Think about your favorite fictional character, and imagine what will happen to them ten or twenty years after the story they are part of is over. Feel free to think outside the box–what will happen to Harry Potter or Katniss Everdeen once they’re forty-something?
Write down 5 ideas for some impossible characters – space frogs, singing clocks, walking cactuses – the more unlikely the better. Pick 2 of them. What would happen if they met? Write a story about it.
What if a misplaced letter in a word changes everything? A story about someone who wins a million dollars would be very different if they actually won a million collars; a painting of a world under the sea would look very different to a world inside a pea. Play around with a key word in […]