Apr 13, 2011

Writing Prompt: Not JUST a Bug

Write from the perspective of a bug: ladybug, butterfly, spider, ant, bumblebee... bug of your choice. What are the daily hassles he/she has to deal with? What is his/her epic quest? What brings him/her the most joy?

This prompt is designed to get you writing in a unique perspective, rather than the typical first person human being we deal with every day. This also presents a challenge, because if you're anything like me, you'll shoo bugs away, smash them with the corner of your shoe, or run away in fear, depending on what bug it is. In order to write a successful story, we have to care about your main character, which in this instance, is a creature most people despise. How will you get us to love it?

Get creative and passionate about the little tiny insects we flick away with the whip of a hand, and write this story of a special bug, one who is more than JUST  a bug, right now.

1 comment:

  1. I love some bugs in my garden because they do more good than harm. Ladybugs, bees, praying mantises, and garden snakes! (threw that in). We all work together. Great prompt!

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