Hello! Here’s this month’s selection of What Ifs to stimulate your writing brain. Let’s see what can you do with these! Some are deliberately vague or ambiguous so you can interpret them in different ways.
There’s one for each day of the month. If you need more, please take a look at our book The Fastest Way to Get Ideas – 4,400 Essential What Ifs for Writers.
1. everyone was illiterate?
2. your destination kept getting further away?
3. there were no depths you wouldn’t sink to?
4. you were a cause of dismay?
5. you couldn’t wipe the smile off your face?
6. you couldn’t see through all the tears?
7. sharks could fly?
8. your whole life was sponsored – by a product, brand, organisation or individual?
9. you needed someone killed?
10. words didn’t have vowels?
11. words didn’t have consonants?
12. you accidentally researched the wrong subject and discovered something extraordinary?
13. you were frozen to the spot?
14. you had nothing to do?
15. there was nothing you could have done?
16. you could have done something but you chose not to?
17. a great revelation was revealed?
18. it all suddenly made complete sense?
19. you doubled the amount of exercise you were getting?
20. you had twice as many ideas?
21. you opened it and then decided you didn’t want it after all?
22. you liked to keep people on their toes?
23. you always made a point of rejecting the first one?
24. you were microscopic?
25. you owned the world’s biggest company?
26. you were fired from the company you founded?
27. you managed your kids’ band, and they suddenly became huge?
28. you had to make a life-or-death decision every single day?
29. you were poisonous?
30. you caused an earthquake?
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