It is hard to write and stay focused when there is so much noise around us. News of war, fights, and disasters are pretty overwhelming, taking our attention away from our writing activities. Sometimes, we just don’t know what to write, or we are experiencing a slowdown in our writing process.
Many of us are constantly improving our craft, and the only way to improve our writing is to write regularly. If we don’t know what to write, or if it feels like we are stuck in the writing process, good writing prompts can unlock some new ideas and stimulate all kinds of writing.
Have you tried visual writing prompts? I personally like looking at drawings or pictures to stir my imagination. So, if you love animals, let’s start with them. Do you have any idea what goes inside their heads?
“So, where are the worms? I’ve already checked all the pages.”
Write something funny about this picture.
Small but Smart
“Are we there yet? If my day gets worse than this, I’m going home.”
This guinea pig is getting bored. Continue this story.
“So, how much faster do you want me to read? I don’t even know what I’m reading.”
Continue this dialogue.
Hide and Seek
‘Hello. Where’s everybody? Are we still playing?”
Continue this story. What happened?
Follow the Leader
“This is a classic example of a blind spot.”
Explain what is going on in this picture.
Have fun writing. Till next time.
Artwork and Photograph by: Nathan May