Sometimes, despite our best-laid outlines and devious plot twists, writers still find themselves teetering on the edge of a deep, dark Plot Hole with no idea how to get to the other side. And the longer we look at that chasm of despair, the more it begins to appear like a mountain with such sheer sides that there's no hope of climbing it. Friends, this is called writer's block, and sometimes, the only way to overcome it is to turn to the Internet.
"What?" you say, "I thought being a writer was like 97% not getting distracted by the Internet?"
Well, you're right. Partly. By turning to the Internet I mean checking out some writing prompts, and for your convenience I've included ten right here—of the kind that will hopefully get your story breathing on its own again.
1.) "I—I have a problem."
"Tell me about it."
2.) The distant wail of sirens chilled me to the marrow of my bones.
This could also be done with a scream.
3.) "No, no, no, anything but that!" Sounds scary, but it could also be humorous.
4.) Blue skies, a green field, and every animal in it dead.
5.) A mischievous grin.
6.) "I'm done. Ya'll are idiots."
7.) "Will you please stop singing that song? After the twenty-third verse it grates."
8.) A campfire.
9.) "People say coffee is what gets them going in the morning. I beg to differ. There's nothing that gets you going in the morning like a knife at your throat."
10.) The couple you've been planning to marry all along doesn't end up together.
I hope these helped, but if you want more:
Writing Prompts I
Writing Prompts II
My Writing Prompts board on Pinterest
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