The Very Short Story Starter
Do you consider yourself a storyteller? Writing a story doesn't have to be hard, nor does it need to come from scratch-–sometimes all you need is a little help getting started.
As a kid, practicing imagination comes naturally. From making up games to telling stories, there are no limits in a child's mind. As adults, it can be hard to tap into that childhood sense of wonder and imagination. The Very Short Story Starter offers simple but unique plots and exercises to get the creative juices flowing. Some stories are time-based (a 20-minute writing prompt), and some target a particular word count. Some prompts instruct you to focus on setting or developing a specific character. Other prompts ask you to play with story structure, to begin at the end or jump right into the middle of the action. You are also encouraged to bring the journal to different locations (a coffee shop or a museum) and take story cues from your surroundings.
There are no right or wrong answers; each page simply has the prompt and plenty of writing space to tell your story. This is a great book for beginner and skilled writers alike.