Writing Prompt: 4 by 1+

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: Write a story (of any length) using all of the following at least once: doctor, roll of film, stairwell, telephone.

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

  • mrtaurus

    Weirdly, old cemeteries inspire me lots!!! I wrote a little post about it: http://wp.me/pUZTD-9m

    • Kerri

      I've heard that from a few people! They're such interesting places. I may have to make a trip to one soon.

  • Paper Tiger Press

    Music and images are good ways to get the ideas flowing, also reading different genres than I am used to. I just posted an image on my blog as a free visual writing prompt, feel free to check it out and comment-or better yet, write a story about the image. It's a great spring board. Keep writing!

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