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November 4, 2012


14 (who?)
Here's a prompt for your face (it should be a fun one, though... hopefully!):

The WORST place to hear the phrase "Welcome Back."

The thing that I want to stand out is the SETTING.  Sometimes settings are overlooked in stories or at very least, more phoned in than anything else.  Settings are also characters, you know (well, if you didn't, you know now).  We're all so much more concerned with silly things like character development and plot... so for once, let's focus in harder on something else!  Where is the character?  The more unique and specific the better.  Say they're at the doctor's office.  But are they at the proctologist?  An abortionist?  The plastic surgeon?   Surprise me.  And if you can't be unique, try harder.  If you need help, note me.

:bulletred:  Setting is key but also think about if they are with someone for the first time.  Or their grandmother.  
:bulletred:  Why is it the worst place for them to hear this phrase?  
:bulletred:  Don't go crazy on the backstory, we need to know why it's the worst place but no info dumps.
:bulletred:  Like I said, make setting be the crucial element here.  Don't be lazy on everything else, though.

:bulletgreen: ONE PROVISION -->  if you think of a mundane setting but a great story involving a character at the setting, I might allow it.  I mention this only because the idea I have revolves around a hotel.  If you have questions or want me to give it a green light to go with the green bullet, note me.  Odds are I will bend if the potential for story hotness is there.  Odds are, knowing you guys, the potential IS there.

:bulletred:  It can be in any POV, any genre.
:bulletred:  Make it at least 1500 words long, no more than 2000.
:bulletred:  This is due on my birthday, December 6th, 2012.  Note it to me here or at my personal page.

If you have questions, please get in touch.

Life is short.  This is prompt #30.

:star: Also welcome to a ton of new members!  Thank you for your interest in the group and kudos to you for choosing my spot to help you on your path to awesome writing!  :star:

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TawneyK Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
hey, i've missed out on a coupla prompts but this one catches my eye and i've immediately got a good idea. could it still be considered for the gallery if i submit it late?

Thanks Raspil!
raspil Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
violetense Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Writer
Obviously I'm too late for this prompt, but I just wanted to say that if I'd participated, I would have set my submission on a psych ward.
raspil Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Writer
it's never too late to do one of the prompts. they don't expire! :w00t:

go back whenever you'd like and knock it out. keep in mind you must be a member of this group first to have your story considered for the gallery. if you choose to join, and you aren't obligated to if you'd like to watch first, it's all up to you -- please read the about us and manifesto just to be familiar with how i do things and what i expect of everyone (it's not unreasonable, just to do your best).
ARH1997 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Does it have to be prose?
raspil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Writer
yes. this is a prose group. are you lost?
ARH1997 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No. I was just looking for group that gave topics for writing in general or for just poetry.
raspil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Writer
try #HammeredPoetry. they're based on my group but for poets.
AmbreeChristineSkye Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Thank you for creating this prompt, especially since I know your going through a rough time. I'm especially grateful for this one because it rekindled a story I haven't thought about for a long time, but that is very close to my heart.
raspil Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Writer
good deal. :thumbsup:
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