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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #55

It is Saturday! Time for my weekly prompt round-up, with prompts taken from my Tumblr blog.  Pay special attention to this one, because I'm taking a brief hiatus from these posts for the duration of my time in Europe.  But there's almost 400 prompts on the Tumblr blog, so head over there if you need […]

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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #53

Here is the latest collection of prompts from my Tumblr blog, minus one because I, um, forgot. #363  Write about how your character reacts in an emergency.  Cool and composed, the one everyone else can count on? Or the opposite? #364  Use the words sunlight, sailing ship, and stained glass in a sentence.  Now use […]

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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #40

Hello from Nashville, y'all!  Here's my latest collection of writing prompts from my Tumblr blog. #274  Use the words cat, rain jacket and orchid in a sentence.  Now use that sentence as a prompt. #275  Write about what your main character did yesterday, from the time he woke up until the time he went to […]

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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #37

Good morning and happy Saturday!  Here is the latest collection of prompts from my Tumblr blog, wherein I write a prompt a day.  (And yes, some days I do kick myself for starting this project.  But most days I enjoy it a lot.)  Here goes: #253  A sudden rainstorm.  Your character is stuck out in it, […]

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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #34

Here's the latest collection of prompts from my Tumblr blog, all in one place for your convenience. #233 Use the words cried, red, burp and van in a sentence.  Now use that sentence as a prompt. #234 It happens.  You look up, and there s/he is.  The phone rings, with good or bad news.  The accident occurs. […]

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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #32

Here's the latest collection of writing prompts, taken from my daily Tumblr blog.  Happy writing! #219  She hated it when she watched a movie or read a book that she didn’t understand. And yet, those were the stories that stuck with her…. #220  "Do one thing that scares you every day."  Eleanor Roosevelt.  What would […]

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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #29

Happy Valentine's Day! Here is the latest round-up of prompts from my Tumblr blog. Write like the wind, people! #198 She landed with a thud.  And when she looked up at where she had come from, it seemed a very long ways to go.  How would she get herself back? #199 "You just have to suck it […]

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Promptitude: What Makes a Good Prompt?

This is post #2 on those little devils, prompts.   (Read post #1 here.) Question: what makes a good prompt? Answer: whatever gets you writing. When you're a writer, its all in service to the writing.  If you have a choice between doing almost anything and writing, you'll choose writing.  If you have a limited time […]

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