Friday Fiction Challenge: 7-11-14

A challenge to help you write, get you thinking, and spark some creativity! Add a link to your response in the comments below and link back to this post. If you just decide to answer the question, and it’s not a full length post, feel free to just comment with your answer. Be creative and have fun!

The Question

What do you see yourself doing in ten or twenty years? Are you famous? Or are you rich, retired, and living in the Bahamas? Or are you just pretty much the same?

The Challenge

Write a story of you meeting your future self. (Yes, you can meet them for coffee if you want. 😉 )

Writings About Writing – Lack of Motivation

We all suffer from a lack of motivation sometimes. If you don’t… please tell me how. (That’s the same thing I said when someone told me they didn’t backwash.)

You have to have motivation to write. Otherwise, you’ll get bored with your writing, and that’ll translate into your writing and make it boring for the readers. The best way to get motivated? In my opinion…

Write something fun.

Find a goofy prompt online, and write a short story based off of that. Try doing some stream-of-consciousness writing (writing down your thoughts). That can be really fun. Other ideas? Write about one of your funniest memories. Write a letter to your future self. Have a chat with one of your fictional characters and write it down. (I suggest that you don’t take your character out for coffee to do this interview. If you do, videotape it. Please.) Write a story in which you take a character out for coffee and get odd looks from strangers. Write a post about how to conquer a lack of motivation. This one works, guys. Trust me. 😉

There’s so many more ideas out there. There’s so many other ways, too. Lack of motivation doesn’t have to last long, and there’s plenty of different options to fix it. So get motivated!

What are some of your favorite ways to get motivated? Have you ever taken a character out to coffee? Tell me in the comments below!