Writing Prompts

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Released writing prompts are often used as assessment tools. In some cases, they are used within the school system to test the progress of the students. They might be used as admission tests for certain colleges.… Keep reading »

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Inspired Writer

You know you want to write, and you have an idea about what you want to say but you are having trouble getting started. All freelance writers have times when no matter how hard they try, the words simply won't come easily. Whether you are having a hard time on a new project or have struggled with writer's block for some time, LoveToKnow is here to help.

Use Prompts to Start Writing

Using your own experiences can be a way to get your creative juices flowing when you feel stuck. Use specific prompts that will help you with your creative writing efforts. Whether it's short stories, novels, plays or poetry, the tips will help move your writing forward. For example, focus on your character and write a profile of who they are, what their motivations are, and what it would be like to meet them.

Help Kids Learn to Write

Since not all writers are adults, LoveToKnow offers suggestions for how to get youngsters to start expressing themselves with words. Teaching children to start writing by asking questions can be a powerful tool to helping them find their voice. Released writing is often used with young students and in college applications, although it is also an excellent technique for professional writers who work on features, biographies and memoirs.

Prompts for Specific Genres

Perhaps you work on a specific type of writing that you need some help with. Use suggestions to help you express yourself specific to your genre, whether it's mysteries, poetry, short stories or even erotica. Writers who focus on narratives will find something here, too.

Photographic Prompts

Another useful tool is finding photographs to get your creative juices flowing. You can use photos you find on the Internet or use ones from our free resource slideshow. Describing photos, regardless of the subject matter, is an excellent way to practice and hone your writing skills. Or take a photograph and speculate about what is going on or use it to imagine a scenario based on your own life to write about.

Write for Yourself

One way to improve your writing, as well as to deal with day-to-day stress, is keeping a personal journal. Tackle a topic each day about you, such as how you overcame a challenge or your top 10 future goals. Or use simple topics right in front of you, like describing the weather.

Develop Your Writing

Getting started as a writer can be tough when you're new to your craft. Take heart knowing that seasoned writers can get writer's block too. Using prompts is a time-tested way to facilitate your thought process and starting putting words on paper -- or your computer screen!

Writing Prompts