The other day I suggested some ways to create writing prompts. This list will suggest ways to expand them into the story you want to tell.
These writing prompts will trip your trigger, light your fire, or push your on-button.
I’ve looked at dozens, maybe hundreds of writing prompts. The problem with them is they all start with a single sentence. When writer’s block ices up your driveway, you need a bigger bulldozer to dislodge it.
Observe your world. Look at the old man on the park bench and imagine him as a boy. What choices or circumstances changed his dreams and brought him to who and where he is today? Ask yourself, what is he looking at? What does he see?