Heads, Tails, Center: Writing Prompt

If there is one thing that I enjoy about writing, it is the adventure that comes with weaving a story, no matter how long or short, from a Creative Writing Prompt.

Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com

Rules: (You will need a piece of paper, a penny and a pen for this exercise…and a clock.)

  1. Using the picture above, one of your choosing, or one from my Pinterest Board, create three columns on your piece of paper, one titled Heads, Center and Tails.
  2. In the Heads column, writing down 10 things you LIKE about the image.
  3. In the Tails column, write down 10 things you DON’T LIKE
  4. In the Center column write down 5 things to improve the picture and 5 things to make it worse.
  5. Now comes the penny: Do a coin toss. If the penny lands on Heads, start writing your prompt with the first item/thought in the Heads column. If Tails, the same rule applies
  6. After 3 to 5 minutes flip the coin again to add in another item from one of your columns NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A REPEAT OF YOUR FIRST COIN TOSS AS IN A HEADS AGAIN, THEN YOU ARE NOW TO USE SOMETHING FROM YOUR CENTER COLUMN
  7. Repeat this sequence for 15 to 30 minutes until you write THE END (You can also create a poem should you choose to do so.)

TIME: 15 to 30 minutes

If you choose to participate, please add a link to your post to this original posting, and feel free to share with others!

I will post my results next week!

Write on? Right on!

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