As the autumn days draw in I’ll spend less time outside, and more time inside writing. It’s a chilly day today in London, I will not be at the pool for our usual Sunday swimming fun. We’ll spend the day in pyjamas instead.
Are you looking for inspiration to write? I just stumbled across these great little websites, with writing prompts! I have books with writing prompts, but I feel like trying something new. A little research and hey presto. Here are a few sites I found, what you’ll find are a mixture of situations or the start of a story (prompt) to continue writing :
100 short story ideas
More short story ideas
Twenty-Five creative writing ideas
This one generates random one line prompts click here.
Release the writer in you-I look forward to reading some of your short stories in my news feed.
Are you a writer? Or an aspiring writer? How do you find character development as a task while writing? Sometimes it can be quite a task to bring your characters alive on paper. For me as a reader I always love it when writers really develop their characters so well, I can get a good sense of what a character is like as a person. Or I have enough detail in the story to work with, to decide whether I like a character or not.
I personally find that writing from a first person point of view ( which I love to do) also helps with character development, as you get right up and close to a character as the writer and reader.
I done a guest blog on the topic of character development over at Serious Reading. Here I share my top tips on developing your characters in your writing, you can have a read of the blog post by clicking here.