Until recently, I would not have had a valid answer to this question. At least, it wouldn’t have been an answer as much as it would have been an amazing eye-roll. Writing exercises and I are fairly often incompatible. In fact, as much as I love writing conferences and workshops, I hate writing exercises of all kinds. Even prompts. Give me a prompt or an exercise, and my mind goes blank.
Whoa. There’s absolutely nothing there. That blank.
If its all the same to you, I’d rather get something done on my work-in-progress, thank you. Can you just give my writing prompt to someone else? Someone who might appreciate it?
Somehow Martha Alderson knew that’s what I would say, so she wrote The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts.
Yes, this is a book of prompts but it is a book of prompts designed for the prompt phobic. The prompts are goof ball exercises designed to draw memories out of some great gobbledy gook. They are designed to get you writing on your work in progress.
Yes, you heard me. These prompts have one goal — to get you writing on your current novel.
To find out more about how this worked for me, check out my post today on the Muffin.
What writing prompts work best for you?