In case you haven’t checked it out, I’ve got a page set up specifically for writing prompts.
I used to hate spending time on prompts because 1) they never seemed like anything I wanted to write about, and 2) I didn’t want to waste my time working from a prompt when I could be working on my novel.
Well, setting a time limit to work on a prompt actually forces me to make story decisions without deliberation, to write without constant self-editing or revising, to simplify the elements of story into a character with a singular goal, obstacle, resolution, and to habitualize (if this isn’t a word, it should be) the practice of writing.
One day I decided to practice writing by working from a prompt five days a week for 30 minutes at a time. I looked online for prompts that interested me and found one on Writersdigest.com that basically said to take a line from a text message as a writing prompt.
So that’s what I did. I scoured my texts and PMs and came up with the random prompts found on the Writing Prompts page.
If you would like to be featured as a contributing Prompt Person, send me a random sentence from your texts or private messages.
Email them to me at email@example.com with the word “Prompt” in the subject line.
I hope this goes without saying, but explicitly sexual, discriminatory, or offensive language will not be tolerated.
Chosen prompts will be posted every Wednesday (because Writing Prompt Wednesday, people!).
What do you get out of it? The prestigious honor of having your name appear on my site as the prompt contributor and a pingback to your site if you have one.
How can you beat that?
Can’t wait to see the wacky convos you guys have!