Monday, August 15, 2011

Writing Prompt: She knew he'd come back.

This round's writing prompt is:

She knew he'd come back someday, but he couldn't have picked a worse moment.


He knew she'd come back someday, but she couldn't have picked a worse moment.

As always, the prompt sentence should be read as the opening line of a novel. Your job is to write the next 100 words like you're writing the opening paragraph. Which means your goal is draw me into the story, give me a taste of the world your'e creating. For some wonderful examples, you can click here.

Must be 25 or under to enter. One entry per person per round. Send your 100 words - along with your name and email address - to me by clicking here. Or you can email them to me at Stephanie(at)GoTeenWriters(dot)com. I always send confirmation emails, so if I don't verify receiving your entry within 48 hours, please check with me.

Have your entries in to me by Monday, August 22nd at 11:59pm, Kansas City time.

If you want even more details about Go Teen Writer's prompts, you can find them by clicking here.

Here are our wonderful judges this round:

Julie Garmon
Julie Garmon is a Southern author who’s not afraid to tackle sticky subjects. A nugget of redeeming hope hides buried in her writing. Her tagline is “Southern Stories of Grit and Grace.” She’s been a regular contributor to Daily Guideposts since 2003, and writes on assignment for Guideposts magazine. She’s published with Sweet 16, PLUS, Angels on Earth, Homelife, Today’s Christian, Today’s Christian Woman,,, and Julie won a coveted spot to the Guideposts’ writers contest in 2004, and was chosen to attend subsequent Guideposts’ workshops based on winning entries.

Diana Sharples
Diana Sharples is the former editor of an online speculative fiction magazine, Electric Wine, (no longer in publication) and currently moderates a critique group for Christian YA authors. She was a double-finalist in the 2009 ACFW Genesis competition, and won the 2010 MORWA Gateway award for her Contemporary YA novel, Running Lean. Diana lives in Georgia with her husband and daughter and a house full of rescued pets, and can often be found riding her motorcycle around the north Georgia mountains.

Ashley Mays
Ashley Mays is the former Editorial Assistant for Brio and Brio & Beyond magazines and currently writes her own fiction for teens. She enjoys rock climbing, people watchin gin airports, and expanding her shoe collection. Ashley lives with her husband in Colorado. No, they don't ski. Learn more about Ashley on her website:


  1. I can't wait!!!!:)

    - Elisabeth Greenwood

  2. Ashley Mays!This one sounds really fun Stephanie!
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

  3. I like the either or. Great prompt!

  4. This'll be so good :)

  5. Haha- Sierra, you're so funny! I'm glad this is your reaction when you see my name. ;-) Much more fun to see than "Boo, Ashley Mays..."

  6. Ashley: :) I'd never do that :)
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)
    P.S. Are you open to bribery now? Just kiddin'