I don't buy it when people say they want to write but have "writer's block." Someone once said that if you want to write, you have ideas. It's just a matter of drawing them out. And what's better than Mad Libs to get things going?
Okay, maybe many things are better, but sparking creativity is sparking creativity, and plus, I like it when my friends make me laugh! Write down your answer for each, and don't look ahead!
1) The first syllable of your city plus either an "ie" or "en."
2) The gender of your first pet. Write as either man, woman, boy, or girl.
3) A character trait that you admire in others.
4) Your teenage celebrity crush.
5) A hobby or skill that you either gave up or neglect.
6) A number from 1-60.
7) A type of family member.
8) The name of your favorite childhood stuffed animal or doll.
9) Something that could give you a problem.
10) A good feeling
11) A negative adjective
12) A haunting location.
13) Another adjective.
14) A season + 's, followed by a size, followed by a noun
(1)_______________ is a (2)________________ who is (3)______________ and has an uncanny resemblance to (4)____________.
Accomplished at the skill of (5)__________________, both career and life have not seen changes in (6) ______ years. That all shifts with a phone call from his/her estranged (7) _________________, (8)_______________, who desperately needs help with his/her (9)_________________. Will (1)___________ choose to help, giving up a life filled with (10)__________to live a (11)___________ existence with (8)______________in (12)________________? Find out in what critics are calling (13) "_________" : (14)___________.
Since I couldn't fill out my own Mad Lib, I had my mom do it. Here we go:
Lanen is a woman who is empathetic and has an uncanny resemblance to Elvis. Accomplished at the skill of drawing, both career and life have not seen changes in 4 years. That all shifts with a phone call from her estranged sister, Cindy, who desperately needs help with her money. Will Lanen choose to help, giving up a life filled with joy to live an ugly existence with Cindy in a graveyard? Find out in what critics are calling, "Fanciful": Fall's Big Person.
Now share yours, and share the royalties with me when you inevitably make a million dollars from your book!