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Writing & Blogging Prompts, Story Topic Generators, Photo Inspiration

Writing & Blogging Prompts, Story Topic Generators, Photo Inspiration
Writing : Creative Writing & Blogging Prompts Topic Starters, Picture Prompts, and Thought-Provoking Questions for You to Answer "The best learning comes in the doing, and writing from prompts engenders doing."— Judy Reeves Many writers and bloggers seek out articles, prompts, and story starters to get their creative juices flowing. We've also listed recommended resources outside of our domain featuring more free writing prompts, story starters, daily writing exercises, visual art prompts, and writing topic generators. Writing & Photo Prompts, Tools, & Generators on Creativity Portal "Novels, short stories, flash fictions, memoirs, personal narrative and creative nonfiction, even poetry — all have found publication from their start as writing prompts." — Judy Reeves Take Ten for Writers Exercises Get creative with these exercises from Bonnie Neubauer's Take Ten for Writers! Brickstorming Your Legacy Brick What would you write on your legacy brick in 3 lines with 14 characters each?

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Dragon Writing Prompts As of today, that’s how many posts there are at Dragon Writing Prompts :-) I had vague thoughts of a prompt inspired by 1000 as I saw the number approaching. Well, no great original ideas popped into my head. No not-great original ones, either. ;-) So, since a picture’s worth 1000 words, I browsed through the writing area of Worth1000.com for a picture prompt. (Click for larger view at the artist’s Worth1000 page.)

Story Starters & Idea Generators One of the best ways to break through writer's block or stretch your writing skills is to pick a story starter and just start writing. Suggestions on how to use each generator are included with the generator. Caveat: There's always a temptation to keep looking for the "perfect" idea, but then you need to ask yourself...are you really just trying to avoid writing? Problem: You can't get a story started Solution: Archetype's Plot Scenario Generator What it is: This generator provides you with the event that gets the story rolling and a secondary conflict to keep you going! Problem: Your characters lack depth Solution: Archetype's Character Generator

English 50 Exercises for Story Writers English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers Basic Theory: What is a short story? As soon as someone delivers a definition, some good writer will write a story that proves the theory wrong. About the only thing we can say for sure is that short stories are short and that they are written in what we call prose. What Should I Do Today? Modify Wheel on Home Page If you’ve ever said, “There’s nothing to do” or “I’m bored,” this is the decision maker to change all that. This wheel features 50 thing to do. Some may not be ideal depending on how much time you have to spend or what’s available to you, but this is a pretty sufficient start to decide “What should I do today?” Random Story Generator This thing is so fun. Prepare yourself! The idea I had was to create a sentence that sounded like a brief plot outline or even a TV Guide blurb for a Christian speculative novel.

Pictures As Writing Prompts 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. Below you will find five images and each of them are to be used to write a story or poem.

Creative Writing Prompts for Sci-Fi &Fantasy... Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 5, 2013 · Fantastical creative writing prompts. In the world of creative writing, we’ve only begun tapping the possibilities in speculative fiction, a genre that includes science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, supernatural, horror, and superhero stories, as well as anything that ventures beyond known reality. Speculative fiction is an under-recognized genre: Academia and literary elitists traditionally haven’t given it much credence, although it has been gaining acclaim in recent years. But the genre’s fans are rabid. In fact, you won’t find a more dedicated group of readers anywhere else, which makes reading and writing speculative fiction a delight.

Creative Writing Prompts Many creative writers use prompts to generate new material. Prompts can be challenges -- for example, write a story using only one syllable words or craft an alphabet story where the first sentence begins with the letter A, the next sentence B, and so on -- or themes provided by journals, or a poem to which an writer can respond. For example, the Sun lists prompts and deadlines every issue. To see responses, check out "Readers Write." For a list of up-to-date journal prompts, deadlines, and contest information, see the Writing Program's bulletin board in Jensen on the second floor. Creative Writing Exercises

Writing Prompts Galore Are you having some writer's block? Need some inspiration? Well here are a ton of writing prompts to help spur those creative juices. If you can't think of what to write for your current project, get out of your head and use one of these prompts. Even if it's not in line with your novel, or even in a genre you prefer, it'll be a good writing exercise and could get you out of the funk you might be in. Writing Challenges Ice, Water, Steam For this week’s writing challenge, take on the theme of H2O. What does it mean to be the same thing, in different forms? Hindsight is 20-20

10 Outstanding Picture Writing Prompts 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. I fall into the latter group. Thirteen Writing Prompts. [Originally published May 4, 2006.] 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.

Mark Chadwick (Levellers) Interview In the late 1980s, a bunch of young radicals on the fringes of the so-called ‘crusty’ traveller movement emerged onto the booming indie music scene with a band that took its name from a 17th century progressive political faction. Inspired both by popular punk bands like The Clash and by the folk acts they'd been hearing on the live circuit, The Levellers developed a fresh, dynamic sound, combining traditional acoustic instruments with electric base, thumping rhythms and a furious rock energy, as well as unapologetically politicised lyrics. In some ways, it's hard to imagine less likely candidates for mainstream musical success, but something about the frustrated, rebellious spirit of the time combined with their exhilarating live performances enabled them to build a massive audience. Their first album, A Weapon Called The Word (1990), went gold and their second, Levelling The Land (1991), entered the charts at number 14 and eventually went platinum. “It is difficult now.

The Daily Prompts Write about this image (via 1000bookmarks) “Pick a random word from the dictionary. Write about it” “What do you think happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?” “Have you ever had a sense of deja-vu?”

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