Weekly Writing Exercise: Ecosystems

Anyone that follows my blog knows that my weekly writing prompts generally reflect what is going on in my life. So following that trend, this week’s prompt has to do with writing about your favorite place to either live or visit.

For me, it’s a toss up between the mountains or living by the sea. Both places that I’ve visited this year were absolutely gorgeous and I felt sluggish to try and leave the area.

With that being said, if I were to go in and write something for my own prompt, it would be some kind of story taking place in the mountains or down at the beach. Maybe I would write a horror piece about all the deadly animals in the area attacking our camp in the mountains.

Odds are I will write on this topic for my blog, but the writing would exist more in the non-fiction section. After a few month’s of wandering, I’ve gained a lot of stories that I am excited to share with everyone.

But again, this prompt isn’t just about me, it’s about us, the writers. So as I usually suggest with my prompts, pick your format first. Determine if you’re going to write poetry, a script, fiction, or some other form.

Next, reflect on what ecosystem you would love to visit or live. If you haven’t been to an area but believe you would love it, that’s fine too. Just make sure to do some research on where you’re writing about. Even if it’s fiction, the more you know and understand a location, the easier it is for a reader to believe what you’re writing.

Well, that’s it for today! Pull up a new document, think about the ecosystem you want to write about, and get to work! As always, commenting is available on all my posts, so if you have something you’d like me to read, feel free to send it my way!