Sometimes when I sit down to write, I need a little bit help to get those creative juices flowing. Journaling helps, but what I often use to kickstart my writing are writing prompts. I have quite a few books with prompts that’ve helped me when I’ve felt uninspired to write.
Here are some of my favorties!
The Write-Brain by Bonnie Neubauer
This is one of my absolute favorites. It has so many different prompts and a very creative setup for you to write in the book. That way you can choose to fill it out as a sort of notebook, or you can take the ideas of the prompts and start writing digitally.
But this one has helped me out so many times when I’ve been feeling a bit stuck.
A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words by Philip Sexton
This is also one that I frequently use. In this one you’ll find 110 image-driven story prompts.
I like to just flip the book open on a random page and use whatever picture that comes up and start writing what comes to mind when I look at it. Very effective and easy!
The Five-Minute Writer by Margret Geraghty
This one has been a big help for me several times. Really quick and easy writing exercises.
I even borrowed this to one of my best friends who’s studying Norwegian at the moment and needed some help to get into writing again, so that writing assignments wouldn’t feel so overwhelming and hard to get started on.
From what I’ve heard, she’s really enjoying it so far!
Let me know if you have any favorites of your own when it comes to books with writing exercises and prompts!