Sometimes the hardest part of writing is figuring out what to do with that blank page.
Coming up with a new short story idea doesn't have to be painful, however.
Pick 5 key qualities about them you want to highlight within your description.
Then, without ever mentioning the character at all, describe either their living room or their bedroom to meet that goal.
Believe it or not, editing does count as writing and can actually sharpen those creative writing skill more than you think.
It can be a little scary to pull up a story you wrote last week or even two years ago and tear it apart. Check out this video of me editing my old writing in order to replace weak verbs with stronger, better ones to get a taste of what this can look like and how it can help you get better. It can be one you already created or a completely new one. You can choose sadness, anger, happiness, and excitement BUT you can also go a bit further and choose to use drunk, flirty, terrified, and eager.
For example: the sunset, brushing your teeth, looking up at the sky.
Your job is to rewrite these experiences in the most unique way you can using visuals that you don’t normally see in writing.
This can be anything from equality to the difference between right and wrong.
Next, craft a short story with the setting being and do your best to make sure that theme shines through Get creative!