Wednesday, June 11, 2008
You know me and my love of writer's prompts. Some people see writer's prompts as a way to break through writer's block, and certainly they are good for that. But they are also a way to stretch your writing muscles and try something different, to break out of your rut. Via Akelamalu, a visitor here, I heard about something called "Wordzzles".
Wordzzles seem to be a cross between a word puzzle and a writer's prompt. Basically you are given a list of words or phrases, and it's up to you to write a coherent paragraph or story using those words. There is at least one site out there that gives you the prompts, called Raven's Nest. After you've tried your hand, you can post your paragraph on Raven's site to share with the world, as well as see how others have written to the same idea. Great fun!
PS - the picture is from the Haunted House at Natural Bridge, Virginia. It's the way I feel when I haven't written anything for a long time! You can click on it for a larger view.