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Creative Writing Prompts: Story Starter Sentence #7

June 22, 2009

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Today we again have a creative writing prompt in the form of a story starter sentence for you to hone your writing skills with. The main idea behind creative writing prompts in general is that they are supposed to trigger your imagination and flood you with inspiration to write a story or poem. One of the biggest misconceptions about writing and writers is that one must be inspired to write. It is not always so, since in most instances if you just sit around and wait for an idea to strike you might be in for a long wait and rarely get anything written. And this is why you should do creative writing exercises on a regular basis and writing prompts are a great way to achieve this.

The story starter sentence:

That day, on that hill, by that bay, a lot of things went wrong.

The instructions:

Read the above sentence a few times, until a story starts to form in your mind around it. Sit down and write that story. It is best if you simply free-write for 20 to 30 minutes (preferably 30), then stop and read what you have written, fixing what needs fixing. You can use the given sentence as the first sentence or simply somewhere in the middle of the story-it is only called a story starter sentence because it is supposed to jog your imagination and get you to write a piece of fiction.

Stay creative!

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