I originally had prompts Here: from an older Post. It's getting kind of hard to find that, and my mind is needing prompts for this month. So I'm refreshing it, and deleting the ones I've done so I can start again in December.
I found this: http://selfpublishingteam.com/105-author-blog-prompts/
It actually has prompts for blogs. A lot of them. I won't be using any of the self publishing ones because I'm not yet going that route.
Reading and Writing Blog Prompts
- Share a profile of one of your readers. Who are they? How did they find your work? Here It Is!!
- Give an example of a paragraph of your work before and after editing.
- Interview a fellow author.
- Choose a character of yours to represent each of the four seasons.
- Add on to or update an old post with new info.
- Which author’s career are you most jealous of? Why?
- From where have your recently drawn writing inspiration?
- What book are you reading? How did you choose it?
- Profile one of your characters.
- Create a list of favourite posts from your blog (old posts tend to drown in the abyss).
- Have a weekend writing retreat and detail the experience.
- What character would you most like to be stuck in an elevator with?
- Create a dinner menu, drawing inspiration from your work.
- Do a “running diary” of a writing process (outlining, designing, marketing, etc).
Creative Writing Prompts
- “Her coffee cup slipped right out of her hand and smashed into a thousand pieces on the kitchen floor…” Finally Did One!!!
- “A knock on the door in the middle of the night never means good news…”
- Rewrite a book scene from a different character’s perspective.
- “They sat shoulder to shoulder on the beach, willing the sunset to last just one second longer…”
- “She dragged the box out of the attic, put the record on and felt everything from crashing forward from her memory…”
- “He was sprinting at full speed, briefcase banging against his thigh as he ran, but the bus pulled away, leaving him alone in the rain…”
- “She never let herself believe in anything so foolish, but this time, something about it—she just couldn’t quite shake the thought that it just might be real….”
- Write a post from a character’s perspective.
- “He saw her just as she stepped from the train platform into the car and without a second thought, he abandoned his plans and followed her steps…”
- “They sat across the table from each other, waiting for the world to come crashing down on both of them…”
- Rewrite a movie scene from a novel perspective.
- “She wasn’t sure what might have happened that night if the sprinklers hadn’t come on at the last second—but a part of her wanted to know how it might have turned out…”
- “His friends told him he was crazy, as did his family and even his girlfriend, but that was only because they didn’t know the whole story…”
- Rewrite a scene from your book as a different genre.
Marketing/Social Media/Reviews/Blogs/Design Prompts
- Check out the keywords visitors are using to find your site — you might find a post idea!
- If you had 5 minutes with Mark Zuckerburg what would you tell him to improve on Facebook?
- Share 3 blogs you love to read.
- Post a picture of a book cover you liked and talk about what you love about it.
- Share 10 people on Twitter you’d recommend following and why.
- What do you hate the most about doing your own marketing?
- Link to a blog or news article you recently read and share your take on the topic.
- Give your blog a mission statement.
- Post a book sales report for the past month.
- Share 3 marketing ideas that worked for you and 2 that didn’t.
- Offer companion book club materials for free download.
- Give ideas for a book party centred around your book! Share activities, recipes, discussion questions, etc.
- Release a special eBook edition of your book or offer a special limited-time discount.
- Respond to another blogger’s post, offering additional info or a counterpoint.
- Respond to criticisms you’ve received of your genre or your work, in particular.
- Create a soundtrack for your book. Be sure to share links to purchase the songs!
- Gather links to favourite posts you’ve read this past week.
- Write a “What’s New” post to share upcoming projects. What are you working on?
- Interview a reader. What did they like about your book? Would they share it with others?
- Encourage reader participation by hosting a read-along of your work. Each week, post a new assignment and discussion questions.
- Feature your favourite reviews of your work. "
- Your day in detail (I've already done this with the other prompts, but I'm sure my daily routine will change by the time I do it again.)
- 5 things from your bucket list
- Your favourite thing to do right now.
- The weather
- Something unusual
- Someone you miss
- Someone you've always wanted to meet
- Relationship to food
- Something that excites you and fills you with joy
- Something that you regret not doing in the last year.
- 5 things you're passionate about.
- Goals for next month
- What made your day special?
- Something you could never get tired of doing.
- How you envision your life to be.
- What do you want?
- Daily Routine
Update: More Creative Prompts: From: http://thewritepractice.com/prompts-break/
1.He cut the car’s engine with a bloody, trembling hand and stopped his breath to listen for pursuers, but his pounding heart left him deaf to anything else that could be lurking in the night.
2.She smelled roses as soon as she walked into the candle lit room and saw him lying on the bed naked except for a single rose he wore on his genitals.
3.“Not all men are dogs,” he grinned, “but in my case, woof.”
4. They were too late.
5.She held the aluminum bat like a torch with her head held high as she made her way toward the office parking lot. She could feel her coworkers’ eyes staring down at her from their 9-to-5 prison cells. She smiled to more than just herself, but to the realization that she was no longer like them. She had broken free and now she was going to break something else. She just hoped it was the only thing that made her ex-boss happy and that it was parked in its usual spot.
UPDATE AGAIN (August 13)
These came from: http://www.carrieelle.com/2013/01/writing-prompts.html