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Some folks just need a smidgen of a push to get their creative writing juices flowing. A word, concept or idea get’s them moving. For others, a visual cue is what they need to get the writing moving.
Picture Prompt in-a-Box Have you noticed that picture prompts are popping up on high stakes tests? Wouldn’t it be great to have a bunch of practice prompts to use with your students?
Pictures, and especially photographs, carry with them implicit narratives, making them ideal writing prompts for generating new short story ideas. Choose one of these photograph writing prompts , or use this exercise with a class or writing group, having each student/member bring in a picture and trade with someone. Whether you do it alone or with a group, the exercise will help loosen you up and get you to explore new themes. For groups and classes, exercises like these break up the routine and build cohesion. Difficulty: Average
As I’ve discussed in my previous Hubs , doing creative writing exercises is a great way for fiction writers and poets to get in the habit of daily writing, eliminating the need for waiting to be inspired. Seriously, if you just sit around and wait to “feel” like writing, or for that ultimate great story idea to come to you, you will not get very much writing done. I know, because I have done so myself, waited that is, until I discovered that writing really is not just about inspiration, but also about hard work i.e. sitting down and writing everyday, even if it is just for a little bit. I have now drafted my first two novels and written quite a few stories. Doing creative writing exercises is a great way to get that writing time in everyday, building both the volume of work you produce, as well as getting better at writing and closer to developing your unique style as a writer.
Can anyone think of a better way to start a new week than with a lovely picture writing prompts? I sure do love these type of writing prompts, they are quite possibly my favorites, because a picture can sometimes tell us so much more than words could. Words get misunderstood, but pictures cannot lie.
Writing Prompts : The Imagination Prompt Generator As featured on Blogger's Buzz! Take as much time with each prompt as you need, or set a 10-minute writing timer. Your first "Imagination Prompt" appears above. To generate another, simply click the "Next Prompt" button.
1. Imagine you had a hundred dollars, but you couldn't keep it. You had to give it away to a person or charity. Who would you give it to? What would you want them to do with it? 2.
I love horror books and novels. These free creative writing prompts based on the horror genre draw from my many experiences of staying up late and watching bad or worse horror films till the wee hours of the morning.
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You already know that the best way to improve your writing is by reading, and by writing. Having a list of prompts that you can pull from every day in order to help you practice your craft, even if it’s just for ten minutes a day, can be very helpful. In addition, sometimes creative writing prompts can help spark an idea when you’re stuck on a short story or some other fiction piece that you’re writing. Here, then, is a plethora of writing prompts to help you make the most of your writing time. 1. Every Monday Creative Writing Ink publishes a photo or an illustration and you’re invited to write a short story or poem using the image featured in the post as your inspiration.
Write a scene showing a man and a woman arguing over the man’s friendship with a former girlfriend. Do not mention the girlfriend, the man, the woman, or the argument. Write a short scene set at a lake, with trees and shit. Throw some birds in there, too.