Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A collection of writing prompts

Reinventing the wheel is what writer's do. It is not necessary when the Internet has many sites with prompts to beat writer's block. You have better things to do than try to come up with prompts when the work has been done for you. As a writer who gets stuck or just doesn't feel like writing, these sites not only have great prompts but are entertaining as well.

One Word

Click “go”, and a word pops up. You have 60 seconds to write about it. You will need to think fast but it is a great exercise to get your mind working.

911 Writers Block

This is really fun. Who says you can't have fun while trying to get your sluggish brain to work. The website shows a touch-tone phone that you dial for prompts.


Spin the wheel and see what you get. The prompts are almost abstract and it is a mental stretching exercise.

Creative writing prompts

This is another fun page to play with. Pick a number and write what it says. This could probably stop you form any serious writing because once you do one; you just have to do another.

English 50- Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers

These are not writing prompts but a collection of exercises to get the brain moving. Although it is set for writing fiction, it will still good exercise.

There are those who believe that writer's block is all in the mind and have a simple suggestion. Sit in the chair and just write. Once you sit down, it doesn't matter what you write as long as you're writing. Put words down. Just close your eyes and start typing nonsense. Write anything.

It doesn't matter what prompts you use. Find one that works for you. Just don’t get so caught up playing with the prompts that you forget why you were there in the first place.

1 comment:

  1. Wow.. Thanks Ann for these. I didnt know about them. They are bookmarked !!