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Fun for Friday: Bunches of Writing Prompts!

| May 20, 2022

When you’re staring at a blank page with no ideas, pop over to Wrighting Words’ list of writing prompts! Whether you do best with random bits of dialogue, titles, or random words, there are a bunch of different ways to get your writing started! With six different categories to choose from, you could even pick […]

Fun for Friday with Unique Short Story Prompts!

| May 6, 2022

If you’re looking for a batch of unique and interesting short story prompts, check out this list from The Adroit Journal. There are great options in their list, whether you want to write speculative or literary fiction! You can also mix and match them for new combinations and ideas!    

Fun for Friday: (Mer)May 2022 Prompts!

| April 29, 2022

It’s almost May (or, in the words of the meme, “It’s gonna be May”), and that means it’s time for MerMay! If you’re not familiar with MerMay, it’s an art challenge started by Tom Bancroft. Every day in May, artists are encouraged to use the prompts for a sketch, which they then post using hashtags […]

Fun for Friday: April 2022 Writing Prompts!

| March 25, 2022

It’s nearly the end of March, and though I could post these prompts next Friday, on April 1st, I thought I’d get them posted a little earlier than that. April’s a good month for spring words and all sorts of word about wind. There are a handful of other words thrown into the mix to […]

Fun for Friday: Monthly Art Challenges for Writing Prompts

| March 4, 2022

If you’re looking for more writing prompts, Brush Warriors has compiled this list of monthly art challenges. They often revolve around a theme, like MerMay or Drawlloween, which are two of my personal favorites. But there are lists for every month of the year, and some months give you several choices. For example, March is […]

Fun for Friday: March 2022 Writing Prompts

| February 25, 2022

We’re reaching the end of February; as the shortest month, it almost always seems to fly past. In the Northern Hemisphere, it also means we’re gradually escaping the cold and gloom of the winter months, as we approach the beginning of spring in late March. March is also exciting to me because it’s my birthday […]

Fun for Friday: Finish the Story Game

| February 4, 2022

While this Finish the Story Game is meant for grade-school aged kids, there’s something to be said for starting with a simple prompt, like the ones provided here, and turning it into a story. You might use them as more of an inspiration than a starting line, or one of them may really grab you […]

Fun for Friday: February 2022 Writing Prompts

| January 28, 2022

It’s nearly February, so it’s time for some new writing prompts! This month, I’ve separated out each column to be a person, a place, and a thing, as inspired by a recent “Poetry Thunderdome” event I took place in, where those categories were sourced from the audience, and then we wrote poems very quickly based […]

Fun for Friday: Steampunk Plot Generator!

| January 14, 2022

Steampunk may have had its big moment in the sun and moved on, but if you’re a fan, check out this steampunk plot generator! In addition to using a spreadsheet populated with some realistic Victorian-era data, it also gives you the plot in the┬áSave the Cat! format, which means it pretty much walks you through […]

January 2022 Writing Prompts

| December 31, 2021

Tomorrow begins a new year, which is also a great time to take on a new writing challenge! This month, I’ve got some words derived from a couple of non-thematic lists I found, mixed in with some totally random words. So you may discern some themes from day to day, but hopefully the inclusion of […]