What if I take a chance and tell someone I love them?
What if I send that letter?
What if I don't apologize?
One of the most powerful tools in writing is asking the question:
Because it allows us to think of the possibilities. What if you could change the weather and make it rain food? (Cloudy, with a Chance of Meatballs). What if you had the power to heal people? (Bruiser- Shusterman)
Some of our greatest stories started with the author asking the question
1. Make a list of "What if" questions. (Get as many as you can!)
2. Pick three and extend them.
Ex: What if Cinderella was real and hiding out in your school?
extensions: Would she be a teacher?
One of the ladies in the cafeteria?
How would you know it was her?
Why did she choose your school?
3. Then, choose one to write about now. You can come back to the others later if you like.
create your what ifs.
Think of the possibilities.
I look forward to hearing your stories.