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Coming up with a writing prompt for Writing Prompt Wednesdays can sometimes be as difficult as writing a story. Some days I know exactly what prompts inspire me. Other times I find myself struggling even for ideas. Today I decided to do another 3 random words writing prompt.
Da Prompt: One story that uses all three words.
Da Words: Barista, Slug, Medieval Castle
Da Wordcount: 5000
Writers are frequently asked the question “Where do you get your ideas?” The question is a hard one to answer because we all find our inspiration in different places. Some people need to be given prompts, little snippets of ideas to spark their imaginations.
With that in mind, I am posting Writing Prompt Wednesdays. The goal is to inspire writers with exercises meant to train their skills and fire up the creative juices. There are rules. Most prompts will have associated word counts or style instructions. These are not meant to restrict the writer, but give the writer a chance to explore different ways of writing.
If you are an author in search of that one juicy idea, I hope these posts help. If you have ideas for writing prompts, please let me know.
1) Anything goes so long as you stick to the spirit of the prompt.
2) I ask that if you do publish something based on one of my prompts, that you post the good news (and the link) in the comments of the prompt that inspired your success. You want other people to help you celebrate, right?