Friday, April 07, 2017

Posted by Laurel Garver on Friday, April 07, 2017 6 comments
Welcome, A-Z Blogging Challenge friends. This year, my theme is Prompt-a-day, with fun or thought-provoking writing prompts to use as a story start, warm up, or creativity stretching exercise.

Fear


A group of schoolkids gets trapped in an avalanche or collapsed mine.


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6 comments:

  1. Ooh, fear is a good one, because I'm always struggling to answer the questions "what do your characters fear the most? what is the worst that could happen?"

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    1. Thanks, Deniz. Making characters face their fears really shows what they are made of.

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  2. Fun! I am always looking for prompts -glad you found me thru the A to Z challenge!
    As to the 'spin' just off the cuff, I would have the kids find an area where they begin to set up a place of their own....

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    1. ...and trouble ensues. Love it. Have fun with it!

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  3. Hi Laurel - I always think of miners trapped underground - Chile, China and early days here in the UK ... really worry me! Not a good thought ... Fear it would definitely be ... cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/g-is-for-goose-gobbling-or-otherwise.html

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    1. It was a visit to the Mining Museum in Wales that partly inspired this, especially learning that children helped their parents in the work. How scary that must have been.

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