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Thursday Thirteen # 26 – 13 creative writing prompts to fuel your imagination.


Use these prompts to create stories, poems and generate creative content for your blog.

1. Imagine your life is now a book blurb. In 100 words or less, tell us why we should buy your book.
2. Write about the “fickle finger of fate.”
3. In 200 words describe a hot day.
4. Write about a task, job or chore you dislike.
5. List 15 simple pleasures. Pick one and write about it.
6. Write about a memory related to a holiday.

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7. What is your greatest fear?
8. Write about a habit that’s hard to break.
9. Write about what you do on a rainy day in 250 words or less.
10. List 9 good reasons to break off an engagement or call off a wedding.
11. List 10 things you would buy with your last $20.
12. Come up with 10 reasons you should skip bathing this week.
13. Write from the point of view of a freshly scrubbed floor.

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This is my first time at your blog. Nice prompts. Just like the others, I will really save it and write about it in my next posts.Hope you won't mind. Actually, I also posted in my TT 13 titles that I am working on.

I'm saving those, thank you!

ALWAYS looking for more ideas...thanks for making my "job" easier :) !

These are great! I'm so glad you stopped by because I haven't visited you in a while, either.

Do you mind if I invite you to check out (and participate if you want) a new writing community meme thing I'm hosting?


Oh wow, what a great list of prompts! Great ways to jump start the imagination, prime the old Word Pump.

I'm happy you enjoyed my interview, and I'm so excited you want me to interview you! I'll percolate and try to come up with some really good questions for you! I'll email you with them when they are ready. :)

Big hugs to you, my friend!

XINE: I am so excited, I can't wait to see what you come up with. Thanks for taking the time, much appreciated!

Do we get extra credit if we take one on? I like the life blurb challenge and may need to think more about it. I also might try writing from the perspective of the floor.

XINE: If you take on any of the challenges, let me know and I'll feature them on chicken-scratch. I think it's a great idea!

Wow. I just subscribed to this feed about 5-10 mins ago. I am a prompt freak & you practically saved my life here! Thanks.

Oooooo, I del.icio.us tagged this to help jump start me later. Plus, I'm going to pass it on to a friend. Great list!

Happy TT!

Okay, I have to do 13. I can't help myself now. :)

It reminds me of an exercise I did in an English class way back. The instructor crumpled a piece of paper and asked us to tell the story. I might have to share my story for that paper on my blog sometime soon.

Thanks for the prompts.

Happy Thursday


I'm always looking for prompts, so, thank you! My TT post is up here if you want to check it out.
Happy TT!

Wow..I can try some of these..

Great list! I'm bookmarking it to come back to when I need something to get the juices flowing again. Thanks!

Happy TT.

What a great TT! I'll have to try a few of these.
Thanks :)

What a cool TT, Xine. These definitely light a spark, and I'll definitely apply these. =) As always thanks, visiting with you is such a joy!!! HUGS!!!

I will so be using some of these. Thanks! Happy TT!

Those are excellent prompts. I immediately got to thinking what a blurb of my life would look like...though I'm not too sure any words I could use would persuade anyone to buy it! :) Also I can't think of 10 things that I could buy with $20! Can I make it $50??

I like all of these.

These are great. I just might have to use a few of them sometime. Happy TT!

Those are cool prompts, Xine. Thanks! Happy TT!

thanks for getting my brain working...

Lots of food for thought there.