10 Online Resources to Break Your Writer’s Block: Random Writing Prompt Generators [Oh. That’s Good.]
I’ve been staring at the unbearable whiteness of my empty page for the last five minutes. The death march starts drumming in my head. My involuntary twitch to grab my remote control starts activating. I MUST…DO…SOMETHING.
To the GOOGLE!
I literally typed the words, “random writing prompt generator” JUST to see if they exist. And they do! Great minds think alike, they say. Mm. Hmm.
I picked out the best 10 free online resources to get your imagination percolating. If I were you I’d bookmark this for future consumption.
You’re welcome. I take my appreciation in free food, comments and cash. nomnomnom.
Plinky is owned by WordPress.com and is much more attractive than most of the others on this list. I like the simplicity and feel of it.
What’s the most impulsive thing you’ve ever done?
2. Creative Writing Prompts
Little boxes appear when you float your mouse cursor on one of the numbers. The format of the prompts vary. Some are phrases. Some are story starters, like this one.
Begin a story with, “The hallway was silent…”
3. The Writing For Children Resource Site
It’s actually a writing prompt generator for writers of children’s books. But who cares?! Many different generators on this page. Why not write a spoken word piece about (frantically clicks the generator)…
the [quiet] [guinea pig] that went [crazy].
4. Writing Fix: Home of Interactive Writing Prompts
Just one little window. And here’s what I got:
“What makes you special? Write a piece that explains three things about you that make you a VERY unique person.”
5. The Almost Totally Random Writing Exercise Generator
This one gives you a more direct “assignment” beyond just content ideas:
(write for) 10 minutes * A character you’ve never written before * vengence
6. Adam Maxwell’s Fiction Lounge
So what if the prompt I got was more about fiction with a grammatically incorrect sentence…but it DOES look intriguing and this site is much prettier than the others:
Blame was the key. I needed unlock the door and place it with someone.
7. Creativity Portal: The Imagination Prompt Generator
This simple generator gives you one prompt at a time in the form of a question. Here’s my result:
If you could have three wishes, what would they be?
8. Prompt Generator
This one is super simple. Looks like it can be used for school teachers.
Think about an event in your life that you will always remember. Write a story about what happened.
9. Seventh Sanctum
This has a great variety of prompts for different types of creative writing. I tried out the “Writing Challenge” one.
The story must have a bandit in it. The story must involve some rope at the end. A character buys a house. A character becomes wiser during the story. During the story, a character has an accient while traveling.
10. A Little Left of Logical
You get a word or phrase. Simple.