How to Come Up With Short Story Ideas, Every Day

Short Story Idea Generator

Fiction writers, does this sound familiar? “I want to write a story, but I don’t have any ideas!” YAWN. Look, I know the feeling. But you can’t use that excuse anymore. Why? Because I’m about to give you a story-generating tool that’ll leave you with no excuses. Except maybe that you have no time. I respect … Read more…

How to Turn One Word Prompts Into Cliche-Busting Poems

Turn One-Word Prompts Into Original Poems

In my earlier post on poem starters, I promised I’d write a second article on handling one word prompts. Well, here I am, being as good as my word. One word prompts abound on the Internet, from my 100 Themes challenge to the Wednesday prompts on Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog. They’re a great challenge because they force you to … Read more…

7 Poem Starters When You’re Feeling Uninspired

7 Poem Starters When You're Feeling Uninspired

Writer’s block happens to everyone, including poets. If you’re running low on inspiration, try these poem starters to get writing again! 1. Play Dictionary Roulette Take any book or dictionary, open to random page, look away and stick your finger somewhere on the page. Whatever word (or words, or image) your finger lands on — write … Read more…