WFMAD Day 16 – Going green

I’m headed to the farmer’s market in search of peaches and horseradish. Find someplace cool today and scribble!


Today’s advice: "The scariest moment is always just before you start." Stephen King


Today’s prompt: The seven deadly sins are so useful. I have picked one of them out of the hat for you to ponder and write wildly about.

Before I announce Today’s Sin (which is a rather fun concept), get your character in the right place. Ummmm…. let’s put her in the middle of August, vacationing with family. It could be at Cape Cod, or a lake in Michigan or camping, at her grandmother’s place, visiting an aunt in a city, or staying home to babysit for the neighbors because since her dad was laid off there is no money for anything.

Her mindset at the beginning of the passage should be triumphant, in-control. She owns her world.

And then The Sin shows up. It can arrive in the form of another person, an object, a situation, or a bit of gossip.

Try not write something like "She was feeling [insert sin-modifier adverb]." SHOW the reader that her soul is being eaten by this sin by her behavior. Start subtle and go large.

And Today’s Favorite of the Seven Deadly Sins is….

(Yes, it’s another one of those damn scroll-down prompts…..)

(You know you love them…..)

(You let the dog out already, right?)



4 Replies to “WFMAD Day 16 – Going green”

  1. I laughed when I read the part about letting the dog out. In my head I said, “CHECK!”

    I really like this one, and it will work perfectly with my WIP. 🙂

    Thank you.

  2. Will you be combining the peaches and horseradish? *is intrigued*

    Also, I’m planning on getting some peaches myself, with which I intend to make and put up some peach butter. If I find quart jars somewhere (oh, suburbia, what have you got against canning?) I shall acquire still more peaches and put up sliced peaches in syrup. Because they are delicious.

  3. YES! I really love your prompts. I have so much fun with them that I routinely fly right past the fifteen minute mark, and then the hour mark, and then the sun sets while I’m focused on the monitor, and then I finally take a restroom break and wonder why the world has gone dark…

  4. Ha, that’s kind of scary/ weird b/c my character is currently dealing with Envy b/c she is in a situation where a parent has been laid off. Hmm…maybe this is a *sign*(sparkles)that I should get to writing that scene?

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