- a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work.
If you’re a writer – aspiring, published, or otherwise – chances are that you’ve experienced this dam-creating devil. Everyone’s experience of this demon is different.
Long nights when your coffee goes cold while you sit staring blankly at your screen or notepad, trying to conjure something – anything!
Early mornings when that flashing cursor in Word winks at you mockingly.
Days that stand still while you create piles of ripped-out hair around your desk.
Sometimes when drought strikes in a writer’s world, it’s good to go back to the basics, to get those – anticipatory cringing while waiting for cliche – creative juices flowing once more.
Using writing prompts are one way to unblock that word-logged brain. Here are some websites to get you started.
- Writer’s Digest The Writing Prompt Boot Camp
Writer’s Digest is a great website for writers to explore, with articles about writing, educational opportunities, and – of course – those all-important writing prompts.
- thinkwritten 365 Creative Writing Prompts
Whether you want to do a few prompts a day, a few each week, or one every day, thinkwritten gives you 365 writing prompts to work your way through.
- Creative Writing Solutions Creative Writing Prompts
Having trouble with starting your story, developing your characters, or creating a vivid setting? Creative Writing Solutions gives you prompts for each of these and more.
- Daily Writing Prompt
Check out this website for a different prompt – daily!
- The Working Writer’s Club Creative Writing Prompts
Turn the sentences and short passages that The Working Writer’s Club provides into a great story.
Hopefully these websites will help you recover from that dreaded writer’s block.
Definition sourced from Dictionary.com.