Creative writing prompts inspired by relationships

Creative Writing Prompts Inspired by Relationships

Today’s post includes a selection of prompts from my book, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Enjoy! There are many sources of inspiration in the universe but perhaps none as potent or pervasive as the people who inhabit it. Naturally, we’re all greatly impacted by other people, so it stands to reason that our relationships with them…Read More

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Creative Writing Prompts Inspired by the Seasons

Today’s creative writing prompts look to the seasons for inspiration. All of these writing prompts come from my book, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Enjoy! Writers and artists, and human beings in general, have always been inspired by the cycle of nature. The seasons provide a rotating backdrop for our lives. They mark the passage of…Read More

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Creative Writing Prompts for Music Lovers

Today’s post features a selection of prompts from my book 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Enjoy! At some point in their lives, all artistic people run into creative walls. Writers lose inspiration so frequently, they have their own special term for it: writer’s block. Luckily, writing ideas don’t have to magically appear in order for creativity…Read More

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Creative Writing Prompts for Crafting Compelling Imagery

Today I’d like to share a collection of prompts from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts, which contains a variety of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction writing prompts. Some of the prompts in the book are story starters. Some are word lists. The prompts I’m sharing today are simple but provocative images that are designed to spark a…Read More

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25 Creative Writing Prompts

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…Read More

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Creative Writing Prompts for Animal Lovers

Today’s post includes a selection of prompts from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Enjoy! Animals have played a significant role in literature throughout history. They appear in poems and stories, and plenty of nonfiction works have been written about animals and humans’ experiences with animals. From E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web to Jane Goodall’s (aff links) books on…Read More

1200 Creative Writing Prompts

Excerpts from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts

Today I’d like to share a few excerpts from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts, which is packed with fiction, poetry, and nonfiction writing prompts. 1200 Creative Writing Prompts is from the Adventures in Writing series. It’s a lean book with a short introduction and three lists of prompts separated into fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. There…Read More

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Creative Writing Prompts for Movie Lovers

Today’s prompts are selected from the book 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Enjoy! There’s nothing quite like sitting with a room full of strangers in a darkened movie theater. The air is filled with the smell of hot, buttered popcorn. Feet shuffle, chairs creak, and you can hear ice rattling around in plastic cups. The movie’s about…Read More

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12 Nature-Inspired Creative Writing Prompts

Today’s post includes a selection of prompts from my book, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Enjoy! Creative writing prompts are excellent tools for writers who are feeling uninspired or who simply want to tackle a new writing challenge. Today’s creative writing prompts focus on nature. For centuries, writers have been composing poems that celebrate nature, stories…Read More

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Creative Writing Prompts for the Young at Heart

Today’s post includes a selection of prompts from my book 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Enjoy! Stories and poems for children are among the most magical and delightful written works in the literary canon. Children’s literature has a universal appeal; the phenomenal international popularity of the Harry Potter books and movies is a testament to the…Read More

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