Prompting Inspiration

Posted by: Rebecca.

Tuesday’s post from Bridgett was about reigniting inspiration. Everyone struggles with needing to be inspired, right?

I have an awesome (yes, I’m an 80’s kid) group of brainstorming partners, and our recent sessions have been great. I’ve got proof, notebook pages full of ideas for my WIP. However, practical application, sitting in the chair and transforming those ideas into words on the pages has been a bit slow for me.

So, I decided I needed to reignite inspiration. Spending time with the Master Artist, listing to music and reading, and having some fun with writing prompts. There are so many great websites for writers and ones based on writing prompts…here are a few I found.

1. I found this fun prompt on Reddit: “For the last time, there’s no such thing as unicorns, there’s no such thing as dragons, and there’s NO such thing as humans.”

2. Pinterest is a fun website. I even found some great writing prompts we can use in school this year.

3. Use images as prompts. Check out Flickr. You’ve heard the cliché, a picture is worth 1,000 words. Well, 1,000 words is flash fiction you could submit to a great magazine like Havok.

Here are a couple picture prompts to get you started.












Your turn to Shed Your Light below…

I invite you to stir up your creativity along with me, and respond with a story based on one of these prompts, or choose a prompt of your own. We will even post your story!

Which prompt would you like us to write about and post for you to read?

About the author:

RebeccaRebecca Bergren is a writer with the ability to redefine clichés and travel through time with the mysterious, quirky cast of her novels. Life’s lessons have also inspired her to weave a message of hope and God’s restoration power into her heartwarming screenplays and humorous short pieces.

Rebecca is a member of ACFW, MyBookTherapy, Write Now Writers’ Group, and Writing Craft Girls critique circle. She lives in Minnesota with one fabulous man, three spunky kids, and a marshmallow-eating Labrador.


About Rebecca

Novelist, screenwriter, devourer of books, homeschool mom

2 thoughts on “Prompting Inspiration

  1. blondeusk says:

    Great post! Love the pictures! Thx for sharing.

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