About 7 years ago, some writer friends and I started a writing prompt community on Livejournal. We did this because one was desperately needed. We wanted it to be an answer to other writing / character-centric communities various blogging venues. Those of us who were there were looking for new and interesting ways to stretch our characters and to dig down deep into who they were and are wanted to create a compelling reason to show up at the page – and so Writer’s Muses was born. It was well received and copied many times over.
Time and the social media landscape being what they are, however, Writer’s Muses along with the scores of other sites fell to the wayside. Following the incredible amount of encouragement from past members of the sites over at Livejournal, Dreamwidth, PanHistoria elsewhere , we decided to repeat that past success if possible and do it here on my blog, as well as on past venues – and with social media links on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Bloglovin’.
How it works
Each week will feature a series of writing prompts. In the past on the Livejournal and Dreamwidth communities we had a minium word count of 150 words. It wasn’t a hard and fast rule because we know that sometimes certain characters that we write tend to be very short and sweet with their responses, and so those are acceptable, too. The key to Writer’s Muses prompts was for members to simply enjoy the process and want to show up at the page.
After picking a prompt, write it out in your blog or even your physical journal.
A good format to follow is the one that we set up for our members, but you can do it any way you like of course!
Prompt Set #, Prompt Number and Letter( if applicable), and the Title.
An example would be:
1.1 – What Mother Told Me Never to Do
Some of us add the name of the character, the fandom and the word count. such as shown here. It can be listed at the top of the entry or most prefer it to be beneath the entry like this.
Muse (Character):Fanny Fae / Faelyn
Fandom: Original Character / Folklore / Mythology
Word Count: 454
You can add your own tags for muse names, subject and the like . The key is to have fun!