Tuesday, 31 December 2013


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Sunday, 1 December 2013


Oh look. It's December! Keep writing daily anyway, yeah?

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Monday, 25 November 2013


It's settings week. Each prompt this week can be used as a back-drop to your current scene.
And if you really want to put your characters under pressure, get them stuck in the lift/elevator...

Hope NaNoWriMo is going well for you. But enough with the chatter, I'm keeping you from writing.

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Monday, 18 November 2013

Bad acting

One prompt a day is not enough? Follow @dailywriprompt on Twitter for more.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Writing Prompts for NaNoWriMo 2013

Writing a minimum of 1,667 days a day for 30 days in a row is a bit daunting, isn’t it? I know. I wonder how I am going to do it every year and I’ve done quite a few times.

One thing that helps is planning your story in advance – yes, even if you are a pantser. Having a vague map for your month-long journey into story land may be all you need not to get lost.

Another tool that every NaNovelist should have in the writers’ toolbox: writing prompts.
I know, it comes as a surprise that I would say that. What’s my reason - other than the fact that I post a writing prompt here every day? Easy:
When you get stuck (there’s no if, you will get stuck; everybody gets stuck), a random prompt may spark something within seconds you wouldn’t have thought of had you continued staring at the blinking cursor for hours.
Prompts that may not be suitable for your project - say the prompt is robot and since you’re writing historical fiction, your story is set in the 18th Century - might still help you. A little free-writing session of ten minutes with the prompt as a starter might be all you need to get you unblocked and back into the story.

In addition to posting a writing prompt a day on the blog, I will tweet writing prompts at least three times a day. Follow @dailywriprompt to get them.


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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Pushing it

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Saturday, 14 September 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013 prompts

Would you believe that we are less than seven weeks away from November? Where's the time gone!

I'd like to do something special for NaNoWriMo this year. But there's no point guessing what people want.

That's why I'd like you to tell me which kind of prompts would be most useful to you. What type of prompt gets you writing, what might help you finish your NaNo novel?

Looking forward to your comments :)


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Monday, 17 June 2013

It's almost National Flash Fiction Day 2013

National Flash Fiction Day 2013 is approaching fast – only five more days! This year's anthology Scraps is out as an eBook already, the paperback version is out on the day itself, 22 June 2013.

If you want to join the fun with one of your stories, FlashFlood Magazine is open for submissions until 23:59 (BST) on Thursday. The only submission guideline is that stories must be no longer than 500 words. 

Want to submit but don't have a story yet? Well, that's what this blog is here for. Pick a writing prompt you like, or choose one at random and start writing. Don't worry too much about the story, just get the words down. Let it sit for a day, then come back, edit it to make sure you're saying what you wanted to say. Once you're happy, send it off, pick another prompt and start again.

Honeydew melon

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013