This is a Write30 prompt. That means you read the prompt, ponder for a minute or two and then get down to writing. See where it takes you.
Your character has just experienced something they didn’t expect. Like…
- Winning the lottery
- Getting an award or some sort of recognition
- Securing a place in their sports team
Confront the emotions of your character in an active scene – show us what they are doing when they hear about it. Are they happy with this unexpected occurrence? If not, why not?
How will this change the relationship dynamics with other characters? Add conflict in this scene based on the above and bring out who they are in conflict with and why?
After the session, find examples from books where great writers have done the same thing! Note down your observations and learnings.