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Writing Prompts to Stimulate Your Creativity

Sometimes we all need a little push or nudge to get our creative juices flowing in top form. I use a series of different writing exercises and prompts that I have learned through the years from college professors and other writers. Most of these have helped me to grow my writing, as well as get my creativity back into form when life has given me a left turn or two.

Banish Stress, Anxiety, and Fear

Stress can also put a clamp on your creativity. I have learned a great process to use to get rid of stress, anxiety, and fear. Free yourself whenever you want with this process. Many people have used this to help combat anxiety disorders, and many therapists and other professionals have proven in their research the benefits of this little exercise. I find it works wonders for me.

Take fifteen minutes alone and write out the worst case scenarios that you feel could or might happen from what is making you anxious, or fearful. For example, I had a fear about publishing my own writing after years of working behind the scenes.

I sat down and wrote freely for 15 minutes. When my timer chimed, alerting me to the end of my 15 minutes of writing, I deleted the writing and made a note of the date and topic I used. I found that I immediately felt a weight lift off my shoulders. Plus, I was able to concentrate and access my creativity for my current book project. The results you gain from this will last for a long time. Give it a try and banish anxiety, stress, and fear out of your life today.

One last tip: Don’t look at what you are writing. Turn off your internal editor. Just free write your thoughts and feelings without editing them.

Writing Prompts

Below are some writing prompts I use to get my creativity going when I am working, or to help me focus if I am distracted.



If you have some favorite writing prompts or tricks to stoke your creativity head on over to the forum and share it with us!

As always, happy writing.



Here is a book you might enjoy from Amazon.com.

1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More


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