It’s just my luck that I would go to write a post on Thursday, have it swallowed up by the WordPress update, and think to myself: No worries, I’m going to post a writing exercise on Friday anyway … and then forget to post said writing exercise. It’s kind of like putting the baby down for a nap and then the mailman comes, the dogs bark, and the nap doesn’t exist anymore …
So, in the interest of preserving my streak and also posting stuff (because that’s what writers with writing blogs do), here is the lucky writing exercise the 13th!
Exercise 13: Your characters are on a road trip, driving along, seeing the sights. Maybe they are on a deadline. Maybe they are just out for a joy ride. Maybe they’re on their way to Missouri to clear out a nest of vamps. In any case, they see something on the side of the road that they just have to stop and check out.
Write a short piece that clues us in as to what they saw, and why it made them stop in their tracks.