March 8, 2010

Writer’s Block and Story Starters

Posted by at 9:05 am in Writing Prompt | Permalink

Writingprompt_writersblock Writer's block. The bane of writers everywhere. It's when you want to write, but just can't. You have nothing to say and the words you write just aren't good. What do you do when that happens? You can come here and see if any of our (totally awesome) Writing Prompt Posts inspire you.

But what can I, the Writing Prompt Post author, do when I get writer's block? I can't read my own writing prompts. Luckily, I have a hidden weapon for just this situation. The Story Starter!

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The Story Starter is a machine full of mix-and-match story ideas. And since I was stuck this week, I figured I'd see what it came up with. If any of the story starters inspire you, leave your story in the comments.

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If you don't like any of the options it gave me, try it yourself and see what you get. Just remember to leave the prompt with your story in the comments.

image from kids.scholastic.com —Carly H., STACKS Staffer

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  1. yellowfuzz5

    I tried this thing out and it is super fun! Here are some of the things I got:
    ”Write a folk tale about a jittery Canada goose who gets lost in the Amazon” and ”Write a brief biography of a depressed lawyer who finds a talking frog”. I also got ”Write a funny story about a young inventor who tries to break a guiness world record”.
    This thing is super awsome! I don’t think I’ll ever get writer’s block again! :D

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