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Books on the Art of Writing #4


The Five Minute Writer by Margaret Geraghty

 

What the book offers

Some writing prompts I’ve seen around the internet can just be way too wacky, but these prompts get you to think outside the box, and take your skills to a new level of creativity. The best thing with these exercises is that you can try them again and again and have a completely different outcome each time. This book will last you a life time, and show how you grow over the years as a writer!

Before it each exercise, it offers a short introduction that explains the exercise in context to writing; its significance and how to tackle it best.

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Picture Prompts #6


A great source for picture prompts is using news sites and their 24 Hours in Pictures feature. These pictures are chosen especially because of the story or emotion they portray. Have a look at the few I found:

 

Titles That Could Lead to the Next Best Thing #4


  • There and Back Again
  • Wish Me Luck
  • Someone, Somewhere
  • Being Wrong
  • Second Place

Picture Prompt #5


How to get going

  • Take a look at this poster, and look at the message on the sign and the setting behind it
  • Who has written the message? Why? What has happened to this place?
  • What sort of place does this road lead to now?

Share Your Work: 250 words

  • For a challenge, reply below with your response to the picture with a 250 word limit

To download the complete set of prompts and ideas so far, click here: Prompts and Ideas (it’s safe!)

Creating Characters: #1


Characters are great beginning points to creating a story, because their life, their virtues, their flaws, their relationships and their opposition can develop into a whole journey for your reader to follow. Pick one of the three characters and write an interior monologue, a day in their shoes or a meeting with one of the other characters in the set. It will really help you to practice and develop characterisation skills.

Share Your Work: 250 words

  • For a challenge, reply below with your response to the picture with a 250 word limit

To download the complete set of prompts and ideas so far, click here: Prompts and Ideas (it’s safe!)

Motivational Muses #14


Titles That Could Lead to the Next Best Thing #3


  • Red Lipstick
  • The Writings on the Wall
  • Fortune Cookie
  • I’m Still Alive
  • Love and Lies

To download the complete set of prompts and ideas so far, click here: Prompts and Ideas (it’s safe!)

Titles That Could Lead to the Next Best Thing #2


  • A Promise I’ll Keep
  • What Drove Her to Madness
  • Writing Just to Let You Know
  • Painted Faces
  • New Year’s Resolution
Click to below to download the full set of prompts and ideas on this site so far (picture prompts, title ideas, and premise ideas) – it’s safe!

Prompts and Ideas

Premises for Plots #1


Stuck for writing ideas? Use the following idea as a spark for inspiration – change the point of view, create a character, situation and conflict, strike up any genre that suits and keep developing and writing!

I didn’t kill him, but I didn’t save him either. I watched him die and did nothing. Am I a murderer?

Click below to download the complete set of prompts of ideas so far

Prompts and Ideas

Picture Prompt #2


I think this plays as not only a great starting point for a story, but also as a great writing exercise, especially for characterisation.

How to get going

  • Take a look at this photo, and pick one person as a writing point for your story.
  • Look at the expressions? What emotions do they hold? Does this help with what tone to write in?
  • What are they doing in this crowd? Do they feel comfortable?
  • Do they blend in with the crowd? Are they here alone or with someone.
  • Whose point of view are you going to write it in?

Share Your Work: 250 words

  • For a challenge, reply below with your response to the picture with a 250 word limit

To download the complete set of prompts and ideas so far, click here: Prompts and Ideas (it’s safe!)

Titles That Could Lead to the Next Best Thing #1


Here are a list of five titles that could spark your imagination into a character, plot, conflict, theme or anything at all that could make your next story. Good luck!

  • A Truce With the Devil
  • A Little Black Box
  • A Warm Day in December
  • Notes From the Dead
  • The Third Eye

Character Names List


It’s very easy to let trivial things such as character names take up your time as you try to write, so here’s a list of names you might want to put down in a random generator to create thousands of names. (Includes male names, female names and surnames)

Character Names

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