I’ve recently been thinking about the ways in which people become obsessed with or addicted to things, and how “healthy” activity can fall into this category as well. This could form the basis of a story, or be an interesting back story for an existing character.
Write about a character who has overcome an “unhealthy” addiction by replacing it with a “healthy” one.
Take this writing prompt for a spin:
- Was the unhealthy addiction something very obvious, like smoking, or something secret, like self harm?
- Does anyone in the character’s like recognize that the healthy behaviour is becoming excessive? Does the character?
- In what ways is the character’s body being affected? In what ways is his or her mind being affected?
- Does the character have any friends who share their addictions?