Multcolib Research Picks: Creative writing prompts

The Writer's Idea Book
The Writer's Idea Book How to Develop Great Ideas for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, & Screenplays By Heffron, Jack (Book - 2012 ) 808.02 H461w 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:800 prompts and exercises to generate your idea and help it take form. For writers of all genres.

Write Starts
Write Starts Prompts, Quotes, and Exercises to Jumpstart your Creativity By Bennett, Hal Zina (Book - 2010 ) 808.042076 B4716w 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fifty rich exercises taking a variety of approaches, including using tarot cards, developing characters, writing alternate realities, using the senses, self-criticism, writing from the point of view of an animal... -

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words
A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words Image-driven Story Prompts and Exercises for Writers By Sexton, Phillip (Book - 2007 ) 808.02 S518p 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Each writing prompt is paired with an intriguing photo.

Writing Open the Mind
Writing Open the Mind Tapping the Subconscious to Free the Writing and the Writer By Couturier, Andy (Book - 2005 ) 808.02 C872w 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Playful, inventive exercises focused on accessing the subconscious and sparking imagination.

The Writer's Book of Matches
The Writer's Book of Matches 1,001 Prompts to Ignite your Fiction (Book - 2005 ) 808.3 W9547 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fiction prompts taking several different approaches, including situations, dialogue, and points-of-view.

Ordinary Genius
Ordinary Genius A Guide for the Poet Within By Addonizio, Kim (Book - 2009 ) 808.1 A227o 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Each chapter, focusing on a different aspect of poetry, includes an exercise. Addonizio writes with warmth, support, and humor.

Steering the Craft
Steering the Craft Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew By Le Guin, Ursula K. (Book - 1998 ) 808.02 L521s 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:Ursula Le Guin’s writing guide includes writing exercises as well as discussion of the craft of writing prose.

The 4 A.m. Breakthrough
The 4 A.m. Breakthrough Unconventional Writing Exercises That Transform your Fiction By Kiteley, Brian (Book - 2008 ) 808.3 K62f 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Engaging fiction prompts to jump you into a situation.

Old Friend From Far Away
Old Friend From Far Away The Practice of Writing Memoir By Goldberg, Natalie (Book - 2007 ) 808.06692 G618o 2007 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 10 copies

Annotation:This guidebook for beginning and following through with the practice of writing memoir includes many thoughtful prompts for enriching your story.

Writing Without the Muse
Writing Without the Muse 50 Beginning Exercises for the Creative Writer By Joselow, Beth (Book - 1995 ) 808.02 J825w 1995 Available in some locations

Annotation:Accessible, fun prompts accompanied by sample exercises.

The Teachers & Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms
The Teachers & Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms (Book - 2000 ) 808.1 T253 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Sometimes constraining your writing, as in a particular poetic form, can be good for sparking imagination.

Writing your Rhythm
Writing your Rhythm Using Nature, Culture, Form and Myth By Thiel, Diane (Book - 2001 ) 808.042 T431w 2001 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:This book relates the act of writing to our understanding of nature, the way culture shapes expression, form itself, and the enduring role myths play in creativity. Each chapter contains prompts and exercises for writing poetry.

Kicking in the Wall
Kicking in the Wall A Year of Writing Exercises, Prompts, and Quotes to Help You Break Through your Blocks and Reach your Writing Goals By Abercrombie, Barbara (Book - 2013 ) 808.3 A144k 2013 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Quotes from famous writers inspire each day's five-minute exercise.

The Writer's Path
The Writer's Path A Guidebook for your Creative Journey : Exercises, Essays, and Examples By Walton, Todd (Book - 2000 ) 808.02 W241w 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:While the different chapters address elements of writing, you can jump into this book at any point to try an exercise and read examples. Includes exercises for group and classroom work.

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Books and resources containing writing exercises and prompts for creative writers. Sometimes the most difficult aspect of writing is just putting words on the page, and these offer some good ways to get your pen moving. - Phoebe W.

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