Writing Prompt – don’t figure it out

question road 125x125 Writing Prompt   dont figure it outThe prompt to end all prompts. Don’t bother trying to figure it out.

Where you’re going or what your pay dirt will turn out to be. Too much depends on stuff that’s way over the horizon, beyond your line of sight and your understanding.

In a million years I couldn’t have imagined ending up where I am now. More than improbable, it was impossible—until it happened. Then it was, okay, well I didn’t quite expect to end up here but this is where I am–so be it. And the unexpected is half the joy of it. So let it happen. If you try to force it, you’ll make it go away. If you attempt to imagine it, you’ll get it wrong. So put the figure it out away and do you the know what. Give you a clue, it has five letters, okay?



About Tony Vanderwarker

I'm a recovering ad man who deserted big city life for the serenity and inspiration of living on a farm. With seven unpublished novels languishing away on my hard drive, my buddy John Grisham offered to mentor me in writing a novel. The result was not what I expected, but I'll take it anyway! The story of writing with Grisham, "Writing With The Master" was published in February 2014 along with the novel I wrote with him "Sleeping Dogs".