Category: writing inspiration

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 996

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

prompt 993

Every work of literature has both a situation and a story. The situation is the context or circumstance, sometimes the plot; the story is the emotional experience that preoccupies the writer: the insight, the wisdom, the thing one has come to say.

—Vivian Gornick, The Situation and the Story, the Art of Personal Narrative

prompt 976

Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.

                                                —Ray Bradbury

prompt 974

The thought of working with you has started a story in my mind that is still writing itself.

prompt 973

Pick a controversial topic and write a dialogue between a person who acts without thinking, and a person who thinks without acting.

prompt 959

Having your shit together is its own reward.

prompt 959

Having your shit together is its own reward.

prompt 937

Use this sentence as either the first one in a long paragraph or as the last one. Bonus points if you do the exercise twice–one of each.

She walked through the door and it closed behind her.

prompt 934

There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.

                                                           –Beatrix Potter