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3-Word Writing Prompts: A Great Way To Break Through Writer’s Block | Writer’s Relief

Writer’s block can stifle your creativity in more than one way. Sometimes, you reach a point in your writing where you feel stuck—you simply can’t figure out what happens next or how to end a story or poem. Other times, you’ve finished the piece you’ve been working on and can’t think of something new to start. And staring at a blank page (or computer screen) only seems to make things worse!

Writer’s Relief has a great way to sprinkle some seeds of inspiration and break through writer’s block. Try a 3-word writing prompt!

We’ve created a list of random adjectives, nouns, and verbs. Pick one word from each column. You can read straight across, or choose any combination. For example, the first, fifth, and seventh word in each list: accidental; snail; boast. Use the words and some freewriting to see what new ideas might sprout!

Create Your Own 3-Word Writing Prompt

Adjectives:

accidental

giant

spotty

boundless

thoughtful

barbarous

languid

chunky

dizzy

unsightly

Nouns:

afterthought

downtown

observation

beginner

snail

coal

car

wind

airport

insurance

 

Verbs:

invent

whisper

scare

trouble

bang

turn

boast

sin

deceive

force

For more inspiration, you can also experiment with this random noun generator.

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Question: Which three words did you choose to use as a writing prompt?

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