Writing Prompts

Looking for a little inspiration? Something to knock the cobwebs off your imagination? I invite you to join me in one, or two, or all three of these writing challenges. Read over the prompts and see where they take you.

Hope to see you around.  Now, go… write something.

 

twowordtuesday_1

What to do:

  • Prompts post Tuesday morning; entry deadline midnight Monday, CST (5 a.m. Sunday, GMT)
  • Write in any genre – fiction, memoir, poetry, horror, mystery, fantasy, romance, YA – your choice.
  • You must use one or both prompts in your story – any form, any tense, as long as it is grammatically correct. (For instance, if you’re given a noun, you can use it as an adjective by adding “ing,” or change it to an adverb with “ly.”)
  • Keep your word count to 700 or less. (Don’t worry if you go over, I won’t count.)
  • If posting your submission on your own website, please link back to that week’s Thin Spiral Notebook prompt post.
  • Add the URL of your website post (not just your website) to the Mr. Linky list, or if you don’t have your own blog, share your story in the comments section.
  • You may also add your post link on the Our Write Side Facebook page for publication consideration on their reader blog. (Use #TwoWordTuesday)
  • Please keep your stories PG-13 or under, and be sparing with the swearing. This is a family friendly kind of place.
  • Please include trigger warnings if appropriate.
  • One submission per person please.

Visit the Two Word Tuesday archive for previous prompts.

100-word-challengeWhat to do:

  • Prompts post on Wednesday morning; deadline midnight Tuesday, CST (5 a.m. Sunday, GMT)
  • One word prompt; you can use the word in your submission or it can be implied
  • 100 words – no more, no less (this one I do count)
  • Any genre – fiction, memoir, poetry, thriller, mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, your choice…
  • Hyphenated words count as one word
  • If posting your submission on your own website, please link back to that week’s Thin Spiral Notebook prompt post.
  • Add the URL of your website post (link to the specific post, and not just the homepage) to the Mr. Linky list, or if you don’t have your own blog, share your story in the comments section.
  • One submission per person please.

Visit the 100 Word Challenge archive for previous challenges.

 

TheDarkroom

What to do:

  • Posts on Thursday morning; deadline midnight Wednesday, CST (Thursday, 5 a.m. GMT)
  • Photo prompt; can use as inspiration, or as the scene for your story action
  • Keep your word count to 700 or less. (Don’t worry if you go over, I won’t count.)
  • If posting your submission on your own website, please link back to that week’s Thin Spiral Notebook prompt post.
  • Add the URL of your website post (not just your website) to the Mr. Linky list, or if you don’t have your own blog, share your story in the comments section.
  • You may also add your post link on the Our Write Side Facebook page for publication consideration on their reader blog. (Use #TheDarkroom)
  • Please keep your stories PG-13 or under, and be sparing with the swearing. This is a family friendly kind of place.
  • Please include trigger warnings if appropriate.
  • One submission per person please.

Visit The Darkroom archive for previous prompts.

24 thoughts on “Writing Prompts

    1. Ninnanh, I don’t send out the prompts, I post them on my site each Wednesday morning. You are welcome to join in there. You can post your response to the prompt on your own site, linking back to the specific prompt, or you can submit your response as a comment on the prompt post. Please, come back for the weekly challenges.

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