NANOWRIMO is here!

Happy November, y’all! You know what that means, right? It’s NANOWRIMO time!

National Novel Writing Month is your chance to write that novel you’ve always dreamed of. The organization behind the event gives you support and helps you track progress. If you’re the kind of writer who needs a bit of structure and accountability, this is for you!

So get out your notebooks and pens, or your keyboard and fingers as the case may have it, and get to writing! Who’s in?

Here are some prompts from the depths of the Internet to get you started.

Keep us updated on your progress using hashtag #IEWriteNow!

Prompts from the Interwebs

It just got humid here in Indiana, friends! To help distract you in this summer heat, here are some writing prompts, curated just for you!

A Single Life from Job, Joris & Marieke on Vimeo.

Keep writing, friends!

Prompts from the Interwebs

Y’all, I have been struggling with a stomach virus that is no joke. But in between my groans on the couch, I found these lovely gems for you. Yes, even when ill, I am thinking about writing.

When Skin Can See via Deep Look

“By focusing purely on the objects and colour palette of the film, I see the posters as providing an interesting and fresh perspective on the film’s themes and characters even for someone who has seen the film many times.”

Let us know what this inspires for you by using #inkblotprompt.

Happy Friday, friends! Have a great weekend!

Prompts from the Interwebs

The hardest part of writing is knowing where to start. Here are some ideas, fresh from the Internet, to keep you going!

How To Be Confident from Lazy Chief on Vimeo.

Let us know what this inspires for you by using #inkblotprompt!

Happy Friday, friends! Have an amazing weekend.

Prompts from the Interwebs

It is hard to be creative, to keep up a writing schedule, when the world around you is in chaos. And yet, writing is cathartic and important. To help you keep up the good work of writing, here are some prompts picked especially for you.

Every NYT front page since 1852 from Josh Begley on Vimeo.

Be kind to yourself this weekend.

Prompts from the Interwebs

Writing is hard. As Ta-Nehisi Coates said in an interview for Atlantic Video’s Creative Breakthroughs series, “It’s as though you have a certain music in your head, and trying to get that music out on the page is absolute hell. But what you have to do is give yourself a day, go back, revise, over and over and over again.”

Regardless of politics and all the other craziness consuming us right now, the Internet is still an amazing source of inspiration for writers. If you find yourself without ideas, consider these prompts, culled just for you.

Also, don’t forget to send in your short essay on love to our Modern Love challenge!

Prompts from the Interwebs

We’re more than halfway through NaNoWriMo, friends! Can you believe how fast this month has gone?

Here are some gems from the Internet to keep you writing.

Wilderness from Studiocanoe on Vimeo.

Happy weekend, everyone!

Prompts from the Interwebs

Happy Friday, friends! Let’s hope your weekend is beautiful and provides lots of time and space to write. If you’re in need of ideas, check out these hand-picked prompts to help you get started.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Prompts from the Interwebs

We’ve made it to another Friday, friends. (This one is an accomplishment for Rachel, since this was her first week back after a trip to Costa Rica. Yeah, it was as beautiful as you’re imagining. #notsorry)

To begin the weekend right, let’s explore the magic of the Internet for inspiration. It’s chock-full of stories, essays, and poems waiting to be written. Let us know how you end up using them!

Happy weekend, everyone!

Dictionary Stories: A Writing Prompt

thurstonMany writing prompts provide you with a topic, which you then brainstorm and explore through phrases of your own imagining. Today’s prompt does the opposite: it provides you with the phrases, but you must piece them together to create the topic. But where will these phrases come from? Who has such a ready supply? Don’t worry! The source is likely right on your bookshelf or saved in your browser.

Dictionary Stories are a genre of writing composed entirely out of sample sentences from—you guessed it—the dictionary. They are ingenious and often hilarious. Consider this one, titled Captain.” Continue reading “Dictionary Stories: A Writing Prompt”