It’s very easy to fall into habits, to do the usual thing. Change is hard. But change is sometimes what we need, to shake us up, get us thinking in new ways, and jolt us out of a creative rut.
So this week’s prompt is all about changing. Take change as your subject matter. Any sort of change: personal, political, weather, gender, home, job, species, emotion.
Change where you write – don’t sit at your normal desk/coffee shop/library carousel/deserted gothic mansion. Even if you just shift to the spare bedroom or a different carriage on the train, move.
Change what you write about. If you never write about romance – give it some love. If you never write about murder – take a shot. If you never write about war…you get the idea.
And lastly, change the form in which you write. Don’t do poetry? Maybe you do. Don’t do flash fiction? Have a try. Memoir, epistolatory, political pamphlet…think of any form that isn’t one you normally use, and go for it.
And have a good weekend!