The Writer's Book of Matches

1,001 Prompts to Ignite Your Fiction
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The Writer's Book of Matches: 1,001 Prompts to Ignite Your Fiction

by the staff of fresh boiled peanuts, a literary journal
Writer's Digest Books, 2005
ISBN 978-158297-493-4
$12.99 paperback, 256 pages

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Situation prompts, dialogue prompts, and assignment prompts.

About the Book
Designed to help writers find inspiration any time, anywhere, The Writer's Book of Matches is both muse and exercise partner for beginning and professional writers. In addition to the 1,000 prompts, the book offers dozens of sidebars containing humorous and inspiring quotes from famous authors about the writing life, idea creation, and writer's block. Appendices show how to adapt the prompts in new and exciting ways, to ignite writers' creative fires for years to come.


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