Writing Prompt || January


We want to make sure we have plenty of external conflict(s) in our scenes, but without the requisite emotional intimacy, our scenes won’t have that compelling complicity, in which our reader has the opportunity to FEEL something, as well.

In that spirit, this month's prompt is a 500-word monologue.  It can be about anything, so long as the woman/man is expressing visceral regret and/or shame.  What is she confessing?  What is he trying to purge?  And for what aim?

One of the hardest things we do as fiction writers is to construct a consciousness that’s not our own.  Have fun exploring the idiosyncratic complexities of your character’s emotional tumult.

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