Hey! I love your stories, and is it okay if I ask for help? My teacher asked me to write a story with 'journey', and I'm not sure what to write.. could you maybe provide some inspiration or where to get said inspiration?
I’d be happy to!
When we think of a “journey” in writing, we think about two types of stories, generally. One is like The Hobbit. A cast of characters goes on a long trip to accomplish their ultimate goal. The other is like My Side of the Mountain. Where one character changes drastically (generally a growing up story) due to unusual circumstances/events. A journey doesn’t have to be physical– an emotional journey is just as good!
In my stories, I try to flip the expected plot! The Hobbit starts with Bilbo refusing to go on the journey and then, ultimately, choosing to go. What if a group comes to your character for information and refuses to let them come with? What if your character stows away? What if your character actively tries to stop them and spends the rest of the story booby-trapping the road?
I’d try finding some good prompts, thinking of how you think they’d go and doing the opposite. It’s a lot of fun that way!
(And less vague: you know what I’m interested in lately? That Chosen One thing where the chosen one already knows. Like a group of adventurers show up on the MC’s doorstep like “You have to come with us, you are the only one who can defeat this person. We know it sounds far-fetched, but you have to trust us.” And the MC is like “Whaaaaaat, that is crazy, hahaha, who would believe that?” But inside they’re sweating because they found out about all that like five years ago, have already mastered their powers, but don’t know if they trust the adventurers or not. So then they have to go on the journey with them, keeping it a secret, until the adventurers prove that the MC can trust them.)
Here are a bunch of prompt blogs I use who I hope will forgive me for once again tagging them lol.