Tag: Writing Prompt

Writing Prompt: Finally

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Writers block, defined as “a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work,” is a plague that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another in our writing careers. Ideas are hard to come by sometimes. Ideas are like fireflies; they flit in and out of mental vision, but they are hard to catch.

Keeping this in mind, a writing prompt will be offered here every Sunday (in different formats, of course). The length of what you write is your decision entirely. It is my hope that these prompts will spark creativity and kickstart the writing process.

This week’s prompt: After years of writing commercial jingles and cheesy, B-movie scores, a composer writes a masterful piece that propels him (or her) into the limelight (Writing Forward).

[How did this prompt help you? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below, or send an email!]

Happy Writing,

Writing Prompt: Behind the Picture

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Writers block, defined as “a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work,” is a plague that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another in our writing careers. Ideas are hard to come by sometimes. Ideas are like fireflies; they flit in and out of mental vision, but they are hard to catch.

Keeping this in mind, a writing prompt will be offered here every Sunday (in different formats, of course). The length of what you write is your decision entirely. It is my hope that these prompts will spark creativity and kickstart the writing process.

This week’s prompt: A picture on your mantle unexpectedly falls and crashes to the floor. As you go to pick it up, you notice a note hidden behind the picture. The message is from the future—and written by you. It instructs you to do something important. What does it say? (Writer’s Digest)

[How did this prompt help you? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below, or send an email!]

Happy Writing,

Writing Prompt: Dystopian Medicine

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Writers block, defined as “a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work,” is a plague that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another in our writing careers. Ideas are hard to come by sometimes. Ideas are like fireflies; they flit in and out of mental vision, but they are hard to catch.

Keeping this in mind, a writing prompt will be offered here every Sunday (in different formats, of course). The length of what you write is your decision entirely. It is my hope that these prompts will spark creativity and kickstart the writing process.

This week’s prompt: In a future dystopian society, people have decided that God is the ultimate healer and that doctors are from the devil. A man and woman practice medicine in secret, and start an underground revolution to usurp the powers that be.

[How did this prompt help you? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below, or send an email!]

Happy Writing,

Writing Prompt: Choice

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Writers block, defined as “a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work,” is a plague that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another in our writing careers. Ideas are hard to come by sometimes. Ideas are like fireflies; they flit in and out of mental vision, but they are hard to catch.

Keeping this in mind, a writing prompt will be offered here every Sunday (in different formats, of course). The length of what you write is your decision entirely. It is my hope that these prompts will spark creativity and kickstart the writing process.

This week’s prompt: A young, professional dancer injures her knee and can never dance professionally again. She decides if she can’t move to the music, she’ll make it. Which instrument does she choose and why? (Writing Forward)

[How did this prompt help you? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below, or send an email!]

Happy Writing,

Writing Prompt: Losing a Loved One

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Writers block, defined as “a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work,” is a plague that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another in our writing careers. Ideas are hard to come by sometimes. Ideas are like fireflies; they flit in and out of mental vision, but they are hard to catch.

Keeping this in mind, a writing prompt will be offered here every Sunday (in different formats, of course). The length of what you write is your decision entirely. It is my hope that these prompts will spark creativity and kickstart the writing process.

This week’s prompt: Someone who you are extremely close to unexpectedly dies. Write that person a letter explaining what you will miss most about him or her (Writer’s Digest).

[How did this prompt help you? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below, or send an email!]

Happy Writing,

Writing Prompt: Mythological Creatures

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Writers block, defined as “a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work,” is a plague that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another in our writing careers. Ideas are hard to come by sometimes. Ideas are like fireflies; they flit in and out of mental vision, but they are hard to catch.

Keeping this in mind, a writing prompt will be offered here every Sunday (in different formats, of course). The length of what you write is your decision entirely. It is my hope that these prompts will spark creativity and kickstart the writing process.

This week’s prompt: Dragons, unicorns, fairies, and mermaids. Trolls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. Lore, legend, and myth are heavily populated with mythological beasts and creatures.Maybe a character in your story discovers and befriends a legendary creature. Or maybe one of these creatures is the main character in your story. Better yet, invent a mythological creature of your own. (Writing Forward).

[How did this prompt help you? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below, or send an email!]

Happy Writing,

Writing Prompt: The Offer of a Lifetime

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Writers block, defined as “a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work,” is a plague that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another in our writing careers. Ideas are hard to come by sometimes. Ideas are like fireflies; they flit in and out of mental vision, but they are hard to catch.

Keeping this in mind, a writing prompt will be offered here every Sunday (in different formats, of course). The length of what you write is your decision entirely. It is my hope that these prompts will spark creativity and kickstart the writing process.

This week’s prompt: A talented and homeless twenty-something is busking in the subway. A well-to-do Juliard student passes by, then stops, turns around and approaches the busker with the offer of a lifetime (Writing Forward).

[How did this prompt help you? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below, or send an email!]

Happy Writing,

Something Different

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I recently came across a site call WritersCafe.org while in search of well, writing sites, places I could get feedback on my own writing. I’ve been feeing the need for more constructive criticism regarding my own work, as I know it needs revising, I’m just not sure where and how.

Ao, about this site. It’s fairly simple and straightforward. You sign up for an account and are able to post your own writing for others to review and rate. In turn, you are also able to read, review, and rate the work of others on the site. Each time you post new work, rate someone else’s or write a review, you earn a certain number of points. I have yet to figure out what these points are for exactly, but hey. Who doesn’t like to earn points, right?

The site offers many different writing groups to peruse and join. There are so many, there’s bound to be something for just about everybody. There is also a section for writing contests, which I’m fairly excited about. I’ve never been one who’s liked to search for contests, so having a bunch in one place is something I really like.

I’ve posted a bunch of my work there. Most of it is posted here as well. If you’re interested in seeing my profile at Writer’s Cafe, it can be found here. If you’re looking for a place to gain constructive criticism and thoughtful reviews of your own work, I suggest checking it out. It couldn’t possibly hurt.

Happy Writing,

 

Writing Prompt: Lessons

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Writers block, defined as “a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work,” is a plague that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another in our writing careers. Ideas are hard to come by sometimes. Ideas are like fireflies; they flit in and out of mental vision, but they are hard to catch.

Keeping this in mind, a writing prompt will be offered here every Sunday (in different formats, of course). The length of what you write is your decision entirely. It is my hope that these prompts will spark creativity and kickstart the writing process.

This week’s prompt: A six-year-old girl comes home from school one day to find a piano sitting in the living room. “What’s that for?” she asks her mother. “Today, you start piano lessons,” her mom says (Writing Forward).

[How did this prompt help you? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below, or send an email!]

Happy Writing,

Writing Prompt: Sudden Death

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Writers block, defined as “a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work,” is a plague that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another in our writing careers. Ideas are hard to come by sometimes. Ideas are like fireflies; they flit in and out of mental vision, but they are hard to catch.

Keeping this in mind, a writing prompt will be offered here every Sunday (in different formats, of course). The length of what you write is your decision entirely. It is my hope that these prompts will spark creativity and kickstart the writing process.

This week’s prompt: Someone who you are extremely close to unexpectedly dies. Write that person a letter explaining what you will miss most about him or her.

[How did this prompt help you? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below, or send an email!]

Happy Writing,