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Three Creative Writing Prompts

Each new day offers a brand-new opportunity to challenge ourselves and to learn something new.


It’s for this reason that we like to challenge writers from all over, every now and again, to think outside-of-the-box and hone their writing skills.


Creative writing is an outlet that many writers use in order to refine their craft, learn something new, break through writer’s block and get their creative juices flowing.


In this Dorrance blog, we want to share with you three creative writing prompts to get your mind moving in the right mindset to write your book:


  1. Pretend that Google Maps and other GPS tools no longer exist and the only way that you can give directions to your house is through your detailed description. You’ll want to describe certain landmarks, the way the road curves and other descriptions that will clearly help the person navigate from point A to point B.
  2. Imagine that you’ve just overheard a conversation at the train station. Create a journal entry that details the exchange and add what you think could happen because of that conversation. If you want to up the ante even more, pretend that you’re a detective and you’re listening in on a conversation that could potentially crack the case. What are they saying? How will you proceed?
  3. In this writing prompt, pretend that you are standing at the edge of a mountain top. How do you feel? What are you seeing? What are you thinking? Do you feel exhilarated? Are you at ease? This prompt will allow you to tap into your core emotions. Channel that moment in time and let your creativity take control.


To become a better writer, you have to practice your craft every single day in some way, shape or form. Because we know that it can be hard to come up with topics to write about, we hope that you’ll use our three creative writing prompts to get you started.


When using these prompts, put yourself in that moment, tap into your emotions and let your imagination take control!


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