Six Silly Writing Prompts To Fight Writer’s Block
When it comes to my regular excuses for not writing (of which there are many) – writing prompts are like kryptonite.
Have no idea to write about? Here are hundreds of ideas. Have no time? They can take less than five minutes. Want a break from the slog that is the 70,000 word novel? Try one of these, dummy.
When I get home from work I ask myself the same question – should I be productive and plough on with the never ending task of editing my novel (which requires time, energy and focus), or jut binge-watch RuPaul’s Drag Race on Netflix until my brain turns to mush?
And whilst I love brain mush, I do realise that it’s probably not going to get me any closer to my dream of being a published author*.
So to keep myself writing in some capacity, even when I have a couple of minutes, I’m relying heavily on writing prompts. Here are six silly ones from the ‘642 things to write about series’ to inspire you, if like me, Monday has seriously kicked your arse and you’ve only watched two episodes of Drag Race and not your usual seventeen.
- You are a cowboy poet. Pen an ode to your hat.
- Rewrite your favourite novel as a tweet of 140 characters or fewer.
- Why is your 11-year-old son obsessed with lemurs?
- Write, in ridiculous detail, directions on how to get to your house.
- Your cat (or dog) has a Twitter feed. What are its first three tweets?
- Write a poem about a tomato.
Enjoy! And if you do try any of these please leave a comment to your blog so I can check them out.
(*Unless of course I’m not watching hard enough or spending enough time on Netflix, in which case I should try harder – but let’s call that Plan B.)