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Fun for Friday: Fantasy Writing Prompts

| August 23, 2019

If you’re looking for some inspiration for fantasy stories, check out this list of 50 fantasy plot ideas. There are a wide range of possibilities here, whether you want to write something short or long. I’m even going to consult this list for poetry ideas, since I’ve got about a week left in my August […]

Fun for Friday: Writing Prompts from Bustle

| August 9, 2019

If you’re searching for the perfect prompt to get you going, check out this list of 21 writing prompts from Bustle! While many of them are better suited for novels than short stories, there are plenty of ideas that could work at a variety of lengths!

Fun For Friday: August 2019 Writing Prompts

| July 26, 2019

It’s nearly August, so it’s time for the August writing prompts! I’m doing something a little different this month–three words for every day! The third column of words contains the prompts I posted last August, while the other two come from other sources. I’m doing a writing challenge in August, and my plan is to […]

Fun for Friday: July 2019 Writing Prompts

| June 28, 2019

It’s nearly July, so it’s time for the July writing prompts! I’m really loving what the random word generator gives me, so here are some more randomly selected words. Use them for a story, poem, or other creative idea! Check back on the last Friday of each month (or occasionally the first day of a […]

Fun for Friday: Writing Prompts on Pinterest

| June 21, 2019

If you’re looking for a great source of a varied bunch of writing prompts, check out Mandy Corine’s Writing Prompts Pinterest! Most of the prompts here are simple suggestions of a scene or snippet, but many of them can be used to flesh out a character, as a warm-up exercise to get started, or even […]

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 […]