Fun writing prompts to help your muse

Are you suffering from a bad case of writer’s block?  

Has your muse deserted you in the middle of a story? Do your hands hover over your keyboard but don’t want to press down?

Don’t worry you’re not alone.

At some stage all writers lack inspiration and motivation. Sometimes just a few prompts can help the creative juices flow again, and wouldn’t we all rather be a waterfall than a dripping  tap. 

Try  these:

  • Sunrises – how do they make you feel?
  • Children’s giggles – why are they so happy?
  • A stray dog comes to your door – what is his story?
  • A young man glances at a woman across a road. There’s  instant chemistry but as he steps towards her a car comes his way – what happens next?
  • A  bowl  of  warm porridge sits on a table. A child sits down – what happens next?
  • Something  magical  appears when a door is opened – what is it?
  • A gorilla breaks out of the zoo – how does he feel about freedom?
  • The characters of your novel come alive – what are they doing now?

Let me know about any good prompts you’ve discovered lately.


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I am the marketing Publicist for Zeus Publications. I am a novel, short story and article writer as well as wife, mother and friend. I have
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2 Responses to Fun writing prompts to help your muse

  1. Debbie says:

    I think that you might also enjoy all the journaling prompts at

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