Category Archives: Writing Prompts

Writing Prompt: Eavesdropping

At the last meeting one of the bits of advice given was about dialogue and how to make it more realistic. A trick suggested to help improve dialogue was eavesdropping on real conversations and analysing them. While that tidbit was … Continue reading

Posted in Writing Prompts | 1 Comment

Writing Prompt: Role Reversal

The novel I’m writing now came from me wanting to make the protagonist of the story one of the ‘secondary’ characters of the quest. After all, we should be making all our secondary characters as strong and as fully fleshed … Continue reading

Posted in Writing Prompts | 2 Comments

Writing Prompt: New Traditions

This time of year is rife with traditions, whether it be the deeply religious, or the old family type. But what if you’re in a world without Christmas, Hanukkah, or any of our world’s familiar holidays? What festival do they … Continue reading

Posted in Writing Prompts | Leave a comment

Writing Prompt: First Line Fun

Take your favourite book. What’s its first line? We’re going to use that as the base, but here’s a few rules. Try not to work in the same genre as that book. None of the characters can be facsimiles of … Continue reading

Posted in Writing Prompts | 2 Comments

Writing Prompt: Platinum

Vision Writers is officially 20 years old this month. Woah! We are Brisbane’s oldest speculative fiction writers group and this is our platinum anniversary. So fittingly this month’s writing prompt is platinum. Just that. Platinum. Let’s see where our active … Continue reading

Posted in Writing Prompts | Leave a comment

Writing Prompt: Don’t speak

This is less a prompt and more a challenge. Can you write a story with no dialogue? Normally it would be a terrible mistake to have a story with no dialogue, but if you come at it from the right … Continue reading

Posted in Writing Prompts | 2 Comments

Writing Prompt: Weak Sauce

What makes all those monsters like werewolves and vampires so scary? The fact they’re so much stronger than us. We couldn’t possibly hope to defeat them – unless we know their weakness. But what if those myths were intentionally misleading? … Continue reading

Posted in Writing Prompts | Leave a comment

Writing Prompt: Paradoxical Titles

This month’s writing prompt is inspired in no small part by Sean Platt & Johnny B Truant’s ‘Caveman Timecop’ and James Scott Bell’s(writing under K Bennett) Zombie Legal Thriller series. Those concepts are hilariously magnificent and, well, inspiring. So, how … Continue reading

Posted in Writing Prompts | 6 Comments

Writing Prompt: Memorable Movie Lines

This month I’ve collected some of our active members favourite movie lines. Let the movie line inspire your story – but do your best to write in an entirely different genre than the originating movie. Don’t just use the line … Continue reading

Posted in Writing Prompts | 2 Comments

Writing Prompt: The Business Plan

I’ve been working on my business plan as a writer for the last couple of months (it’s a good idea to help you really buckle down on goals, if you aren’t sure where to start, try this series of articles). … Continue reading

Posted in Writing Prompts | 1 Comment