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NEW PROMPT! "I wish I felt this way"

September 14, 2018


Yes, another writing prompt! I know we're doing a lot of stuff, what with the contest and other prompts and whatnot, but I got inspiration for this and I just had to make a prompt out of it.

You know when you see one of those "relatable" posts or memes, but you honestly can't relate to it at all, but you sort of wish you did so you could understand what they were talking about? Or when you have a shared experience with other people and they're all talking about how scared/emotional/angry/sad they were about it, but you just didn't feel that way at all? Think back to a time, any time at all, when everyone else felt a certain way, whether it was about an event, a relatable thing, a fandom thing, or something else altogether, but you didn't, and you wanted to feel that way too. It's in our instincts to want to fit in, to want to be able to make connections with other people, and maybe that's why we want to feel the same way everyone else does on a subject.

One tip that often comes up in writing advice is that good characters should have emotions, should feel just like regular people do. But one thing I haven't seen very often is making a character want to feel something.

And that's exactly what this prompt is about. Write a short story (or prose, poem, or whatever else you like to write) about a character who wishes they felt a certain way. You can make it short, long, dramatic, fun, whatever. Maybe they wish they felt sorry for something they did, or maybe they wish they were in love with someone who loves them, or maybe they simply wish they felt the same way as everyone else on something. No word count this time. Put #WishIFelt in the title, and we'll do our best to read, like, and comment on it! Happy writing!


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  • Luna Lemon

    Just published my piece The Unknown. Feel free to check it out. Thanks so much for creating this prompt, it was a really creative prompt and I loved writing it!:)

    over 1 year ago
  • omicron7889

    I published something for this! :)

    over 1 year ago
  • Luna Lemon

    I'll do this sometime this week! So excited, thanks for making this:)

    over 1 year ago

    I finished the review a couple days ago; sorry for not getting back to you guys :)

    over 1 year ago
  • Araw

    Finished this thing. This prompt was a lot of fun.

    over 1 year ago
  • Onion3102

    All done... Was a super prompt to work with

    over 1 year ago
  • Lauren Nelson

    This prompt really gave me something to grapple with.

    over 1 year ago
  • Surly Wombat

    I probably won't do this one since I already had a list of things I needed to write.

    over 1 year ago
  • janice

    Okay, so I'm on my mom's computer again. It looks like I can be on here for a while, but I'm not sure.

    over 1 year ago
  • janice

    Hey, just so you know, I don't know when I'll be active again. My computer broke, and I'm using my mom's right now. I'll have to see what I can do

    over 1 year ago
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    over 1 year ago