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How Does Writing Prompts Inspire Writers

Updated on April 4, 2018
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Devika enjoys sharing her work with a friendly community. Writing is a big part of her life. Online work has improved her lifestyle.

Write to your hearts content

Did you ever have that moment when you just can't write anything down?

The feeling of letting go and not able to think of what to write?

Writers write to be heard, to gain more views, or to be most popular among other writers.

I write to share my thoughts, and experiences, and if possible to increase my views along the way.

Writing has got many people in a tangled mind.

It is not always easy to sit at your computer and think of what to write about.

If you want to make it in the writing field, you got to have an open mind in what you do.

  • What motivates you to write?

Writer's block does not affect every single writer, only a few writers.

Some writers don't think writer's block affects any writer, while others feel the opposite.

I know writer's block affects many writers.

When nothing comes to mind. That feels like my mind is blocked from writing.

  • Do you feel cursed by writer's block?

Nothing comes to mind and you feel like this is it ''I can't write an article today.'’

When I have writer's block I just walk away from the keyboard, and look at what makes me feel relaxed.I look at nature most fascinating.

I walk to cheer me up and that frees my mind easily.

Remember, writer's block does not happen daily, or all the time, it is a random effect.

It happens as follows:

A writer is able to write daily with great ideas popping up. When a writer's mind goes blank, and can't think of anything to get down on to paper.

My informative encyclopedias get my mind flowing with ideas. The moment I feel that blankness. I turn to a good book, or observe my surroundings.

Such books and ideas help me tremendously.

Writing is no walk in the park, you got to research, and talk to people for the continuous flow of writing.

When walking, and observing your surroundings you will be surprised with what you will find to write about.

There is always a good thought, or a good idea picked up from your daily activities. Put that idea into good use.

Write about what makes you sad, happy, or about your childhood memories.

Bad experiences can open your thoughts, and allow you to overcome these feelings.

Nature is an intriguing thought you often ignore what matters the most your environment another idea for writing.

Write of what you saw it could have been a strange animal or plant.

Parenting has changed over the last decades, an idea to write about past parenting traits, to the present parenting skills.

An idea is to look at the changes of parenting overtime.

Write about embarrassing moments, that too can make others laugh, or think of their embarrassing moments.

This can get other writers to write about their experiences.

  • The main goal is to continue to write and never give up sharing what you have in mind with your readers.

Be creative, and use ideas from your daily experiences.

You will be surprised how writing can be fun.

At times, you may feel stuck, and it can feel like a light bulb that won't come back on for you. The ideas are not there but with such limitless possibilities you can keep on writing.

Another great idea write a word three times, and that would prompt something. It has worked for me.

Try single word prompts:

For example:

Dream, love, hate, happy, place, life, good, always, greed, or great, only, or fish.

Any situation can trigger your mind into writing.

For example, ''he touched my hand so gently and kissed me passionately....''

What you think of writing could come to you with very simple lines, also, from the heart. I am sure you would want to be true to yourself, and to your readers in writing.

''He looked so anxious to hear about the job interview...''

The thoughts can come from any conversation, to build your information to write about that person or yourself.

  • Are you spending enough time on writing?

I spend three hours daily on writing.

Time and effort is required to keep at your writing skills.

Be able to open up when writing, and let your words flow with emotion with a point to get to your readers. This approach would allow readers to want to read more of your work.

Keep on writing and believing in yourself. Only you can believe in yourself. Don't rely on the beliefs of others, before you first believe in yourself.

You will make it in writing if you give it all you got.

The trick is to write whatever comes to mind, and improve it from there on. You will find that a few lines each day could lead to a novel.

It depends on what you want to get published.

  • Any writer can use this information.

You need to be inspired to write. Prompt writing is a wonderful way to get into writing. A normal way to write and share your ideas.

It can be frustrating and most dissatisfying if you are not able to think of what to write.

The plain and simple ideas are most helpful, and informative for all writers.

  • A beginner will certainly value the prompts of writing.

You can write a story of two people in love, and how they began their love affair,one of the most popular types of stories.

Writing about recipes is also great start to writing. Almost everyone wants to cook something different, or wants to make a simple dessert.

You may have a list of fears, write about what makes you feel fearful.

Write about your bad relationship or a divorce.

It is endless when you think about it carefully, ideas are free flowing if you let it be.

Avoid holding in tightly, be free to write about anything you think you have a greater knowledge of.

Sometimes you start writing a few lines give up and start on something else. Your focus should be a few lines at a time to not get bored with what you already have written down.

You can make it interesting as you go along.

A movie you watched can be something to write about I tried that and it made me feel good to write about what I found interesting and had learned from the moral of the movie.

