Where Can I Find the Best Writing Prompts?

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?


2 thoughts on “Where Can I Find the Best Writing Prompts?

  1. It’s like looking in a mirror. I hate what I think of as “Time and energy wormhole Prompts”. If it’s not going to be about my story, or have any promise of helping my story… what’s the flippin point? Seems like mindless “free” writing just gets me further off topic. So I might give this book a try. Win it or not, I’ll have a copy on my shelf soon. Thanks for the tip!

    1. This really has been a huge help. I wrote again today using one of the prompts and added another 980 words to my novel. They aren’t perfect and there are things I need to figure out and fill in, but it is definitely moving forward.

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