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Use These Writing Prompts (& Get Feedback on Your Writing)

As the first month of 2012 winds down, so does the fight to stay strong in keeping up with New Year's resolutions. It's so easy to fall off the horse for a few days, then a few more days, then a few more—and we do this without considering how much falling off a horse actually hurts! (Even falling off a figurative horse hurts our writing career in the long run.) So with month two creeping up on us, I'd like to offer up some writing prompt exercises to rekindle your creative spirit.

As the first month of 2012 winds down, so does the fight to stay strong in keeping up with New Year's resolutions. It's so easy to fall off the horse for a few days, then a few more days, then a few more—and we do this without considering how much falling off a horse actually hurts! (Even falling off a figurative horse hurts our writing career in the long run.)

So with month two creeping up on us, I'd like to offer up some writing prompt exercises to rekindle your creative spirit and get your New Year's resolutions of writing back on track. Make it a point to check all of these out and complete them before the week is over:

- You Get Three Wishes - Go!

- Cash in a Shoebox

- Waiter’s Note That Surprises You

- Pet Peeve Punishment for All Who Annoy You

- A Very Odd Side Effect

Try these out for size and post your stories in the comments section. If you ask for it, you’ll often get feedback from our wonderful WD community of writers, which can be a big motivational tool and also help you break a writing funk. Plus, stop by our Writing Prompts section daily/weekly for hundreds of writing prompts geared to help challenge your muse. Or, if you prefer offline challenges and tips to get back your creative spark, download The Writer's Digest Guide to Creativity.

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