Writers need prompts. I’m here to help.
It all started with The Write Prompts lens at Squidoo, an information building website, over three years ago. Squidoo lenses are like mini websites with nuggets of information on one page. The Write Prompts lens focuses on writing prompts for writers, poets, bloggers and journalers.
I updated the writing prompts on The Write Prompt lens every week for over a year. Every Sunday I would remove the previous week’s prompts and save them to my computer then add new ones for the coming week. It was a great test of discipline to keep a regular schedule of new writing prompts growing. But it was also great fun coming up with new ideas.
In 2008, The Write Prompt lens was so successful it made it into the Top 100 lenses and stayed there for over two months. Creating The Write Prompts blog seemed like a natural progression. I will continue to update the original lens every week but this blog will be my main prompt home from now on.
The Write Prompts blog started out releasing new prompts Monday through to Friday but now now offers new prompts seven days a week. The prompts will be geared toward journaling, blogging, fiction writing, non-fiction writing, and poetry.
To begin with I will follow a schedule like this:
This writing prompt will focus on personal journaling. Look for inspiration in the Journaling prompts archive.
In this case an image really is worth a 1000 words, or 250, or 500. One image will be provided with no words to provoke the senses. Look for inspiration in the Image prompts archives.
This writing prompt will provide a topic and suggest a poetic form. I’m not a poetry teacher. It’s up to you to learn the form. Don’t worry I will provide a link to where you can quickly get the just of the form. Even if you don’t consider yourself a poetry writer it is fun to try and give yourself a break from your regular form. Look for inspiration in the Poetry prompts archive.
One Word Thursdays
Some times one word is enough. Look for inspiration in the Word prompts archive.
Movie Fridays / Dirty Dozen Fridays
A video or twelve words to prompt you. It will alternate from week to week.
Continue On Saturdays
A few lines of fiction start you on your way to writing today. Look for inspiration in the Continue On prompts archives.
Famous quotes from writers, philosophers and celebrities on every topic under the sun. They are great for self reflection in a journal or for spurring on a new character in a piece of fiction. Look for inspiration in the Quote prompts archives.
The blogging schedule will probably continue to change as the blog develops.