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Fun for Friday: June 2019 Writing Prompts

| May 31, 2019

May flew by just about as quickly as April did, but instead of May flowers, we’ve got June 2019 writing prompts. This month’s prompts are randomly generated, which should lead to some fun and interesting ideas! Check back on the last Friday of each month (or occasionally the first day of a new month, when […]

Fun for Friday: May 2019 Writing Prompts

| April 26, 2019

I’m not entirely sure how it’s nearly May already, especially with how slowly the first few months of this year went. But here we are, and here are my May 2019 writing prompts. This month’s prompts are randomly generated, which should lead to some fun and interesting ideas! Check back on the last Friday of each […]

Fun for Friday: April 2019 Writing Prompts

| March 29, 2019

After a ridiculously slow January, it feels like this year is just zipping past. Hopefully things will slow down a bit in April so we can enjoy the nice spring weather in the Northern Hemisphere. And hopefully those of you in the Southern Hemisphere are having a pleasant autumn! This month’s prompts are spring focused, […]

Fun for Friday: 52 Weeks of Photo Writing Prompts

| March 22, 2019

Did you know that when it comes to images as writing prompts, your brain has an easier time coming up with an idea when there’s more than one image involved? That’s what author and editor John Matthew Fox explains in his post containing 52 weeks of writing prompts. By having three disparate images for each […]

Fun for Friday: March 2019 Writing Prompts

| March 1, 2019

It’s time once again for the monthly writing prompts. I’ve done things a little differently for this month, as I’ve relied on a random word generator for the word choices. This means they won’t necessarily be spring themed, but if you want an extra challenge, use each of these words in a spring-themed piece. Check […]

Fun for Friday: February 2019 Writing Prompts

| February 1, 2019

As January winds to a close, it’s time to start looking at writing prompts for February! For this year, I’ve still got some love-themed prompts, but I’m also taking some in very different directions. As always, use your own interpretation of the prompts! Check back on the last Friday of each month (or occasionally the […]

Fun for Friday: 301 Writing Prompts!

| January 18, 2019

The awesome folks at ServiceScape Incorporated recently contacted me to let me know about another list of writing prompts. They offer 301 writing prompts on their website! They’re sorted by broad genres, so that some of them might be taken in different directions, and they also offer a list of “story starters” that would make […]

Fun for Friday: Flash Fiction Prompts

| January 4, 2019

I’ve been writing a lot of flash fiction in the past year, so I’m always excited to find flash fiction prompts. Here’s a list of 50 flash fiction prompts in a variety of genres. For an extra challenge, see if you can take one of these prompts and change the genre!

Fun for Friday: January 2019 Writing Prompts

| December 28, 2018

2018 is drawing to a close, and it’s time for the first writing prompts of 2019! For January’s words this year, it’s words about winter and the coming of a new year. But I’ve focused on words with more than one potential meaning, so you can interpret them in different ways. Check back on the […]

Fun for Friday: A Creative Writing Prompt

| December 21, 2018

If you’re stuck in a rut and need a creative writing prompt that will get your brain thinking in new ways, check out this fun creative writing prompt from The Write Practice! Your end results may be more poetic than prose, but even that can lead you in the direction of a story or something […]