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Posted on by Courtney Meznarich

SoCreate Screenwriting Software’s Weekly Writing Challenge – Prompt 12

Participating in SoCreate's Weekly Writing Challenges can be the perfect solution to get your creative juices flowing and overcome writer's block.

With prompt 12, you can dive into a new story that features Duane and Janice in the Department of Motor Vehicles. Duane is anxiously waiting for his turn, and he's already losing his patience. But what happens when an unexpected event occurs that turns his attitude around?

SoCreate Screenwriting Software's
Weekly Writing Challenge

Writing Prompt

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  • Location: INT – Department of Motor Vehicles – Day

  • Characters: Duane; Janice

  • Scene Description: Duane (34) anxiously taps his foot while looking at the ticker that displays the number next in line. He’s number 48. Janice (55), a DMV employee bordering on retirement, calls number 12. Duane is losing his cool.

  • Prompt: Write a scene that flips Duane’s attitude from negative to positive when something unexpectedly happy happens right in front of him at the DMV. What does he see, and what conversation does he hear between whom?

Extra Credit: Create an Alias for one of you characters, locations, or props! To create Aliases, type the '@' sign to open the Quick Add tool, then click the Add Alias link next to the item you would like to add an alias to. Aliases enable you to refer to a Character, Location, or Prop by an alternate name. Suppose you have a character named Duane, but you would like to refer to him as "The Dude" or "D-Man", you would want to add these names to the character Duane as aliases, then you can @mention the character "Duane" by @The Dude or @D-Man.  You can do the same for Locations and Props.

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Weekly writing challenges are the perfect way to hone your skills as a writer and develop your unique voice. They can inspire you to explore new genres and take on different writing projects. Don't miss out on this opportunity to take on the challenge and see where your creativity takes you! Check back each week for a new challenge, and visit SoCreate's story idea resources for more writing inspiration.