• 20 Writing Prompts from Scientist Quotes
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    20 Writing Prompts from Scientist Quotes

    Scientists say some pretty amazing things. Whether they are talking about science or not, they have a special way of looking at the world and communicating their ideas to others. Next time you set out to write a story, try using one of these scientist quotes as your prompt. I hadn’t been aware that there were doors closed to me until I started knocking on them.Gertrude B. Elion   The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.Carl Sagan   It is not only the living who are killed in war.Isaac Asimov   We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.Steven…

  • 20 Writing Prompts to Beat Writer's Block
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    20 Writing Prompts to Beat Writer’s Block

    Writer’s block hits us all at some point. It can seem impossible to move forward and throwing out the project and starting over often feels like the only logical solution. But sometimes all you need is a little prodding, someone to ask questions that get the wheels turning again. Below are 20 writing prompts to beat writer’s block. 1) What is something your character doesn’t know about  character but should? How would this information change their actions? 2) What is something your character has never done before and might consider trying? 3) What is the last thing you want your character to do now? What if s/he did it anyway?…

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    10 Writing Prompts from Greek Mythology

    Not sure what you want to write your next story about? Need some inspiration to add life to a current project? Ever thought about using writing prompts from Greek mythology? Storytelling has been around since there have been people with language. Humans need to experience their world through stories and through connections to others. These are stories that have been around for thousands of years, which means there is something compelling about them. Getting your writing inspiration from Greek Mythology can be a fun way to revitalize your own storytelling methods. The Greeks had some pretty amazing stories. Even Shakespeare was influenced by Greek mythology. Romeo and Juliet is an…

  • Inspiration

    A Lost Tomb Makes Magical Writing Inspiration

    Welcome to another writing inspiration post. I hope you enjoyed last week’s inspiration and story. That may have been the hardest story I’ve ever written. And I’ll be honest, there are still things about it I would like to change. This is why I started this blog, to make sure that I keep deadlines and get the work done. Then do more work! I’ll get better with practice. Maybe I’ll get inspired to make another horror-ish story at some point, but probably not too soon. In any case, I am excited about the writing inspiration and story for this week. I got some fun ideas while reading and can’t wait…

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    Sunken Ships, Lost Crews, and Writing Inspiration

    montereydiver on Visualhunt / CC BY It’s time to get inspired again! If you missed last week’s writing inspiration, fell free to go read about some cool Greek history or skip to the story I based on it. I had a lot of fun writing that story. It’s been too long since I finished a story and even longer since I shared one with anybody. It feels good to get my work out again. I hope it added something to your day too. Now, for this week’s article. The Article For this week’s writing inspiration, I read an article from Archaeology.org called “Franklin’s Last Voyage” by Allan Woods. It is…

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    From Greek Grave to Story Inspiration

    For this post, I read an article with the express purpose of finding story inspiration. Usually, it just happens as I go along whether I want it to or not. First, I will summarize the article for you but please read it for yourself here. Then, I will tell you how this article prompted my creative wheels. I studied Ancient Greek history for my graduate studies. I was constantly coming up with story ideas during classes and as I researched my thesis. So I decided to use something about Greek archaeology for my first inspiration post. I found “This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the…