Here’s a creative writing exercise that can help you dig deep into emotional turmoil, hone your descriptive writing skills and maybe come up with a great book idea to publish.
Creative Writing Exercise – Missing!
A teenage girl goes missing, on the way home from school, and turns up six months later. She has very little memory of the past six months. She tries to convince her family she was kidnapped, but they continue to believe she ran away.
Once her head clears she starts to remember things. She’s even more convinced she was kidnapped by the government and experimented on. Brainwashing techniques, drugs, etc. She breaks out to hunt down the people who kidnapped her.
Some questions to get you started. You can always think of more as the idea takes hold.
- What kind of memories does she have about the abduction?
- What kinds of things were done to her?
- Is this a sinister group or a cult?
This creative writing prompt could be a story about a badass teen vigilante or renegade who seeks justice for herself. Perhaps in her quest she realizes other girls have been taken, so she goes on a renegade mission to free them. Maybe several of them band together and become crime fighters—modern day heroes.
Be sure to put a lot of emotion into this story. Emotion is what propels a character. It’s also what compels a reader to keep reading. This is good writing practice for adding an emotional punch into your writing.
Check out my post on why you should use creative writing prompts.
If you’ve enjoyed this creative writing exercise, feel free to leave a comment below. I’d love to know how this helped you in your writing.
All the best,