Writing Prompts

writer’s block

noun

  1. a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work.
writersblock

A writer in their native habitat, crippled by writer’s block. Sourced from AfricanPlato.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Daily Writing Prompt
    Check out this website for a different prompt – daily!
  5. 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.

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