Turning points. We all have them. You can’t force someone to change – they have to want to. But how does one get to that point? It’s different for everyone. I have spent quite a bit of time interviewing recovering addicts and they call that moment ‘rock bottom’ and for some it was jail, failed suicide attempt, the loss of a friend to an OD, others the loss of jobs, home or family.
Today’s prompt: Can you think of a turning point in your own life? Let’s dig deeper than the birth of your first child – though that’s a very valid turning point, or marriage. Think smaller – more everyday. Was there an incident, a second in time, after which you felt things would never be the same? When you knew that your live would be changed forever? Write about it – keep it short, it’s more of a scene than a novel prompt. Vivid description and inner dialogue are key components to writing these well. Use your own life, or the life of one of the characters in your latest WIP.
Post your scene here in the comments, or leave a link to your blog/website/google doc instead. We will read every post.