Category Archives: Writing Prompts

Writing Prompt: Don’t speak

This is less a prompt and more a challenge. Can you write a story with no dialogue? Normally it would be a terrible mistake to have a story with no dialogue, but if you come at it from the right … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: Weak Sauce

What makes all those monsters like werewolves and vampires so scary? The fact they’re so much stronger than us. We couldn’t possibly hope to defeat them – unless we know their weakness. But what if those myths were intentionally misleading? … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: Paradoxical Titles

This month’s writing prompt is inspired in no small part by Sean Platt & Johnny B Truant’s ‘Caveman Timecop’ and James Scott Bell’s(writing under K Bennett) Zombie Legal Thriller series. Those concepts are hilariously magnificent and, well, inspiring. So, how … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: Memorable Movie Lines

This month I’ve collected some of our active members favourite movie lines. Let the movie line inspire your story – but do your best to write in an entirely different genre than the originating movie. Don’t just use the line … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: The Business Plan

I’ve been working on my business plan as a writer for the last couple of months (it’s a good idea to help you really buckle down on goals, if you aren’t sure where to start, try this series of articles). … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: Technology Twist

To start off a new year, lets go back in time! It’s a simple concept I hope will inspire you: think of an old, outdated piece of technology and make it new in your story. You can do this in … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: Lost Luggage

Ahhh, Christmas. And you can read that ‘ahhh’ in a happy sigh fashion or as a mum hosting Christmas for fifteen. Both are real. I love Christmas, and simultaneously stress over it. Some of you out there are traveling for … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: Unreliable Narrators

While procrastinating instead of revising my current novel I was reading through writing articles around the internet and came across this post about unreliable narrators. Unreliable narrators are fun to read and to write and this article makes a good … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: The Bestiary

Halloween means beasties. But let’s not concern ourselves with the usual fare like lycans, vampires and zombies, let’s dig deepĀ  and work with less commonly used monsters for our stories this month. Here’s a few ideas, or go and research … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: Let Art Inspire You

I love Deviant Art. I was an active member and subscriber for quite a few years when I was younger and had the free time for drawing. This month go to Deviant Art and have a galavant amongst the art … Continue reading

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