Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 28, 2011

Free Fall Friday

From Betsy:  For those of you who are presently in New York attending the Annual SCBWI Conference, I hope you have a fabulous time!

For the prompt this week, I decided to give you something fun to play with. The photo is from the toy store where I work. Mr. and Mrs. Bossy Frog, along with their baby frog, are learning a tidbit of information from the chicken who resides in the store. Perhaps it is a secret, which they are not to reveal to the other stuffed animals in the room. Whatever she is saying is up to you to decide. The point is to write and have fun.

Study the photo and ponder these questions:

  1. Is your mc one of the frogs, the chicken, or a child who witnesses the exchange?
  2. Are the frogs and chicken already friends or has the chicken just introduced herself to the frogs?
  3. Do the frogs want to live at the toy store forever?
  4. Do the frogs like the chicken? Do they trust what she is saying?
  5. If your mc is a child, how do they react to watching this encounter? Is the child, perhaps, considering buying one of the frogs? How do they feel about separating the family?
  6. Is your mc another stuffed animal?

I hope you have fun with this. After you’ve written a one-page response to the prompt, think about sharing it with us. Kathy and I would love to hear what you come up with.

For additional photos of Bossy Frog, go to Norman’s blog.

As for my own blog, I apologize for being behind this month.

Happy writing! Betsy

Thank you Betsy.  I will let you know about the conference in NYC when I return.

Talk tomorrow,


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: