Writing Prompt; Real-life Inspiration

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Suffering from writer’s block? Use some odd bits of real-life conversations you’ve overheard to inspire and jump-start your muse. Here are a few one-liners to stimulate your creativity:

1. “I just don’t understand how it happened but it did.”

2. “I felt like the lollipop was going to kill me.”

3. “He was always nice until he ran his neighbor over with his car…”

4. “The lights were so bright, I started to cry!”

Whenever you’re suffering from a bad case of writer’s block, try to stop focusing on the block and, instead, shift your attention to your surroundings. What’s being said around you? Take it and write! Just remember that the feeling of writer’s block is temporary.

Creativity is to writers what fuel is to cars; sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration to refuel and get back into drive.

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  1. shuna

    I often find a good way to get writing is to open a book you don’t know and picking the start of a chapter or a paragraph as your prompt. Another is to take that line and write a sentence with the first letter of the line as your starting point. The next sentence will start with the next letter in the alphabet. I struggle with creativity and writer’s block a lot and I find these help.

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