Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor
Writing prompts are clever little gimmicks designed to overcome writer’s block and get the creative juices flowing. I have provided just such a prompt or challenge which I believe you’ll find inspirational, entertaining, and a little bit motivational:
Write a 65,000 word novel about a sexy vampire who although he is 500 years old looks like a pale Justin Bieber with pointy teeth. This old but young bloodsucker will fall for a vulnerable, but beautiful teenager. Their romance will be star-crossed, however, because the tiniest bit of daylight will kill him instantly and she has a very strict curfew, giving them only one minute to be together each evening, hardly enough time to get any decent sparks going. In chapter five, the frustrated vampire will pursue our heroine’s very best friend (who doesn’t have a curfew) and they will do naughty things together (described in a way that is suitable for a twelve-year-old audience). The best friend will record it all in her diary before the vampire sucks out all her blood and she dies. Naturally, in chapter six our beautiful, but vulnerable heroine will read the diary, and a very dramatic one-minute confrontation with our vampire will follow.
For the rest, you’re on your own. You may not use the following words: suddenly, passionately, quivering, tender, three-minute egg. First drafts are due later this month. The first line is due immediately. Happy writing.