Writing prompts are an excellent way to break through writer’s block, stir up creativity, and try something new! For today’s prompt, I’d like you to write a 500-word story in the mystery genre using the first-person narrative. That means using I, me, and mine when telling the story from your point of view. Remember to develop your setting and character(s). Feel free to send me your story at firstname.lastname@example.org for the chance to have your story featured on our blog and to check out our creative writing classes, courses, and workshops Virtual Courses, Classes, and Workshops – Pandamonium Publishing House.
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Writing Prompt October Challenge for Authors
October 18, 2021– October will be over in just under two weeks; can you believe it? We’ve figured out Luna’s Halloween costume, the cats’ costumes, and our own, so we are officially ready to celebrate Halloween over Zoom with our families!
We hope you’re enjoying the author challenge this month, which is photo writing prompts, and I hope you’re discovering things about yourself as an author and about your work. Let’s dig into today’s assignment.
Instructions: Write a 2,000-word short story using the photo prompt above. Use first-person narrative in the mystery genre. A lot of people make the mistake of using too much internal dialogue when writing in the first person, but a quick tip to help you correct this is to think of your manuscript as if it were being made into a movie. If your book made it to the big screen, would your audience know what’s going on based on what you’ve written?
First-person narrative: First-person narrative sits the reader right beside the main character during the story. The reader experiences everything the main character does and has a front-row seat to the action! Use the pronouns “I,” “me,” “we,” and “us” to tell a story from the main character’s perspective.
Mystery genre: The mystery genre contains stories with narration in which one or more elements remain unknown until the end; the stories are like puzzles, where the reader is given one piece at a time to figure out the big picture. It starts backward (like with a dead body) and then finds out who the killer is. A thriller is when the story works forwards.
Happy writing! As always, feel free to send us your work for consideration to email@example.com.
Infographic First Person
June 4, 2018-I LOVE writing in First Person narrative! Why? Because it allows my reader to sit beside the main character and feel everything that he feels and experience everything that she experiences first hand. Check out this handy infographic on ways to start a first-person story! Brought to you by our friends at NowNovel.com