Struggling to write? Are you dealing with writer’s block? Here are some writing prompts to help jog your creativity!
Word prompts and verb prompts will help your writing be more impactful and interesting. These writing prompts are great for NaNoWriMo or self published authors looking to increase their word count and sell more books.
Word writing prompts
How to use them:
- Use the words in a sentence
- Use them in a paragraph
- Use the writing prompts as a theme for a short story
How would you use roriferous in your story? What would be producing dew? What does the dew mean to your characters?
Who is the makebate in your story? Why do they always cause arguments? What would get them to mellow out? Do the arguments have a purpose, or is your makebate character just a jerk?
What lies in your character’s subungual spaces? Do they have clean nails? Or are their nails dirty and grimy? Why?
What does your character eliminate? Does getting rid of something hold a special importance to your character? Is eliminating that thing helping or hurting your character?
Which of your characters is the natural negotiator? Are they good or bad negotiators? Why do the negotiations matter?
Verb & photo writing prompts
How to use them:
- Use the verbs in a sentence to describe the scene or characters in the photo
- Use the verbs in a paragraph or short story to describe the scene or characters in the photo
How would you use spoil, dismiss and suspect in a story? Is it related to patriotism? Is one of your characters from the military?
How would you use list, match, and move in a story? Why is that person covered in smoke?
How would you use mount, consume, and thrust in a story? Whose horse is that? What will be consumed?
How would you use inhibit, place, and slam in a story? Who is getting a tattoo? What does the tattoo mean?
How would you use look, begin, and hear in a story? Who is the woman? What is she pointing at?
How would you use protest, listen, and progress in your story? Whose shoes are shown on the stairs? Where is the person going?
How would you use anticipate, get, and allow in your story? Do your characters go to this beach? Or maybe they’re on a nearby ship.
How would you use mount, descend, and love in a story? Who are the people going down the grassy path?
How would you use suppress, subject and spill in a story? How would you use the man with the newspaper on fire?