Writing prompts can help get your writing flowing, or so they say. I’ve seen books of them (that might be a fun one to write), seen them passed around on social media and Writers Digest even has a page dedicated to them.
I tend to like them although, I find they can pull me off track. I will spend my time on them, rather than getting my writing done for the day. A case in point is one I’ve seen floating around Facebook this week. Write the saddest story you know using only four words. That one is hard. And it’s been racing around in my head ever since I read it. It is impossible, but I can’t stop trying. It’s just fun.
It made me remember a book of writing exercises, that I love. I think I’m going to go dig up a copy of What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers by Ann Bernays. Sometimes writing should be fun.