|Tatiana Nabieva (Russia)|
On the weekends, prompts keep my creativity warmed up so I don’t “pull a muscle” on Monday morning. During the week, prompts jump-start my writing routine. Consider using your own characters and settings for these prompts. You might come up with dazzling new ideas for your WiP! All you’ll need for these exercises is your writing materials and an open mind. Remember to drink lots of water and stretch!
Start it up!
Author R.L. Stine says he comes up with the title first and then writes a book that fits the title. Try it! Think of a catchy title first and then write a flash fiction or short story from it–or if you’re really brave, a novel!
Ramp it up!
Turn on the radio (or the shuffle mode on your CD player or iPod) and write a story inspired by the first song you hear.
Burn it up!
You know those pages in the beginning of books that list everything the author has written? Write your own list (even if you’ve been published)! Include all the books/stories/articles/poems/everything you have written, are writing, will write. If you don’t have titles yet, make up temporary titles for the list. Post it somewhere you can see it every day and make that list come true! (I’ve already done this. It’s a terrific motivator!)
Every Wednesday I post prompts and exercises for your “writing workout” so keep checking back! Happy writing!!!