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IDEAS + CHALLENGES + PRACTICE

When I was teaching high school creative writing, I constantly heard, “I can’t figure out what to write about.” It is difficult for some people to realize the wealth of ideas that surround them. Some days find me sitting at my desk wondering what to write about.

Here are some places to mine ideas for your writing.

 

CHECK OUT WRITING PROMPTS

 

I have subscribed to one website that sends me four writing prompts each day of the work week.

I also type “writing prompts” into the Google search bar which brings up more than enough sites that post writing prompts for me to choose from.

 

CHECK OUT “WRITE IN THIS BOOK” BOOKS

 

For some reason I am drawn to books that challenge you to complete a page each day.

Wreck This Journal 

The Write-Brain Workbook: 366 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing

The Writer’s Lab

The Writer’s Adventure

The Writer’s Workout

 

SOURCES ABOUND AROUND YOU

 

Television documentaries, television shows, the news, magazines, pictures – check these out and create your own spin on them.

 

Where do you find your ideas? Share with me in the comments below.

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