A writing prompt on its own isn’t very interesting. The exciting part is the story it inspires you to create.”— Alice Sudlow
Prompts inspire writing. They simultaneously distract you; exercise your creativity, storytelling skills, imagination and writing skills; return you to a state of play, flow and the fun of writing; and help break creative blocks.
Table of prompts
This table of writing prompts links to the various posts on the blog where you will find prompts.
- Write Group Meeting Prompts
Over the years, the Write Group has offered its members many writing prompts. We collected dozens here and offer them to you.
- Writing Prompt Boot Camps
Need something more than prompts? Perhaps these writing-prompt boot-camps can help. They are chock-full of tips and prompts to get you started in your writing.
- Figment Daily Themes
Figment Daily Themes offers a prompt a weekday for a year and a half. These thought-provoking prompts are designed to inspire and help you explore and develop your craft.
- WordPress Daily Post Prompts
WordPress offers another year of daily prompts. For even more inspiration, try this selection.
- John Spencer’s WriteAbout Photo Prompts
Want to try something different? How about photo writing prompts, complete with caption cues?
- Other Craft-building Prompts
Also, visit the Write Group Diigo site for annotated and tagged links to more writing prompts.
- Writing Challenges
Need a push to write? Check out these challenges.
- Publishing Challenge
How about a hand publishing? This challenge offers an analysis of your options, advice on how to publish and a challenge to do so.