Writer's block is the eternal foe of all writer-kind, and if you find yourself afflicted with that unfortunate malady, I have some good news for you: today's blog post includes 10 Creative Writing prompts that will hopefully get those writerly wheels turning again!
1.) "You're crazy," she muttered, pushing the offending twig out of her eye as she tripped over a tree root in the night-dark forest.
"I know," he grinned.
2.) Your character is putting your child to bed one night, when they step on something protruding from under the bed. Upon further investigation it appears to be a tail belonging to—what? A miniature dragon? The family's cat? A creature of unknown name? You decide.
3.) "You did what?"
"Only a little bit."
"I don't care—do you have any idea what this means for us?"
"... something bad will happen?"
"No—I mean, yes—no. Sort of. Follow me."
4.) Someone dies, but make their death sudden, unexpected, and necessary. Maybe they were the only character with a specific skill set, and without them the others have to figure out a new way to complete their goal.
5.) Your character comes in contact with someone who is the complete opposite of their personality, but they have to work together to advance the plot.
6.) "What are you doing?"
I gasp, wheeling around and in the process scattering the gems in a gleaming, multicolored cascade.
7.) Think of your favorite song. How could that song become a plot?
8.) Two of your characters meet in a place neither one is supposed to be.
9.) "You have .02 seconds to either disappear, or fly away as fast as you can—otherwise, I'm going to kill you."
10.) "The other night I had a dream..."
For more writing prompts, check out my previous blog post here. Thanks for reading!
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