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What is Ariana’s Cafe?
Simply put: a place for the creative thinker.
How do I use the prompt?
However you like. Use it as inspiration for a discussion, use it to challenge yourself to blog on the prompt as a subject. Use it to help you with a scene that you’re struggling with. Use it as inspiration for a piece of artwork.
Bottom line: use your creative mind to come up with something amazing from this prompt.
Are there any rules?
No captcha. If you want to have comment approval, leave a note near the comments area. Too many people have been losing comments, and if their comment disappears, they should know that it didn’t go into never land.
No private blogs. If you share, make sure your blog is public. (You can always use my forum arianabrowning.proboards.com to blog publicly for a post, then share that link here.)
No Grammar Police. A lot of the people who join in are not professional writers. They enjoy writing to share their thoughts. Yes, we all appreciate someone who takes the time to spellcheck and grammar check, but not everyone knows proper grammar. We support with these blogs. Don’t critique unless it’s asked for.
When you’ve written your post, drop the link in the comments so others can find you, and for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter of mine.
Here is the prompt for this week! See you next week.
If you’re a novelist: ask who, what, when, where, why, and what-if questions to determine what this has to do with your character, and book. If you’re a blogger: write up what this inspires, and however it does:. poem, song, story, blog.
Here is some additional information that can guide you novelists, only available through this post. Things that I would ask myself from this.
- Since this says the beginning, perhaps that means that your answer lies in the beginning of the book, or the beginning of where the character came in.
- Instead of the beginning of the book, or where the character came in, does this refer to the beginning of their life? I would ask myself, what is the beginning for them. Is it when they entered the book, or when they were born. Then I would ask myself if the character missed something vital in the beginning. Maybe it isn’t their beginning, but the beginning from another character. Or an object that they have. I would go from there.