Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Writing Prompts

Whether you're stuck in a writing rut or just want to spice things up a bit, writing prompts can be a great way to get your brain moving in uncharted directions. So for a little treat (for myself and for those of you who'd like to participate) I've put together a list of some fun prompts. Feel free to sort through them. Toss out the ones that don't inspire you and tuck the good ones away in your pocket to use later.

Now put the timer on for ten minutes and see what you can come up with.

1. "Hold the girl's face in your hands"

2. Open the nearest book. Turn to page 57. Count down 14 lines. Use this sentence as your prompt.

3. The moth

4. Metalic

5. "You noticed a man with a hat in the crowd"

6. Snow Angels

7. "Just before they drifted"

8. Split

9. Use these three words: Cast, Posture, Jingling

10. Last names

11. "A kind of smile"

12. Devoted

13. Turn on the radio. What are the first four words you hear?

14. Find a piece of music (classical, pop, rock, I don't care) now write.

15. Glass eye

Have fun with the prompts. And if you run out and need more, you can always visit me at Kate's Free Write.


  1. Ohhhh! I love the glass eye! So many possibilities--what it sees, what it does not see, an eye for the insides of people, and on and on. I'm jotting that one down.

  2. I love the writing prompts! I have a thing for snow angels. I've kind of been in a writing rut lately, so this will help. P.s. have I mentioned how freaking awesome your art is? And your writing? gah...I need to stop gushing at you. And I live in Pleasant Grove!