Writing Tips: Try Writing Prompts

Writer’s block. You know what it’s like. It’s agony. It’s you wasting a lot of hours looking at blank paper. Is there a cure for it?

Try some writing prompts. These can come in the form of questions, thought provoking pictures, and other writing exercises that challenge you to think more creatively. My favorite is a book that my cousin gave me. It’s called Writer’s Block: 786 Ideas to Jump-Start Your Imagination by Jason Rekulak, and it’s actually shaped like a block. You can also look for writing prompts on the web.


1. It gives you a starting point for your piece.

2. You can use several writing prompts and make connections between them, so you can come up with something totally unique.

3. You can interpret these writing prompts in several ways. This will challenge you to think outside the box.

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5 thoughts on “Writing Tips: Try Writing Prompts

  1. These are great tips! I started writing a novel 3 different times and they are all still on the shelf, unfinished. I have writer’s block for the last half of all of them. Maybe one day, i can pick them back up and finish. One at a time, of course. I should have just worked on the first one instead of beginning the other two, most likely, but I didn’t want to lose those ideas.

    ~ Gary ~


    1. Wow that’s great that you are working on novels! I have the same problem too. I work on several ideas and finish none. Nowadays, I decided that I will not work on any other long term project unless I finish my current one. I think it’s working. Hope we both finish our novels someday!


  2. Great tips 🙂 I also read a post that said to pick out some random items and try to make a connection between them. The example the site gave was mannequin + clock = mannequins that come to life at a certain time… This method also gives unique writing ideas.
    Anyways, you have a great blog! I especially love your background. I am looking forward to exploring it more! 🙂


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