That time Chronia discovers something incredible about herself. — Picture prompt from kavacha from Come Write Indo.

The Craft of Character: Point of View

“Zorambua tries to teach Aislinn archery and time magic. She sucks. (Thank God they’re immortal.) Meanwhile, he is hyper because he has found ‘the one.’” — Write an active scene (a dinner, a romance, an adventure) from the first person POV of no more than 500 words. Now take the exact same scene and write it again from the omniscient POV, entirely from scratch and without looking at the first version.

The Craft of Character: Location, Location, Location

“The veteran surgeon shares his life with a civilian writer.” — Create a scene (700-1000 words) with at least three characters. Two of these characters should have different viewpoints on the world; one should be an “insider” in the world you’re creating, and one should be an outsider. The third character should be an eavesdropper on a conversation between the first two.

The Craft of Plot: Show, Don’t Tell & The Whole Story

“My time for his life.” — Write for a few minutes, then give that character a disease where they learn they have only 24 hours to live. Write some more, then give that character a choice between that object and an antidote.

The Craft of Setting and Description: Strange Lands

“What would you do if your world goes silent?” — We want to smell, hear, and see your setting. We also want to hear it written about with credibility. So you’ll have to do a little research – both functional and imaginative – in order to write this one convincingly. As soon as you place a character in a setting, you have a situation – a story. That character must interact – live or die – in that place and time.