Writing Prompt Wednesday – The Metamorphosis

“Gregor Samsa awoke one morning to find he’d been transformed into a gigantic cockroach… Nah, it’s too good.” – Max Bialystock – Mel Brooks’ The Producers

Another Writing Prompt Wednesday is upon us, and I think it is gonna be a fun one.

When writing, your characters undergo a certain amount of transformation as the story progresses. Sometimes the change is something physical, like the beginning of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, and other times the change is some intangible mentality, attitude, or opinion. Sometimes the character changes on the inside, like a growth of courage and strength as the adventure progresses, and sometimes its when their life is forcibly ripped away in a tragic death.

This writing prompt, I want you to take one of your characters and look at how they grew and changed through your current story.  Now start a new story, beginning with a major transformation to their status quo. Something big. It doesn’t have to be anything as drastic as turning them into a giant cockroach, but if you think that would be a cool idea, go for it.

On second thought, the cockroach thing has been done, so maybe pick a different creature.

Oswald Kafka
I turned into a rabbit.

Till next time,


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