Weekly Writing Prompts #10


When it comes down to it, the books we love are just strings of letters that happen to be placed in just the right order that something beautiful is formed. If we took a part out it wouldn't be the same.

This writing prompt depends on that randomness of words and sentences that make up an entire novel. Follow these steps for a truly unique writing experience:

Grab the nearest book

It doesn't matter what it is, even a dictionary, and the more random the better!

Writing prompts are one of the best ways to kick start your creativity. Image Credit: Dan Taylr Photography, Creative Commons.
Writing prompts are one of the best ways to kick start your creativity.
Image Credit: Dan Taylr Photography, Creative Commons.
Flip to a page

Don't change the page if you don't like the look of it, just stick to it and embrace whatever comes next.

Count down 3 lines

Use this sentence (or part thereof) to start you off.

Why?

The beauty of this exercise is that you can change it up each time you do it. Change the book. Change the line number. Pick a specific page to turn to.

The possibilities are endless, which is exactly why we love writing!

Don't forget to check out the rest of our writing prompts for even more creative challenges.

Kyra Thomsen

Kyra is a writer and editor from Wollongong. She works full-time as a content writer while reading on the train and drafting short fiction stories in her spare time. Kyra won the 2012 Questions Writing Prize and has been published in Kindling, Seizure Online, Space Place & Culture and Tide. She enjoys admiring her bookshelves, watching cheesy shows on Netflix, and browsing her Tumblr. You can learn more about Kyra's previous publications, plus find fortnightly posts, on her website: kyrathomsen.com.

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