10 Writing Ideas to Inspire You During Quarantine

Hello dear readers, I have an idea I came up with for Top 10 Tuesday this week. Being stuck at home all day might be sucking your creative juices dry, so I came up with a few ideas that might get that brain working again.

I’ve had a few creative slumps during the quarantine myself, and reading other people’s works and looking for writing prompts or ideas has helped me get the creative juices flowing again.

So, because a lot of us are locked up in our homes and have more than enough time to write, maybe these ideas will be the next inspiration for your bestselling book!

If that does happen, let me know in the comments or follow me on social media because I’d love to read that piece!
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1 Write a Three Sentence Novel

2 – Write A Personal Narrative – Big or Small

3 – Try Writing A Poem

4 – Write a Letter to the Editor – In your local newspaper

5 – Write a review of something you wouldn’t normally cover

6 – Write a How-To-Guide on Something You’re Good at

7 – If you have a camera, try a photo essay.

8 – Even if you can’t dry, try making a comic strip

9 – Revise and Edit old pieces

10 – Write a Recipe for the dish you’re best at cooking

Type it Out Tuesday: Creating Your Protagonist

One of the biggest struggles with creating a new story, is developing the characters, mainly the protagonists.

They are the central part of your story of course, so it is important to develop meaningful characters that you can base your story off of.

If you needed some help with creating your protagonist, or even an important side character, check out a few of these websites below.

They’ve got a lot of good ideas and tips to help you get the wheels rolling.

Hope they help!

8 Character Development Exercises

How to Create a Successful Protagonist

How to Build a Character

How to Create Authentic and Powerful Fictional Characters

Type it Out Tuesday: June 4

Everyone needs a bit of creative inspiration now and then. There’s no shame in admitting it.

Maybe you want to write a romance book. Those are always popular. Boy meets girl, boy meets boy, girl meets alien life form she believed to be human. Love knows no bounds

Well I’ve got 5 solid romantic writing prompts for you, some a bit bizarre, some probably a bit cliche.

Hope you enjoy!

Write a story about a road trip between two old friends that turns into something more.

A duo of very inept wingmen.

You’re at a party when you spot a ex. Quick, you urgently have to pretend to be dating the nearest person, who happens to be very attractive.

In biblical times, men had many wives and most marriages were arranged. Use time travel to develop a story that depicts how love, romance, and marriage have changed throughout the centuries.

They say love is blind, and it makes people do strange things. Write about a character who is blinded by love or who does strange or dangerous things for the object of his or her desire.

Type It Out Tuesday: May 28

I found this picture today, and thought it would be a great writing prompt. It’s pretty funny if you ask me, and I think a lot of people would like it as well.

As always, I’d love to see what you guys make of this.

Type it Out Tuesday: Six Word Stories for April 2

Hey everyone! I have a few more six word stories for everyone, and they’re gooooooood but might make you sad.

Hope you enjoy!

Brought roses home, keys didn’t fit.

Goodbye mission control. Thanks for trying.

Introduced myself to mother again today.

 

Type it Out Tuesday: March 12

Today you’re going to get an extra special treat. I’ve got two different writing prompts for you.

“All humans beings have absolute control over what they do and do not remember.

When combing through some historical documents, you realise that, ten years ago, there were three days of history which every single human beiong in the world chose to forget.”

I really like the idea of the first one. With all the potential for conspiracy theories I think people can do a lot with it.

“You’re a local healer, a good one, and your people love you. But you do not truly heal wounds, merely transfer them… 

The people of the valley below know you under a different name. 

I like the idea of this one too. I think it could be a good start to a fantasy short story or short novel.

As always, I would love to hear any ideas you have with these ones. I’d love to read anything you make of them or talk with you about any ideas of how you’d make these stories go.

Let me know in the comments!

Type it Out Tuesday: March 5

This week I’m gonna take a step away from the typical Type It Out Tuesday’s writing prompt and give you a six word story, that hopefully inspires you to write some six word stories of your own.

“Passengers, this isn’t your captain speaking.”

“Dad left; a flag came back.”

“When you died, Christmas died too.”

Hope you enjoy!

I’d love to hear some 6 word stories you create in the comments.