Here’s how you break you summer writer’s block; with a curated list of writing competitions that you can set as monthly writing targets. These writing competitions have a lot to offer as you can get published and win handsome cash prizes. Pick a writing competition from the list below and get writing.Read More →
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.
- Date. Any date. ( And why that date)
- If you were a book what book would you be?
- If everyone you knew were a song decide what song would they be. ( And why?)
- The sad golden man and his 7 trophies.
- 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.
- Things that make you sad ( vent, vent, vent)
- A story you keep trying to write but it just doesn’t happen.
- Words from the oldest poem you remember writing
- Lights out. 11 something in the night. It’s a run away bus. But you’re staying this time.
- “King of the Hill, I want to see you at your worst now.”
- First memory you have of being treated like an adult.
- 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.
- Write about a photograph you took of someone that isn’t around anymore.
- Write about the future. An anxious future. A prosperous future. However you see it.
- Write about a book that everyone hates but you really don’t see why.
- Write a crime fiction piece with the theme: colors.
- Make a to do list of impossible things (for you).
- 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.
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For a minute I forgot that the lights were out
And the bridges weren’t mendingRead More →
Right between home and nothing
Is the longing for truth?
What will you still want when you can have nothing.Read More →
Do you remember the last time you made a fool out of yourself
Do you remember the outburst of shame,Read More →
He looks at you like you mean the world
He said you are the sunshine as it seemsRead More →
Well I was wondering about how strange all of my favourite writers are. So I made a list of 10 of the strangest facts I’ve ever read about them. And as it so happens, the list got pretty strange as soon as I started writing.Read More →
Although all of these concepts come from literary/ artistic masterpieces there’s so much to them that isn’t known. They are interesting enough to be elaborated and structured into masterpieces of their own. So take this for a writing assignment. Write them into a form that they well deserve.Read More →
If you don’t think about it, naming your character will not even strike you as a problem. You’ll get on with the writing, the way you do and sooner or later you’ll be done. But if you do, then you’re in trouble. The minute you start thinking about it you realize how very important the name is. How all in god’s green earth, is in the very name and it’s not even your name. It’s the name of your character, the one that puts the pillars in your story. It’s the name of your illegitimate child, the one you’ll be remembered for. So what’s it gonna be. Or more importantly, how will you get around the naming process?Read More →