Sharing your opinion of the movie as others don't see always see it your way.

That can bring new discussions.

  • What inspires you to write?

The prompt ideas can be used in different ways best is to exercise your written prompts daily.

Write of new cultures, people, different religions, and the lifestyles of different cultures, or of what interests you the most, You could be very useful to you,and readers.

  • Do you think these prompts are helpful to you?

Write about your pet, or about your move to a new dream home.

Family addictions, many families have many problems, and don't like talking about it among other family members.If you write about that experience you can feel less burdened with the problem.

  • Write from your perspective.

Enlighten your readers from your point of view.

People who are confused,or unsure about life need to be reassured, and clear about what goes on. They should experience love, and happiness an opportunity to feel strong and confident about themselves.

You write many stories with such experiences.

Hope all you want and dream all you want if you want to write you got to keep trying.

Writing prompts can come easily to a writer's mind, if they are relaxed, and want to share their experiences.

Whether you are writing a story or an article you got to be inspired to get yourself into writing.

Never feel like you don't know what to write about, there is always something interesting, and unique that you can share with an audience.

Writers need to be heard for their worthy information.

Be it poetry, or a short story you can try whatever makes you feel good to write about.

I know what inspires me to write, my life and new experiences, my lovely surroundings,and daily thoughts.

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    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      shprd74 thank you very much for commenting always appreciated.

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      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Excellent hub a real inspiring article.

      - hari

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      jhamann thank you

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Jo thank you very much for all votes and shared I appreciate you coming by.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      Well written DDE and informative. Thank you. Jamie

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      4 years ago

      Really good ideas here. I like to take what ever ideas I have on any given day and make a note of it in a notebook. Then when I have my writers block days, I will go to the note book and pull one of the ideas I had on other days when I didn't have enough hours in the day to write it. :-)

      Awesome! I really enjoy your writing DDE! Have a great weekend. :-)

      Up & shared...

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AliciaC thank you for sharing your comment your presence is appreciated

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      Linda Crampton 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for sharing all the helpful suggestions for developing writing ideas, Devika. This is a useful hub!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      jtrader thank you kindly.

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      5 years ago

      Being in a new environment works well for me ;-)

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Eiddwen thank you for stopping by.

      ubanichijioke thank you for sharing your comments.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      5 years ago from Lagos

      hi DDE,

      another interesting article from you stables.

      I have been there though but came out of it victorious. Though I am not as prolific as as i used to write before, but i always give myself a long rest each time i come across it. LOL

      it works for me.

      keep writing. Good one!

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      5 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful hub DDE for us all and I agree with Frank so very motivating.


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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Frank thank you very much

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      DDE what a motivating hub.. yeah useful :)

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Susan thank you

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      rajan I am so glad you got my point here thank you

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      CyberShelley thank you for sharing your comment

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Don writing prompts helps inspire writers who don't know what to write about.the outcome is to get writers out of the writer's block with simple words or sentences. For example, I looked outside and there he stood... something to ponder on thank you for commenting on my hubs.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      younghopes thank you for the votes up and shared your kindness is always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      kidscraft So true ''Some people might have writers block; may be they are not writing in a area that stimulate their mind?'' Thank you for sharing your valuable comment thank you.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      sunilkunnoth2012 thank you for sharing and your kind words are always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billybuc you are right '' writing prompts are great aids.'' thank you for sharing your thoughts at my hubs

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      5 years ago from India

      I agree with rajan jolly.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very true, we may suffer from writer's block at times but the thing is to keep penning your thoughts down.

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      Shelley Watson 

      5 years ago

      Hi DDE, I wish I had more time to write - so much inside my head and not enough to time to get it all out. Frustrating at times. Thanks for the article.

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      Don Bobbitt 

      5 years ago from Ruskin Florida

      Jeez! Try: How do writing prompts inspire writers?

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      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      A wonderful hub for sure, only recently i was in a situation which can be called as 'writers block' but then you can always look around the net to get more ideas. Your prompts would certainly inspire new writers and help them too. Voted up and shared

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      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      My motivation to write is to share projects that I create. It can help kids learn better and help teachers who might not have time to create projects. Some people might have writers block; may be they are not writing in a area that stimulate their mind?

      Have a great week, Devika!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      It is a wonderful topic and the flow of writing is so captivating that I read it like a poem. Truly you are a good writer and motivates others to write more. These tips are great and really helpful. Thank you for sharing some wonderful idea for the common benefit of all writers. Shared for maximum reach.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      As I have said many times, I don't understand writer's block. I don't have enough time to write about all of my ideas.....but for those who have trouble with inspiration, writing prompts are great aids.


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