Happy Friday. It’s Melissa here (aka Melina).
To kick off the weekend, we’ve got a writing prompt. In many parts of the world, it’ll be snowing. So, bundle up, get writing, and send your characters on a ski trip.
Don’t be shy. Dive in and give this a shot. It’ll get you warmed up for a weekend of writing, and prompts are a great exercise in learning about your voice.
It’s also, um, kind of
stolen borrowed from a famous episode of Friends. Only, we’re going to flip it on its head and reverse roles.
Write a scene in which your protagonist is stuck, alone, on home on a snowy weekend. Which isn’t as cozy as it sounds, because her friends, including her ex-boyfriend (the one she broke up with only a week ago), are on a ski trip that she helped plan. And now, obviously, she’s not going.
She gets a call from one of her friends that their car is stuck in the middle of nowhere.
What does your protagonist do? Does she get in her car and go searching for her friends on a dark, snowy night? Or does she order a pizza and binge watch something on Netflix?
Bonus questions: If she chooses to rescue her friends, what happens when she sees her ex? And why is SHE the only one that can rescue them (as apposed to AAA or another friend).
Leave your scene in the comments! Stuck? This should help. (Or at least keep you entertained.)
If you’ve got a favorite Friends moment (or Seinfeld moment, or any TV show moment you love) that would make a good writing prompt, let me know!