Prompt 45: 2019 Short Story Writing Challenge

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Do you want to improve their writing?

Then consider participating in the challenge!
Push yourself to write a short story, work in progress, blog, or anything each week!

Not sure you want to join?

I argue my reasons in the video here!
TLDR: create more contentimprove your writing, and meet other writers!
I wrote about this challenge here.

The Rules

Choose Your Writing Challenge Adventure.
We are all winners as long as we are writing. <- That’s the rule you have to write!

Every Friday I post 2 prompts.  1 that I outlined, and 1 random one, plus each quarter has a theme.

What Does That Mean For You?
You can pick one of the prompts (below), write a story that fits into the theme, or work on your own WIP.

What You Missed?

1st Quarter Prompts – Theme Fairytales
Prompt 1     Prompt 2     Prompt 3     Prompt 4     Prompt 5     Prompt 6     Prompt 7      Prompt 8     Prompt 9     Prompt 10     Prompt 11     Prompt 12    Prompt 13

2nd Quarter Prompts – Theme Morals
Prompt 14     Prompt 15     Prompt 16     Prompt 17     Prompt 18     Prompt 19
Prompt 20     Prompt 21     Prompt 22     Prompt 23     Prompt 24    Prompt 25

3rd Quarter Prompts – Theme Tropes
Prompt 26     Prompt 27     Prompt 28      Prompt 29     Prompt 30     Prompt 31    Prompt 32
Prompt 33     Prompt 34     Prompt 35     Prompt 36      Prompt 37     Prompt 38

4th Quarter STARTS!
Prompt 39     Prompt 40     Prompt 41     Prompt 42     Prompt 43     Prompt 44

Let’s Begin

Theme: Plot Devices

Red herring-  is a misdirect used to divert the attentions of listeners or readers from the original topic.

In literature it’s used in detective and suspense novels.

Examples: The Da Vinci Code


Prompt 1:  Writing Prompt (Holiday Inspired) Thanksgiving

Turkeys have risen up.  They are tired of being eaten, and they fight fowl.


Prompt 2: Novel Last Words (Write a story that starts with the last words of a novel)

“Remember the past, and await the future” – A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness

My Own Progress

I forgot to schedule the post last week, and I worked well on my story. Although I’ve been incredible busy or lazy about updating NaNo.  This week, I’m behind. I haven’t touched my story since last weekend. I’m also behind on youtube, the blogs and this weekend and next week will be so hectic.

It’s okay. One step at a time. Progress is the goal!


See you next Friday with a new Prompt!



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