Saturday, May 26, 2012

Prompt Attention

There are times when writers need prompts to get their creative juices flowing again.

For some, that’s when they’ve taken a break from writing for various and sundry reasons and need a spark to get their fingers dancing on the keyboard again.

As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I think it’s important to write every day – whether it’s journaling, letters, a work-in-progress – anything that involves putting words into some format.

But, dang it, there are times when our brains seem to freeze when thoughts turn to writing. Burn out. Writer’s block.  Stressed out. Brain dead (metaphorically speaking).  

There are a plethora of websites offering writing prompts such as, OWL,, and creativewriting-prompts. Simply type “writing prompts” in a search engine and you'll find more than you can imagine.

Go to your library and check out the numerous books and magazines that provide advice for breaking through the writing barrier.

Another way is by brainstorming, in critique groups, with other writers, and readers.

And finally, since writers are notorious for offering advice, what prompts would you suggest if asked by a suffering writer? Now, take your own advice and start writing!

Until the next time...


  1. this is great advice! :) I didn´t know those sites you recomended, they are very cool! and so is your blog :)

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. We all need prompts now and then. I hope your writing is coming along well.