Category: daily writing prompts

prompt 1006

This one’s from frostyjell.

How to Write

One good piece of advice I learned was; Keep a journal. Carry it with you, either at all times or whenever convenient. Write down all your ideas in it. I mean all of them. It gets your brain flowing, and who knows, among the mess you may even find something you like!

prompt 1005

How to Write:

Sometimes (often) you may not feel like writing. Or you may just be afraid that what you write won’t be any good. Try this—sit down and make yourself write whatever comes into your head for 15 minutes. Chances are, within that time, you will write something that you like. And that’s exacty what you’re looking for! The things that rise above the rest, the shiny things.

prompt 1004

How to Write:

If you assume you are going to revise what you write, even before you sit down to write in the first place, it will free you from perfectionism. You’ll be able to let whatever needs to come out, come out, knowing that you can fix it later if needed.

prompt 1003

How to Write:

One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing—writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off.
                                                 —Lawrence Block

prompt 1002

How to Write:

Pick up one of your favorite books, preferably one written in the first person. Read until your mind is fully engaged. Move to the computer, and let yourself type whatever comes to you.

prompt 1001

How to Write:

Sit down at your computer, light a candle, and let the ghosts speak.

prompt 1000!

In honor of our 1000th numbered prompt, we here at daily-prompts would like to invite you to submit for our How to Write Series. Here is one to start us off:

How to Write: 
Listen to the voice you hear when you read. Ask it to tell you a story.

prompt 999

Write a paragraph in which a character experiences something emotional and attempts to speak, but when they do, their voice doesn’t sound like they thought it would.

prompt 997

It wasn’t so much that her fish died. It was her description of how that made me suspicious.

prompt 996

A lot has changed since the last time I was here.