I recently wrote a hub about writing prompts, and what works for me. But I want to hear what works for every one else. I like actual prompts for a story, such as "You walk into your sister's livingroom. The furniture, wall colors and even the scent is different. A stranger comes in from the kitchen. What happens next?" or ways of generating plots and characters.
What are your favorite creativity stimulating practices?
I like prompts that provide a sentence and the story is built from there. An example would be this one which I have created three stories from:
"The birds are chirping and the sun is rising over the trees. I see you there in the distance....."
I prefer prompts that give the ending. "And the man lived out the rest of his days on the desert island."
My most effective writing prompt is "if you don't write this you will not be paid"
My writing prompts are rarely words, my stories usual come from images that then become part of the story. The images can be of a place, such as a beach or a staircase, or of something like an image on a ceramic tile or even a piece of fabric.
Altari, I have written stories or poems where I knew the ending before starting the piece but have never used a n actual ending prompt. Very interesting!
by jdeschene 11 years ago
I feel like I've seen every possible writing prompt website there is? I want to try something fresh and new. Does anyone know of any fun and exciting writing prompts? I'd love to hear about them.
by Nicola Thompson 3 years ago
Know where I can find quality, daily writing prompts?
by khadija sheikh 21 months ago
HOW TO START EFFECTIVE WRITING im new here step to follow to make a effective articleneed suggestions from old writers here.
by Blake J Rudy 6 years ago
Hey guys, I thought it would be a fun idea to ask everyone to give a writing prompt. Simply set up a story in a few sentences or less. If you would like to expand on someone else's prompt, by all means do so. However, the point of this thread is to generate some ideas and/or inspiration for...
by Cheryl Simonds 7 years ago
When you write a story, do you have the end in mind, or does it just come to you as you write?Is the average higher or lower that you already have the ending in mind when you start a story?
by Terri Meredith 7 years ago
I always wrote for creativity alone. Then I came to HP and realized I rarely write for that reason, anymore. It seems something will grab my attention, either because of reading another writer's piece, or because of a topic I may have overheard in, say, a restaurant. I find myself...
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