Getting Past Writer's Block Do you ever get writer's block? Of course you do! This page will be dedicated to helping you get past writer's block. I have written these story starters and story prompts that you may use or copy to make into your own story! Hopefully these will help you in getting past writer's block! (If you have a story starter or story prompt to share, you are more than welcome to! Just submit your story starter or story prompt to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella When the rain starts falling, you’re the happiest person in the world! Unfortunately, your best friend doesn’t feel the same way. Write a paragraph or two in which you try to convince your friend to appreciate rainy days. Include at least three good reasons why stormy, wet, or drizzly weather can be as much fun as sunny days. -Taken from WriteShop
Cloudy with a Chance of … Marshmallows? A strange storm just swept through your town, but instead of rain, something else has dropped from the clouds and covered the ground. What is blanketing the streets and lawns of your community? Marshmallows? Ping pong balls? Pennies? Something else? Write a paragraph or more explaining how you will lead the clean-up efforts. -Taken from WriteShop
Ocean Adventure As I was walking along the beach under a full moon, I suddenly spotted something moving in the water. -Taken from Free Writing Prompts
Jolly Roger “Raise the sails! Heave to!” the burly Captain of the Dawn commanded. His face was really weather beaten from years in the sun. Though he practically looked the part of a pirate, he had a calming and joyful spirit about him.
After giving orders to the men, he strolled to his cabin. What he found there nearly made him cry out….Finish the story!
In the Alley It was dark and rainy day. The clouds were darker than I ever remember seeing them during a storm. The rain was light and drizzly. I pulled my long coat tighter around myself mainly to keep more of the rain off.
As a detective, I scanned the sidewalk before with careful eyes. My eyes suddenly caught some shadows dancing on the wall where an alley was. I carefully maneuvered to the alley to investigate. Little did I know what was about to happen…Finish the story!
The Letter to Home “Dearest Family, Thank you for your prayers for me these past few months! I think of you all every day! And miss you dreadfully! There’s some much I want to say, but my emotions are overcoming me. Where to begin? Let me begin by telling you of an event that just happened to me…. Finish the story!
Victory! The feeling was over-whelming! I won! Victory at last! After the long battle and study, I won! Thank You God! And what would I do without all those who had helped me reach my goal! Tears just flooded my eyes. Smiling and crying I receive the award. Then the unthinkable happened …. Finish the story!