Each week I will be posting a creative writing prompt of some variety. For this week’s creative writing prompt I’m whomping you with several writing resources. This way, how does the saying go? Give a person a fish…but teach them how to fish…Along that route I thought it would be fun to make a list of all of the writing prompt books I have on my shelves. These books will give you the opportunity to find thousands of ideas for writing.
List of Writing Prompt Books
Before I share my list of creative writing prompt books, I must tell you something. Some of the books that I own I confess to never using. That’s only because I haven’t had a chance to, yet. Prompting is great when you don’t have anything to write about. My problem is that I tend to have too many ideas in my head. But that’s far from the only time when you should use writing prompts as they will break your mind from writing about the same old, same old. Using prompts, you get a chance to write off the beaten path on topics you’d never cross otherwise. So here goes, a list of the books I found on my bookshelf:
- 642 Things to Write About
- My Future Listography: All I Hope to Do in Lists
- 712 More Things to Draw
- The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class
- Writing from the Senses: 59 Exercises to Ignite Creativity and Revitalize Your Writing
- The Creative Writer’s Notebook: A Creative Journal for Fiction Writers
- 500 Writing Prompts
- The Writer’s Daily Companion: 365 Inspirations and Writing Tips
- Every Day: A Five-Year Memory Book
- The Writer’s Idea Book
- The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
Some of these books are actual writing prompt books. Others are ways to give yourself a daily dose of ideas and inspiration that can lead to your own writing prompts.
Using Writing Prompts
A good rule of thumb is to use a writing prompt at least once a week to do some creative writing. This will help you break free of projects and client work so you can free write. You never know, you just might hook onto a topic that will lead to grand notions, maybe your next book. Think of writing prompts as your weekly source of writing meditation. Use them in conjunction with writing web content and writing fiction stories that’ve come to you in other ways.
Do you have any writing prompt books that you wish writers would read? Share your ideas in the comments.