WRITING: writing prompts

4 Dec

I’m writing the last chapter of my NaNoWriMo novel. By writing, I mean getting a page in, erasing it all and starting all over again. Numerous times. The thing is, I’m not entirely sure why I’m unable to finish this book. I don’t know if it’s because NaNoWriMo is over and the push for those 1,667 words is over. It could be that I just can’t tame the perfectionist inside. Maybe I’m just too excited to start my next project. Or, maybe, it’s that I’ve entered the denouement of my novel, and I just don’t want it to end (or I’m finding things less interesting now that the climax has passed).

The point, is that this isn’t the first time I’ve been stuck while crafting a story. Though this obstacle is internal, that doesn’t mean my brain can’t be sparked by something external. So, this wouldn’t be first time I ever turned to a writing prompt. Though they aren’t all great, sometimes all you need is a combination of items or, just the seed of an idea to get your motor revving and your brain moving.

Whether you need to start, or finish.

Today’s goal: finish the NaNoWriMo novel. Tomorrow’s goal: not look at my computer screen at all. (except, you know, to check Twitter, email, Tumblr, Facebook, and Pinterest. Sigh.) Check out the list of writing prompts below! Let me know if any of them inspire you!

  • These writing prompts are from Writer’s Digest! Always interesting and diverse!
  • These are from creativewritingprompts.com! I chose by my favorite number, and then picked any with my number in it. Do it however you want!
  • Lastly, I recently found this awesome Tumblr, by Luke Neff! That the prompts are illustrated only makes it more wonderful!
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