Writing Prompt: Survival in a New Life

Writers block, defined as “a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work,” is a plague that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another in our writing careers. Ideas are hard to come by sometimes. Ideas are like fireflies; they flit in and out of mental vision, but they are hard to catch.

Keeping this in mind, a writing prompt will be offered here every Sunday (in different formats, of course). The length of what you write is your decision entirely. It is my hope that these prompts will spark creativity and kickstart the writing process.

This week’s prompt: A young girl in the 18th century is an herbal healer. She is well respected because her cures work, and she is friends with everyone in the community. Yet when it is revealed that she is a witch, she is ostracized and is forced to leave town or face death. The story would be one of her survival in a new life.

[How did this prompt help you? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below, or send an email!]

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