Category: Writing Prompts

Writing Prompt: Lessen Known Mythologies

Research a mythos that is not well known in popular culture and write from the perspective of a minor deity within that mythos.

For example, Ibaje, for the Yoruba religion, has limited duties over the River Niger and serves under the goddess Oya. She is considered a minor goddess.

Writing from the perspective of a being that is still powerful, but not that powerful, is a fun exercise in character building.

Writing Prompt: Library in Blood

 

A good friend of mine told me of a new advancement in data storage technology.

It may soon be possible to store an Alexandria size library in a drop of blood.

For today’s writing prompt: Write a story or poem that takes place in a world where non-biological data is stored in DNA.

What kind of non-biological data do most people store? How is it used? How is it accessed? What are the pros and what are the cons? How has this changed the world? For the better? For the worst? Or just the same except cat gifs now play on people’s arms?