“What-if?” Journal Prompts
journal prompts

Journal prompts to fire up your imagination.

What if you won the lottery? What if you woke up in someone else’s body? What if you could fly?

What if you could open your imagination to a whole new world of writing ideas?

Today’s journal prompts encourage you to wonder. Some of them are based on reality. Others ask you to step outside the realm of possibility (or likelihood) and leave the world as we know it behind.

Journal Writing

Journal writing is excellent for birthing new ideas and fleshing them out. Journal prompts help by giving you a launching pad — a place to start your writing session. Read More

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Symbols and Symbolism

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Symbols and Symbolism

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New Book: What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing

When I first got interested in fiction writing, I scoured bookstores for a simple, straightforward primer on storytelling. I wanted something that explained the various components... [Read more]

Grammar Rules: Split Infinitives

Grammar Rules: Split Infinitives

What are the grammar rules surrounding split infinitives? It’s important that we, as writers, know the tools of our trade. Part of our job is to understand the mechanics... [Read more]

Five Writing Tips for Kicking Writer’s Block and Getting Inspired

Five Writing Tips for Kicking Writer’s Block and Getting Inspired

Writing tips to invigorate you when you’re feeling uninspired. Every writer has been there: staring at a blank screen, waiting for the words to arrive. But they don’t.... [Read more]

Breaking Grammar Rules in Poetry Writing

Breaking Grammar Rules in Poetry Writing

Do you break grammar rules in poetry writing? Accomplished writers respect the rules of grammar the way an acrobat respects the tightrope — grammar might be intimidating... [Read more]

Creative Writing: Reflective Journaling

Creative Writing: Reflective Journaling

Reflective journaling cultivates personal awareness. Technically, a journal is a chronological log. Many professionals keep journals, including scientists and ship captains.... [Read more]

Improving Your Writing Through Poetry

Improving Your Writing Through Poetry

Improving your writing with poetry. In the world of writing, one form stands out as different from all the rest: poetry. Poetry is not bound by the constraints of sentence... [Read more]

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