Writing Prompt: Ignoble Subjects

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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: Write a piece of fiction on a subject you find ignored or avoided—for reasons of taste, decorum, or any other reason you can think of—in contemporary fiction, film, or television. You might start by making a list of such subjects and then choosing the subject—or letting it choose you.

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

Happy Writing!

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