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Creative Writing Prompts About Social Issues

Today’s post includes a selection of prompts from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Enjoy! Civilization. Society. Culture. We live in a complex world fraught with struggles. Most of us are so busy worrying about our own personal problems that we have little time to think about problems that plague our communities, countries, and the planet. Yet…Read More

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Journal Prompts to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Have you ever tried to write comedy? It’s not easy. Comics form the ranks of some of the most talented artists in the world. The gift of laughter is a rich one, and writing funny material can enrich your work. After all, art must reflect life and life is a balance of highs and lows….Read More

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Poetry Prompts for Paying Tribute

Writers have been expressing their feelings through poetry for centuries. Rant poems release anger, melancholy poems reveal sorrow, and love poems declare affection. Some poems are meant to make readers laugh. Other poems make people think. Tribute poems (or odes) express praise for the poem’s subject. Odes can be written to honor people, animals, objects, and abstract…Read More

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Character-Driven Fiction Writing Prompts

Most authors agree that fiction is primarily driven by characters. Experienced authors will talk about characters who take over the story, who have their own separate and independent consciousnesses. Outlines and plans for plot go out the window as characters insist on moving the story in a direction of their own design. Because characters are…Read More

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Creative Writing Prompts from Far-Off Places

Travel and adventure are the themes behind some of the greatest poems ever written and best stories ever told. Blockbuster movies like the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, TV shows like Star Trek and Game of Thrones, and books such as Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Peter Pan, or Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (aff link) all use…Read More

Journal Prompts for Dreamers

Where do dreams come from? Many philosophers, psychiatrists, and other experts, as well as everyday people, have made conjectures about the sources of our night visions. But they remain a mystery. Some dreams are obvious, of course. We’ve all experienced dreams that are clearly relevant to what’s going on in our lives or dreams that…Read More

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Seasonal Poetry Prompts for Spring and Summer

Poets have a long tradition of honoring the seasons by writing odes. Poetry celebrates spring and summer for bringing renewal to the land and warmth to our lives. Rebirth is a common theme in poetry, so the spring season, with its fresh skies and new shoots, is a rejuvenating source of inspiration. Summer is packed…Read More

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Artistically Inspired Journal Prompts

We, the people of the arts, feed off each other. A painter is inspired by a song. A musician is inspired by a novel. A photographer is inspired by a sculpture. So we come full circle by inspiring one another. Journal prompts are a useful tool for getting inspired. When you want to write but…Read More

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15 Tasty Creative Writing Prompts

Today’s post features a selection of prompts from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Enjoy! We all want our writing to be compelling, even mesmerizing. One effective way to captivate readers is to engage their senses. When you engage a reader’s sense of sight, smell, sound, touch, or taste, you illicit a physiological response to your writing,…Read More

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A Selection of Journal Prompts from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts

Today’s journal prompts are taken from my book, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts, which is filled with inspiration for writers and includes prompts for writing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The journal prompts in the book are found in the creative nonfiction section. They urge you to think about your personal experiences, beliefs, and ideas and…Read More

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