Writing Prompts/Exercises & Tips
Useful for any writer at any level, whether they have 10 minutes or 10 hours, to start a new project. Also an ideal tool for writing groups. With a combination of six first-person, six second-person, six third-person and three non-specific point of view starts per week, there are plenty to choose from. Beginning at ‘Day 1’ this book has been designed to be started at any time of the year, and regardless of whether the sentences are used in order or not. With a choice of three per day a writer can select one, two or all and see where it leads them.
Workbook 1: with a combination of six first-person, six second-person, six third-person and three non-specific point of view starts per week, there are plenty to choose from. Beginning at ‘Day 1’ this book has been designed to be started at any time of the year, and regardless of whether the sentences are used in order or not. With a choice of three per day a writer can select one, two or all and see where it leads them.
Workbook 2: with a choice of three sets per day a writer can select one, two or all three, to include in their story or poem, and see where it leads them.
Workbook 3: features over a thousand random prompts, three per day, with writing tips at the end of each week to motivate and inspire, providing kick-starts to avoid the dreaded ‘writer’s block’.
Workbook 4: this time there are 1,000+ (1,095 actually) components comprising: two jobs/names, a character trait, location, object and dilemma each day!
Workbook 5: like workbook 1, this workbook offers a choice of 1,095 sentence starts with tips at the end of each week. In case of a leap year, you get an extra three in this volume!
Reviews & Recommendations
A great tool to kick-start your writing journey!
“With three-sentence starts for each day there is definitely going to be something there to grab your attention!
It’s not just sentence starters though, there are tips to help you write from different points of view. Fabulous POV explanations are provided as well as tips in the use of tenses in writing.
I really enjoy using tools like this for myself and also with some of the groups I run at work (using writing as a means of exploring self advocacy and confidence building). They are a great tool for people of all abilities and make for a really inclusive facilitator method.”
Want to stop the white pages of nothingness? Here are enough starts to get you going.
“Looking at a white page, the brightness reflecting the blankness in your mind?
Reach for this book, find today and start playing with the words offered. Write them out and look. There, your page isn’t blank, the whiteness has learned to hold type. You have started so now you only need to keep going. Let the prompt words frolic in your mind, see where a prompt can take you.
Each week you get a useful tip too. This is a lovely example of an author helping others to overcome white page paralysis.”
These volumes should be embellished, combined, re-titled and re-packaged for a wider market
“This book does it for you. The sets of words are set out in groups of seven; in other words, a week at a time, with a writing tip based around one of the week’s words.
For writers, it can be an essential nudge in the right/write direction and, as such, its value shouldn’t be underestimated.
The author undersells the book, though. As a former English teacher, what I would have given for a book like this – caught short of a lesson plan, too exhausted to think of anything, just get the kids writing – I would have grabbed this eagerly.”
A useful resource
“This is a fantastic book. The book is easy to follow, with three prompts for everyday and you can do just one, two or all of them.
What I like is that the prompts are designed to test you. You have to vary your writing preferences and try something new, I tend to always write in the third person, and thanks to this book I am now experimenting with different passages, different perspectives and this helps me to look at writing in a new light.
I also love the weekly tips, I learned a lot from reading these. It is interesting information that just adds to a writer’s arsenal. Thoroughly recommended for writers of any level.”
A handy tool for any writer
“The writing tips were probably my favourite part of the book. Some of them were ones that were not news to me, but some really made me think, and a lot of them will provide a very useful checklist in the process of editing my current WIP, so much so that I am going to summarise them in an editing reference document. For a small volume, this definitely packs a big punch.
This is a great little workbook for any writer who sometimes needs a little push to get the pen to the page, or for anyone who wants an odd thought or sentence from a third party that might spark that new creative connection in their brain that leads to a great piece of writing. A useful tool to have in your writer’s toolbox.”
This book will keep me going with lots of story ideas for quite some time!
“After reading only a few prompts, my mind is buzzing with lots of story ideas already. Morgen uses a few words to kickstart ideas, leaving the rest up to your imagination which is how it should be – I don’t want to re-write another author’s work and ideas – I just need a little help to create “original” ones.
As a newbie writer I liked the intro that Morgen gave on first, second, third person perspectives, past and present tenses and how they can all be used to mix-and-match for even more new ideas. I also liked the “tip of the week” which helps to keep you on the right track and avoid new-writer mistakes.”