Resources: Writing Prompts

Looking for some writing prompts to get you moving today? Check out one of these fantabulous resources:

Scott Bridges

Do you use writing prompts? Why or why not?

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  1. says

    Lately I’ve been digging into Monica Woods’ The Pocket Muse, a handy little book of prompts. But when I’m done going through it, I’ll definitely check out some of these sites. Prompts are good idea-generators for me. Thanks for the links!

  2. says

    These are all excellent resources for writing prompts. Some of these I haven’t heard of before.

    Others I like to use when I get stuck are _The Book of Questions_ series by Gregory Stock and the _If_ series by Evelyn McFarlane. Questions always seem to get me thinking.

    And if I may indulge in a little shameless self promotion (since it is relevant here)… I also post two dozen new writing prompts each week on my blog: Grist for the Muse at

    Thanks for the great article.