Hey readers! So I’ve not posted in a while (don’t worry, Alice has published some great posts in the meantime which you should check out!) but I’ve spent some time coming up with some ideas for posts I want to write. So here’s the first! I personally have always found using prompts very helpful sometimes when you’re stuck on what to write or have no inspiration. I’ve never been the best at writing them, however, but recently I came up with these 3 worldbuilding prompts which aren’t the worst (I don’t think?) Please do let me know what you think of them!
- Ever since you were a young child, you Grandma has told you an old folks story about a child who fell through their mirror into the dark and twisted version of their world on the other side. You always thought it was make believe, until one day you trip and fall through the mirror yourself, the glass doing nothing to stop you. However, it’s not long until you realise that the dark and twisted world is actually the one you’ve been living in all along.
- A nasty blow to the head and the next thing you know you’re waking up in a hospital with a bad case of amnesia. You don’t know who you are, where you are, or who anyone else is. However, when a group of people turn up claiming to be your family, you’re less willing yo accept this than you have been to accept everything else. There’s something that just doesn’t feel quite right…
- One late night party, an early morning spaceflight lesson the next morning, and an instructor who’s almost as tired as you are have all led to a messy crashland on the surface of an unknown planet. Thankfully, the damage to the spaceship isn’t too bad, but there are some key pieces damaged that will need to be replaced. Your only option of both staying alive and finding the parts you need is to try and blend in with the nearby alien civilisation.
Anyway, not the best prompts, but they’re the best I can do and cover a fairly wide span of genres. They’re all meant to be worldbuilding prompts (a the title suggests), meaning they prompt you to write about a new world/place in detail, as it’s all new to the characters (and in two of them, to the readers too) (yes I did just use three variations of the word “to” in one sentence). If you do decide to use any of them, please do let me know and/or send me what you’ve written! I’d love to see what might possibly come of them.
Anyway, that’s all for today’s post! Thanks for reading, I hope you liked it, and don’t forget you can easily contact us in a variety of different ways (the most likely to get a quick reply being Instagram – @writeaweek)