Writing prompts for your writing slump.

Whether it’s a blog that needs running or a journal that needs filling. Whether it’s a short story you’d like to write or a novel that is lacking something. Here’s a list of writing prompts to help you out of a writing slump.

  1. Date. Any date. ( And why that date)
  2. If you were a book what book would you be?
  3. If everyone you knew were a song decide what song would they be. ( And why?)
  4. The sad golden man and his 7 trophies.
  5. A myth that I read somewhere: your face in this life is the face of the person you loved the most in a past life. A face you loved enough to ask for, again. But in this life we all hate what we look like.
  6. Things that make you sad ( vent, vent, vent)
  7. A story you keep trying to write but it just doesn’t happen.
  8. Words from the oldest poem you remember writing
  9. Lights out. 11 something in the night. It’s a run away bus. But you’re staying this time.
  10. “King of the Hill, I want to see you at your worst now.”
  11. First memory you have of being treated like an adult.
  12. Write a fight scene. Bring out the guns and the swords and the frying pans. Make it bloody. So long as you don’t forget to write about the thoughts.
  13. Write about a photograph you took of someone that isn’t around anymore.
  14. Write about the future. An anxious future. A prosperous future. However you see it.
  15. Write about a book that everyone hates but you really don’t see why.
  16. Write a crime fiction piece with the theme: colors.
  17. Make a to do list of impossible things (for you).
  18. Do you know about the Japanese myth of Bake Kujira? It is basically a dead animal (in the form of skeleton or a carcass) showing up as a sign of bad luck where once the appearance of a living one was good luck. Think dystopian fiction: all the endangered species that we know deserved better but are finished off now, show up in different parts of the world to give mankind a taste of extinction.

 

Lets make this tradition.

First of all If these writing prompts inspired you to write something and make a move out of your writing slump, please share (the excerpts or the entire thing) it in the comments and  I’ll randomly pick a few to get featured on the blog.

Secondly, for that writing slump of yours there’s more here

Lastly, let me let me know in the comments below if you’d like me to share more writing prompts.

 

Momina Arif

 

 

 

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A Million Miles

You know that day never arrives
There are always a million miles
The sunset I sink into
Is always pacing through
The walls the absorb every word
Don’t even know what they heard
Where are then the happy isles
In a galaxy of manic rhymes
Because there is a deadline
To I’ll be just fine
Truth that would not show
A world that does not know
Wishes that don’t come true
The souls I peak into
Whatever way I seek
Love alone is beyond weak
Laws that are not to breach
A place you cannot reach
The bland infinity where I am caught
The eternal struggle which comes to naught

Momina Arif

 

featured image credit: Indie Space

 

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20.3.16.

Remember that there are people who don’t mind when you lie to them.

They don’t mind when you tell them stories.

So long as you tell a good one.

For they have heard many.

They need you to make them believe.

Believe the things that they don’t see.

If you lie to them

You’ll have to believe

That these are the things you can’t feel

You’re humming lies to yourself now

And you don’t see

That these are the people that never believe.

They know every story that has ever been

And for all of our lies

There are hells of equal rim.

 

 Momina Arif

featured image credit: kissedbythevoid

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15.4.13

At the bottoms of misery’s ocean

Is a soul manic to its core

Pride that lingers the wreck

Doesn’t bring it back life

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10.9.13.

I fall like an empire at its peak. And you like a feather

Flying fatefully down to rock bottom

Every cell that trembles in regret

Trust me, every single one will forget

At the end of a heartfelt cry, every regret is still the right decision

On the edge of every loose sword is a heart still figuring it out.

But you never had it in you.

– Momina Arif

featured image credit: jesus.at.mn

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Top 10 favorite blogs – August

As you can see this is an appreciation post of all my favorite blogs so far. August has been my second month with blogging, and unlike July, August has been furious. I look back and I think I know a world of things that July didn’t have for me. I have gotten better with blogging. But then there’s so much I still don’t get.

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Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom- Review.

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom will make you look at life from the very perspective that its natural to die and unnatural to not live while you’re still alive. We read in turns from when the main characters Mitch and Morrie knew each other as college student and professor and when they got to meet each other again after not having stayed in touch for over 16 years. In the latter stage of the story we find out that either way much has changed. Mitch has gone from having big dreams of leading a spiritually fulfilling life and having a career in music to becoming a sports journalist and burying himself under work. Morrie on the other hand has fallen from health suffering from A.L.S. (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), an incurable neurological disease.

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