Writing Prompts

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Please remember that writing prompts are meant to help you with your own daily writing. If you find a writing prompt stalling you, move on to another. If you find that a writing prompt makes you think of things for your poems, stories, or book, congratulations. Get working on your own project right away. Happy writing.

 

Writing Prompts 1-10

Writing Prompts 1-10

Reveal your character's life, including relevant backstory, relationships, history, & major conflicts, by describing the contents of their bedroom/bathroom trashcan. No dialogue. #writingprompt #amwriting Want ...
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Writing Prompts 11-20

Writing Prompts 11-20

Write a letter or journal entry to a character who is not cooperating with your intended plot. Be sure that you fully detail all your ...
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Writing Prompts 21-30

Writing Prompts 21-30

Describe, as fully as possible, your protagonist's idea of hell, whether s/he believes it to be a real place or a metaphorical one. Use all ...
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Writing Prompts 31-40

Writing Prompts 31-40

Spend one-three days without speaking -- to anyone -- while observing their reactions & responses to your silence. Try to understand their reactions: are they ...
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Writing Prompts 41-50

Writing Prompts 41-50

Describe, in as much detail as possible and using all the senses, your protagonist's ideal world. Include any explanations about why this is an ideal ...
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Writing Prompts 51-60

Writing Prompts 51-60

Describe your protagonist's body in as much detail as possible but without revealing the color of their hair, eyes, or skin. Try to be as ...
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Writing Prompts 61-70

Writing Prompts 61-70

Describe, in as much detail as possible, a rainbow to a person who has been without sight since birth. Feel free to use simile, metaphor, ...
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Writing Prompts 71-80

Writing Prompts 71-80

You wake up to a world in darkness: no sun, moon, stars; no electricity, gas, batteries. The wind is so strong, candles and lanterns can't ...
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Writing Prompts 81-90

Writing Prompts 81-90

Last night I dreamt that I was in that long hallway with all its closed doors. Continue. Any perspective. Any POV.#WritingPrompt pic.twitter.com/zpBylis3dv — Dr. Alexandria ...
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Writing Prompts 91-100

Writing Prompts 91-100

Think of an historical period with which you are familiar, and imagine yourself living in that period. Describe in as much detail as possible all ...
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Writing Prompts 101-110

Writing Prompts 101-110

Write a scene in which one character may be consciously lying, but in which any other characters do not know that this character might be ...
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Writing Prompts 111-120

Writing Prompts 111-120

Your protagonist/antagonist is in pain - physical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual - and it is the worst pain they have felt in their life. Describe ...
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