Every writer will tell you that they go through stages when they are uninspired and don’t feel like writing. Since starting my write chain via Writerology last year, I have written every day for 79 days. The #writechain has really helped with my motivation, but there have still been times when I haven’t wanted to work on my current WIP because … meh.
This is where writing prompts have come in, and wow! I really love these little juicy sentences. Writing prompts can be interpreted any way you choose, and I find some of the fun is in using the same prompt to inspire entirely different ideas. I average around 500 to 1000 words for a prompt. Some of them I’ve filed away because one day they may become longer stories, and others have worked great for a short. The rest are merely for the exercise, and freeing up my thoughts.
Some good reasons for using writing prompts are:
- You’re suffering from writer’s block
- You need to work on something different for a while
- You want to challenge yourself
- You want to get your creativity flowing
- You’re looking for new ideas for your next writing project
My main source for writing prompts is Pinterest, but if you Google writing prompt, you’ll be inundated with images and ideas.
For fun, I’ve created some of my own for you to use. So see what you can come up with, and if you do write anything using one of my prompts, I’d love to read it.
I’ve also created some paper for you, so you can print it out and write freely. The PDF has a page for each prompt with plenty of room to get those ideas down.