25 Creative Writing Prompts
creative writing prompts

25 creative writing prompts to inspire and motivate you.

Don’t you just hate writer’s block? Some say it’s a disease that only creative workers succumb to. Some say it’s a curse. Others argue that it doesn’t exist at all. But just about everyone has been there–sitting in front of a blank screen, fingers itching to create a masterpiece. And nothing happens.

For me, the most bizarre thing about writer’s block is that it strikes randomly. Most of the time, I’m overwhelmed with more ideas than I can possibly write about. But then I’ll sit down to write and my mind goes blank. Sure, I flip through my notebooks and review all the ideas I’ve stockpiled, but nothing feels right. I want something fresh. I need a new angle.

Luckily, I have several books and other writing resources that are packed with writing exercises and creative writing prompts. Sometimes, all it takes are a few words to get me started, and then I’m off, writing into the sunset. Read More

Writing Tips: Show, Don’t Tell

Writing Tips: Show, Don’t Tell

Show, don’t tell — what does that mean? The first time I heard the advice “Show, don’t tell,” I was young and it confused me. Show what? Isn’t writing all about telling... [Read more]

Why The Right Word Choices Result in Better Writing

Why The Right Word Choices Result in Better Writing

Find out how the right word choices result in better writing. Have you ever read a sentence and wondered what it was trying to say? Ever gotten hung up on a word that felt out of place because the meaning... [Read more]

What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers

What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers

What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers. Good fiction is comprised of many different elements: believable characters, realistic dialogue, and compelling plots. Every decent story has a beginning,... [Read more]

How to Develop Your Best Novel Writing Ideas

How to Develop Your Best Novel Writing Ideas

How many novel writing ideas do you need? Writing a novel is no small task. In fact, it’s a momentous task. Some writers spend years just eking out a first draft, followed by years of revisions.... [Read more]

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Couplets and Quatrains

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Couplets and Quatrains

Couplets and quatrains, a poetry writing exercise. Today‚Äôs writing exercise comes from 101 Creative Writing Exercises, which takes writers on an adventure through different forms and genres while offering... [Read more]

The Number One Secret to Successful Writing

The Number One Secret to Successful Writing

The secret to successful writing. Please welcome guest author Marcy McKay with her top secret for successful writing. You finally muster the courage to let someone else read your work. A live human being,... [Read more]

Are You a Stickler for Good Grammar?

Are You a Stickler for Good Grammar?

Are you a stickler for good grammar? “I don’t like to end sentences with prepositions,” my friend said while we were discussing ways to restructure a sentence. “But it’s fiction,”... [Read more]

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