For those days when you’re scraping the bottom of your idea bin, here’s a supply depot. Check out, then bookmark these sites for a wealth of writing ideas (for fiction, non-fiction, blogs and poems). They’re just a mouse-click away.
- Creative Writing Prompts (hover your mouse over any number and a box with prompt inside displays).
A whole slew of Generators from The Writer’s Den:
- First Line Generator and more
- From Writer’s Digest Creative Writing Prompts
Where Do Writers Find Their Ideas?
Ten authors answer the question, ‘Where do your ideas come from?’
Sample:”My standard answer is “I don’t know where they come from, but I know where they come to, they come to my desk.” If I’m not there, they go away again, so you’ve got to sit and think” – Philip Pullman, English writer
Where do Ideas Come From – Rod Serling
From Poets and Writers E-newsletter
6 thoughts on “Writing ideas warehouse”
You are the most un-shy violet I know.
Oh Jean, is that un-shy part good or bad? Hope you check out some of these lists. It’s writing prompts unending! (Or maybe you’re one of those people who is full of inspiration on your own…)
I am one of the juggling care-taker types balancing family and writing!
Prompts have enabled me to post over 200 poems on my blog.
If you have time, check out :
or, if you want to see the illustrator in me, go to:
PS Because of your blog, I ordered “Come to Me” and it’s been inspiring my latest poems.
I checked your blog, Jeanne, and I see how prolific you’ve been! I enjoyed your poems. And glad you’re getting inspiration from Come to Me. It’s a great book, isn’t it?
The book showed me how my life, too, is about finding the lost and abandoned .
The physical descriptions put me in touch and will remain fresh.
PS Love this little box all for me
“The book showed me how my life, too, is about finding the lost and abandoned…” – That’s beautiful Jeanne! I love how inspiration and insight come from expected and unexpected places. Keep reading and sharing yours…