We are always looking for new things to write about. New ideas that will spark a reader's attention and gain new fans of our work.
Sometimes, we look to prompts to get our creative motors running and allow us to dive deep into our imaginations.
With that said here are 5 different writing prompts to help you do just that:
Prompt #1: The last words of your article are:
“She took her glass of wine and raised it toward the ceiling. Maybe she’ll get through this after all.”
You write the rest.
I like this idea because it gives a fun take on a writing prompt. Rather than providing what the piece should be about… you are given the last words and expected to reach deep within yourself to find a story to go with it.
Prompt #2: If you could erase one thing from your past, what would it be and why?
This one is interesting. Out of all the things you have done in your lifetime, you’re expected to choose just one to demolish. Could this one thing you’ve removed changed the remainder of your life book?
Prompt #3: If you were given a ticket to Heaven to see one person, who would it be?
Probably one of the hardest writings prompts I’ve ever been provided. Some people have loved ones they would give anything to talk to again. Others would give anything to talk to a celebrity who passed away. What about you?
Prompt #4: If you could plan your perfect day, what would it be?
For some, this prompt would be fairly easy to write about. I’m sure many of us have dreamed of our perfect day. What we would love to do and see if money and time was not an object. I know I have.
Prompt #5: If you could switch places for someone, who would it be and why?
Many people may choose a famous or rich person when writing through this prompt. I can understand the appeal. However, I can also see some that would switch places with a friend or family member. For instance, I would change places with my brother if I could. He did everything right and is doing very well in life…while I’m still fighting to get there.
If you’re looking for more writing prompt ideas, I have found a book written by Bryn Donovan called 5,000 WRITING PROMPTS: A Master List of Plot Ideas, Creative Exercises, and More!
When you think about it, writing prompts can come from anything and everything. A certain event, a memory, or something you read from another person/writer. We have an unlimited number of prompts all around us. It’s up to us to find them and create magic. What magic will you be creating today?
🧡Shine Bright, Kayla