I take the time to journal before I switch to fiction mode. I journal to get rid of the lingering thoughts in my head before I do work. Because of that, I don't want to write down what I ate for breakfast (using every sensory detail I can). I don't want to write about the most vivid dream that I've had within the last five years. I don't want to write about my mailman and what he does over the weekend. What I really want is to jump-start my imagination. I want a writing prompt to challenge me to come up with something worth reading. Make me connect the unconnectable. I want to play seven degrees of separation. I want to play with my reader's emotions.
After scouring the vast wastelands of the Internet, I have compiled a list of my favorites and have every intention of posting my favorites here so that I can savor their flavor for years to come and share them with you. I bet you're salivating at the thought of these tasty morsels of writing inspiration, aren't you? Can you taste the bacon? I should trademark that question as my catch phrase. What do you think?
Instructions for Maintaining a Successful Dictatorship in the 21st Century
Ready, set, go!
Note: Since I don't remember where I got this prompt from. If I took it from your site and you would like credit, send me a message and I will link your site to this post.