Today I’m going to send you off to another blog, “Daily Writing Tips,” where Simon Kewin has a post on writing prompts, along with 20 examples. Here are a few examples from his list:
This time my boss went too far.
It was the first snowfall of the season.
The garden was overgrown now.
They came back every year to lay flowers at the spot.
Prompts can be a great way to get the juices flowing. Use them routinely, maybe at the start of a writing session, or randomly. Tuck a few prompts in the little notebook you carry everywhere (which is more likely to be your smartphone), & play with them as you wait to have your car’s oil changed.
And while you’re creating, dream up some prompts & submit them to the Writing Prompts feature on Reddit. Reddit actually holds contests for the best prompts.