I recently signed up for a writing workshop, hoping to revive my muse. The thing is, lately I’ve felt a bit substandard as a writer. I’ve read my previous works and have been pretty pleased with what I’ve produced. Lately, though… well, it seems like everything that comes out of my brain is crap. Uninspiring, dull, and just poorly written in general.
So… the facilitator of the workshop assigned us a bit of homework. Write a piece to share with the group. It should be no more than 1000 words. If it’s a short poem, bring two. Well, I’m no poetry… so I’ve decided to do either a short story or first chapter. Thing is… I didn’t know what to write. So what do I do?
Look through some writing prompts. After about 30 minutes of reading through prompts, I came across some about generation ships. I really liked the concept behind the ideas for generations ships, which led me to research space habitats. Next thing I knew, I had a rough idea (no story plot), but a beginning scene started to come together.
I started thinking about population and genetics on a space habitat, which put a picture in my head… I looked through my DAZ collection and came up with this!