Thanks to my weekend of Star wars shenanigans, I am thus very behind on this 12 days of Blogmas, but that just means you won’t have to wait a day for me to post. Multiple posts a day!
Today I share with you some tips on finding great prompts. This may seem like an easy…”just google it” answer, but there is an abundance of terrible sites and prompts mixed in with the good ones. It can be a hunt just to find one. So, here are some of the sites where I’ve found consistent, good content for you future use.
WritingForward.com: I will note that this website is as much a general resource site as it is for prompts. It holds a plethora of solid, useful information. I would suggest this to anyone and use it often. There are at least four different categories (creative writing, fiction, journal, and poetry) and then specific themes or ideas for each post. One of my personal favorites is the Character Driven Prompts. It’s an opportunity not only to get to know your character, but to find motivations for them through past experiences and little details about their personality to help you make the story the best it can be.
What I love most about the site is that it’s written by writers, for writers, and to benefit the writing community. We writers in our solitude sometimes focus so much on what we’re doing that it’s hard to think of the overall community. So, I’m so thrilled that someone, several someones, are looking out for us keyboard/pen pushers and giving us little bits to learn from.
Language Is A Virus: This is a relatively new find for me, but a glorious one nonetheless. The phenomenal algorithm or sorcery that generates these prompts is genius on a page! I love the randomness of the generator and that the site also includes interesting tidbits about famous authors, their ideas on the craft, and their history. It’s a great resource for a spontaneous writing sprint!
Awesome Writing Prompts: As the name of the site indicates, there are awesome prompts to be found on this site in the form of tumblr posts. There are numbered posts on a mostly infinite scroll. It’s basically the holy grail of limitless, clever prompts. I suggest, even if you don’t plan on writing to just check it out and see for yourself how great they are.
With these few suggestions in mind there are a ton of possibilities for you in the future. And if you need help deciding which one to use first, I’m always available to give my opinion.
So, my minions, go now and roam the interweb’s treasure trove of prompts and…
Happy reading and writing!