Write About It Wednesday: Flowers

Happy Wednesday, Writers! I hope you’ve had a good week so far! It’s been a busy week for me. Writing, spending time with my family, cleaning, organizing my new office space… But all week long I’ve been smelling flowers. The house is full of them right now. We have flowers in vases, potted plants, and there are new seeds for us to plant. We’ve got roses, lilies, sunflowers, pansies, carnations, and tulips.

My mother loves flowers, so every year she plants flowers in the Spring and gets flowers for Mother’s Day, as I’m sure most mothers do. We’ve always had house plants growing up. I have a lot of memories of potted plants in the windows of our houses. Going to nurseries and home improvement stores to get gardening supplies for flower gardens. Home wouldn’t be home without one… or ten flowers and plants.

My favorite flowers are tulips. The first time I remember seeing tulips in person was in my early twenties. I was working as a hostess at an upscale restaurant and they always had small bud vases with flowers in them. One day I walked in and there were these pretty pink flowers in the vases. Somehow, I instinctively knew they were tulips. Then and there I decided they were the prettiest flowers I had ever seen and they were going to be my favorite flower from now that moment on. And they’ve been my favorite flower ever since.

Today I’m changing up the prompts a little bit. I want you to focus on characters and character development when you start writing.

All the prompts revolve around flowers, but the real prompt is to focus on the character. Who they are, what they want, why they are where they are, why they are doing what they are doing. How are they feeling?

Think about all of that while you write about:

  1. A character who has just received flowers.
  2. A character who is giving someone flowers.
  3. A character who is tending flowers.
  4. A character who is in a flower shop.

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I hope you enjoy today’s writing prompts!

Until next time,

Write on, Writers!

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