Better Him Than Me! A Silent Writers’ Prompt

Tonight at 9 EST and PST, the Silent Writers Collective holds its weekly online writing retreat.  All writers are welcome to join in and be quiet.

You can work on your own project or use the writing exercise provided below.  For those participating in the Post A Day challenge, it’s a great time to stockpile a post or two.  For those who aren’t sure what they want to work on, here is an interesting exercise for fiction writers from Poets & Writers’ new series, “The Time is Now.”



… “impending doom arrives.”     Oops! Sorry, the last line was cut.

For poets:

Resources: Silent Writers Collective,, Post A Day.

2 thoughts on “Better Him Than Me! A Silent Writers’ Prompt

  1. So sorry I didn’t make it to the retreat last night! I was so tired, after working with the boys on homework for 2 1/2 hours I went straight to bed. However, I did take my notebook with me and wrote two whole sentences! And those two sentences made up a whole page! Interestingly enough, although I was so tired, the sentences actually made sense, (when I read them this morning). 🙂

    Thanks so much for the continuing inspiration Olivia!

  2. Providing separate prompts for fiction writers and poets is a great idea. The poetry one, in particular, seems pretty amusing. I also think it can be pleasantly challenging to write a poem based off a prompt for a different style and vice versa.

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