Thoughts and Inspiration for Creative Writers

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Wednesday Writing Prompt

Posted on | November 18, 2009 | No Comments

Sometimes the hardest part of writing is just getting started. As an editor, but also a writer myself, I recognize this. So this post marks the first of a weekly Wednesday Writing Prompt—a thought, opening sentence, image—that you can use to start getting words on the page.

Give yourself 10 minutes to do the prompt. Force yourself not to think. Let whatever words that want to come out, come out. And who knows? At the end of those 10 minutes, you might just want to keep going. Or you might have discovered something you can use for some of your other work. Or you might have generated nothing memorable at all. The point is simply…WRITE.

Today’s Prompt
Use this phrase as a starting sentence:
“I opened the door and a stranger stood there, dressed in…”

Even though I may not be able to reply to all of them, I’d love to read what you come up with. Leave your writing as comments (please limit to <250 words!)  For your privacy, I’m happy to respond to you via e-mail. Let me know what you would prefer!


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