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Creative Writing Prompts

Your writing can mature by exercising your skills. This group provides writing prompts to "prime the pump" of your imagination. Try to keep your response to 250 words or less. 

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Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2016

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New Writing Prompt

Started by Deborah Herman Mar 25, 2016. 0 Replies

Writing is like anything. The more you do it the easier it is to access when you want it for something important. It is like stretching or exercising to assure that your physical body does not become…Continue

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Resolved: A New Year is upon us

Started by JEN Garrett Jan 1, 2015. 0 Replies

This year everyone's talking about New Years resolutions (goals). But I suggest putting the word in a different light... Fiction Writers:Think about the resolution (end) of your Work in…Continue

Catch Yourself Villain Monologuing!

Started by Ian Nathaniel Cohen Dec 5, 2014. 0 Replies

Given my recent discussions with Jen about the kind of writing prompts I'd like to see around here, it's only fair I put my money where my mouth is and come up with one.  So here it is - write an…Continue

Quick Poll: What do you want from this group?

Started by JEN Garrett. Last reply by Ian Nathaniel Cohen Dec 5, 2014. 3 Replies

What do you want to see more of here?Obviously the answer is NOT what I've been posting. That's OK, but I don't want to waste your time and I certainly don't want to waste mine.So tell me, Why do you…Continue

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Comment by Marshall Barnes on January 25, 2015 at 3:01pm

Comment by JEN Garrett on January 24, 2015 at 1:33am

Recently, I heard that "writing prompts are all nonsense" and that you should only write with intent. What do you think about that?

Comment by JEN Garrett on December 5, 2014 at 1:50pm
Comment by JEN Garrett on November 24, 2014 at 1:30pm

Here's a simple writing exercise to help you focus your characters.

Comment by JEN Garrett on November 17, 2014 at 4:09pm

Here's a blog post about avoiding writer's block. http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/10/11-novelist-tested-ways-de... How do you keep the juices flowing?

Comment by JEN Garrett on November 14, 2014 at 12:57pm

Just found this story seeds blog post http://maxkirin.tumblr.com/tagged/story-seeds

Comment by Maya Bahl on June 6, 2012 at 12:28pm

Hello Everyone!  I have had an amazing time writing for these writing sites:  Scriptic Collective, http://www.scriptic.org/ / Trifecta, http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/ , and once for The Lightning Bug, http://thewriteandthewrongword.blogspot.com/ .  I still have to explore, and make time, for 100 words, http://www.velvetverbosity.com/100-words/ as well as for the Lightning Bug and for this group!    Many of the writers on the latter sites are also connected and on each others' sites, and are all VERY nice and supportive!  Happy Writing all!

Comment by Gael McCarte on May 7, 2012 at 4:12pm

Colin? Is that you? I have not seen you in how many years? Never mind. Yes I remember. We were 6 years old. When the teacher took us outside for story time she waited until we were settled next to each other, cross legged on the grass, holding hands, before she began reading.

You were always so tanned, like the other Aussie kids. Your hair was bleached blonde by the Australian sun. And you had freckles. You were my special friend. I don’t think our parents ever knew. Did not seem much point in telling them really. We never kissed, not even in a kid way.

Our friendship gained me status among the girls. A boy wanted to hold my hand, such a lofty elevation of my girlhood.  And not just any boy but a tanned, freckled, sweet one.

You wore colored, cotton, button up shirts, not tee shirts like the other boys. Then one day I was alone in story telling time. Oh sure I was surrounded by 30 other kids, but no one held my hand. You had gone to America. America??? How far away is that? Your dad was transferred with his work. Were you from the US originally? I don’t recall.

I am in America now too and sometimes I find myself looking for tanned, freckled faced, sweet men who wear colored, cotton, button up shirts.

 

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