Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Online Resource: Creative Writing Prompts Website

Creative Writing Prompts (.com) - it's a neat site.  If you're short on inspiration, go here and just role your mouse over the numbers.  Each number has a new and intriguing prompt - 346 in total.  And you can order your very own journaling kit via the links to the left.

When you visit the site, don't be fooled by first impressions.  I have to admit - after my first look at this website, I clicked away and left.  It didn't look as measured and organized as I expected from a professional site.  But then I ran across the site again on Alexa - turns out that creativewritingprompts.com receives the most traffic for the query "writing prompts" (35% of all the traffic for this query - more than the next three runners-up combined).

After this I took a second look (I actually read the prompts rather than judging the site on appearance alone).  And I must say, the prompts are quirky and dark and a bit mischievous - they're kind of prompts you most need when writer's block has your face super-glued to a blank screen.

So if you're looking for a way out of writer's block - or if you just want to have a little fun - go ahead and take a look at Creative Writing Prompts.  I'd recommend just rolling your mouse over a number at random, setting a timer for ten minutes, and then just writing your heart out to whichever gem you end up with.

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