More On Writing Prompts

More On Writing Prompts

A Lesson by Laura Maidah
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Need some encouragement/guidance in your writing? A little boost of prompting might do the trick.

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Where To Find Writing Prompts Online

The internet is a wonderful source of writing prompts. There are sites dedicated to providing them which a quick search will turn up. Examples include :

  • CreativeWritingPrompts.com
  • WritersDigest.com
  • Creative-Writing-Solutions.com

There are also numerous blogs that offer a regular writing prompt to inspire you and where you can, if you wish, post what you’ve written. Examples include :

  • SundayScribblings.blogspot.com
  • OneMinuteWriter.blogspot.com
  • DragonWritingPrompts.blogspot.com

There are also many other sites that can, inadvertently, provide a rich seam of material for writing prompts – for example news sites with their intriguing headlines or pictorial sites such as Flickr.com that give you access to a vast range of photographs that can prompt your writing.

If you’re on Twitter, there are users you can follow to receive a stream of prompts, for example :

  • twitter.com/writingprompt
  • twitter.com/NoTelling
  • twitter.com/writingink

Another idea is just to keep an eye on all the tweets being written by people all over the world, some of which can, inadvertently, be used as writing prompts.

How To Make Your Own Writing Prompts

You can find ideas for writing prompts of your own from all sorts of places : snatches of overheard conversation, headlines, signs, words picked from a book and so on. Get used to keeping an eye out for words and phrases that fire your imagination, jot them down and use them as writing prompts to spark your creativity. You never know where they might take you.



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Posted 1 Year Ago


thank you, you did a good job of showing me how much help i need

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Posted 3 Years Ago


Maybe looking at newspaper headlines would help spark some prompts.
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