Writing Prompt Exercises: Two Weeks of Craft, Creativity and Discipline
Dedicate the next two weeks of your life to crafting stories thanks to these creative writing story ideas. Set aside a part of your day—20 minutes? 30 minutes? An hour?—and take a stab at each of these writing prompts. By having ideas for stories to write sitting in front of you, you have no excuses and are forced to put your writing chops to the test. The Two-Week Writing Prompt Boot Camp provides a mix of story starting options, including one that asks you to break up with writer’s block, one about a mystery cookie, one that deals with a Ouiji board and more. Plus, the Two-Week Writing Prompt Boot Camp actually offers up two bonus writing prompts! That’s right: Instead of 14 prompts you get 16 prompts—that way if you have extra time during your two-week writing campaign and want additional challenges or are having so much success that you want to extend your boot camp by a couple of days, you can. Download these story starters now and start your writing marathon today!
Day 1: Breaking Up With Writer’s Block
As stated earlier, all writers suffer from some form of writer’s block during their writing career. It’s completely normal, but it’s also something incredible curable. That’s why we start the boot camp with this writing prompt: It’s time for you and Writer’s Block to part ways. Write a letter breaking up with Writer’s Block, starting out with, “Dear Writer’s Block, it’s not you, it’s me …”
Day 2: The One That Got Away
Sometimes a story ideas generator will focus on love while other times it’ll focus on a broken heart. Perhaps you can find a way to include both when you attempt the second story starter exercise in this download: You bump into an ex-lover on Valentine’s Day—the one whom you often call “The One That Got Away.” What happens?
Day 3: Mystery Cookie
Like writing mysteries? Never tried it but have always wanted to? Well here’s an opportunity to take a simple premise about a mysterious event going on at work and take it in any direction you want (in fact, the more creative, the better!): One Day you come into work and find a cookie mysteriously placed on your desk. Grateful to whoever left this anonymous cookie, you eat it. The next morning you come in and find another cookie. This continues for months until one Day a different object is left—and this time there’s a note.
Day 4: Sent to the Wrong Printer
Another option is to write a suspenseful story. To set this up you need something at stake, like your life is on the line and you need to save it or sensitive information about you is on the verge of being released and you need to stop it. Here’s a free writing idea that allows you to practice writing suspense: You’re at work and you print something personal (and sensitive). Unfortunately, you’ve sent it to the wrong printer and, by the time you realize it, someone else already scooped it up.
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