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1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More (Story Prompts for Journaling, Blogging and Beating Writer's Block Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Bryan Cohen
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Book Description

Do You Experience Writer's Block on Your Blogs, Scripts or Stories?

These 1,000 Writing Prompts Can Help You Move Forward.

When you finally have the opportunity to sit down and write, you want absolutely nothing to get in your way. In an ideal world, the ideas would flow from head to pen quickly and easily. You would have thousands of ideas at your fingertips. This idea-generating book of story prompts makes that dream a reality. With exactly one thousand prompts, 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More is truly a cure for writer's block.

These story starters cover a large range of topics, including:

  • Holidays, College, Health
  • Nature, Shakespeare, Religion
  • The American Dream, Regrets and over 40 more!

˃˃˃ What Are Readers Saying?

“This book inspires me to write more. Because of this book, there is no such thing as writer's block.” - Kay, 5-star Amazon review.

“I used these prompts as openers for a high school creative writing class I taught this summer. The kids did amazing things with them, and I will continue to use this book in the future.” - Daniel, 5-star Amazon review.

“Get this book it you want great ideas to write about and even more inspiration.” - Alicia, 5-star Amazon review.

“While they’re certainly helpful for writing, I have used the prompts for creative inspiration for other things as well - art projects, business solutions, etc. I've bought quite a few of these type of books over the years and this was definitely one of the best!” - Mary, 5-star Amazon review.

“Bryan Cohen’s prompts are pure genius in their construction.” - Deb, 5-star Amazon review.

˃˃˃ Use The Book However You Want!

These prompts help you to write from the heart so that you can relate to your audience. They work for blogs, scripts, stories, poems, essays, journaling and anything else that requires that you write with no interruptions. If you're looking to learn some writing basics, this is one of the nonfiction writing books you need for your shelf.

Put writer's block in your rear-view mirror. Scroll up and buy a copy today!

Editorial Reviews


"For anyone who ever finds themselves struggling for inspiration for a writing project, 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts could be a valuable - and reasonably priced - investment." --Nick Daws,

From the Author

Writing this book was an amazing experience, but that wasn't half as amazing as the response I've gotten from readers about it. I've received some fantastic e-mails from readers who have used the prompts for assignments at school, projects at work and just in their own short stories and novels. Since the first day I published the book, it has been a wild ride.

1,000 Creative Writing Prompts was my first book and you never forget your firsts. First sale, first comment from a reader, first review and for the first time I truly felt like a legitimate author.

I set out to write a book that would inspire thousands of people to write and share the stories they had inside. I didn't expect that one of those people would be me.

Since writing the book, I've written several books about writing, attempting to motivate as many people as possible to get past their mental blocks and become part-time or full-time writers. I'm proud of my work on this subject and I hope that you find it helpful and interesting.

Thanks for reading, now get to writing!

Bryan Cohen
Author of 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts

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  • File Size: 219 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0044DEL7C
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,009 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cohen knows what he's doing November 22, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
If you like writing, at all, whether it's just for you, for practice, or for an audience, you need to take a gander at this. The title is no joke. There really are 1000 writing prompts, and they aren't lame. Bryan did a fan-freaking-tastic job of pulling these together. You don't have to have major publishing goals to benefit from this collection of prompts, you just have to like to write.

The prompts are sorted by category or topic, and there's an index at the front to help you. Be sure to read the intro material, too.

The particularly great thing about these prompts is that they are a mix of fiction and nonfiction ideas. Some ask you to draw on memories. Some ask you to imagine yourself in new situations. Some are kind of out in left field and have nothing to do with you at all, which is useful for any writer who wants to grow.

I'll be honest - I didn't read every single prompt. Is it safe for your 9 year old homeschooling cousin who can't leave his typewriter alone? I don't know, but you could ask Bryan. A lot of the prompts would be good for younger writers, though.

Is this book full of ideas to get you started when your mind is completely blank? Absolutely. Writer's blog will be a thing of the past.
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Writing Prompts, Story Ideas, and Much, Much More October 19, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
Story inspiration can come from many places, but there are days when it's down-right impossible to find one good idea. When it comes to non-fiction writing, such as for my writers' blog, I've been known to hit bedrock at the bottom of the idea well.

That is, until today.

I received a review copy of Bryan Cohen's "1,000 Creative Writing Prompts" a few weeks ago, and I must admit I didn't have very high expectations. Regular readers of my blog know I'm not a big fan of writing prompts. Most of them are isolated exercises that, like free-writing, are designed to "prime the pump." Such exercises feel wasteful of my creative energy. I want to be able to use what I write, and that isn't always possible with the average story prompt.

Cohen's introduction immediately dispelled my doubts. It is well-written and lays the foundation for how to use his story idea questions effectively. (Very practical!) I personally found this instructive, and I've been at this for a lot of years! But I'm getting ahead of myself.

When I set out to review "1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More," instead of reading every word in this 100-page volume, I did what I expect an average reader would do -- devour the introduction and skim through the prompts until a category, sub-category, or individual prompt caught my interest.

My evaluation: Bryan Cohen's prompts are pure genius in their construction.

Please don't misunderstand. I don't mean that I liked ALL the prompts. There were many I didn't care for, but that will be true for anyone. There were subcategories, for example, that rubbed me the wrong way. Such reactions, however, should not rule out using those prompts.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1000 Prompts a Must Have December 8, 2010
By Ilse
Format:Kindle Edition
I didn't get very far in this book and I just had to stop reading...and get writing! There seems to be a prompt to fit just about any mood, or lack of writing mood, as the case most likely is. But in my opinion you don't have to have writer's block to get some use out of this book. The prompts are wonderful as free writing exercises. Just pick one each day and your warm up exercise will be an enjoyable lesson that will strengthen your skills.

The book goes into nice detail on how to make the best use of the material presented - a big thumbs up from me.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Say Goodbye to Writer's Block - For Good! October 22, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
As a writer, I've grown to hate anything that intrudes into the time I have set aside to write, including and especially writer's block. here is nothing worse than having the desire to write and to find that you are missing that essential spark or idea. I had never really considered writing prompts, mentally delegating them to the "What I Did On My Summer Vacation" pile of usefulness.

When I read through Bryan Cohen's "1,000 Creative Writing Prompts", I was more than pleasantly surprised. Not only are there prompts in areas to appeal to every writer, they're set up as questions which make them so much more usable and the outcome unique to each writer. Having questions stimulates some great brainstorming and I found myself scribbling out ideas from many of the prompts.

Whether you're pushing through the Great American Novel or have always dreamed of being a published author, this book is another sterling tool to add to your writing room. Using "1,000 Creative Writing Prompts" allows you to spend your time doing what's most important - writing - and exploring a myriad of plot possibilities in the process. Getting the words out there is the crucial first step of every great story. I know I'll be doing more of that, thanks to this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Anyone who claims that words and ideas simply flow from one's pen anytime they sit down to write is simply deluding themselves. Perhaps spinning a yarn to let others think they can write with ease when in reality inspiration is sometimes a hard thing to come by. In this book, in an effort to help writers avoid "dreaded writer's block" Bryan Cohen has come up with 1,000 prompts that might just move things along a bit. Where I see the most value in this book is for the many bloggers who need inspiration on a daily basis. Just what can I put on that blog today?

Cohen claims his "prompts are attempts to jog your memory and use your brain for all it's worth." No, he's not going to write for you, but rather encourages you to dig down deep into your memories and get those creative juices flowing. The author starts off on a positive note affirming the fact that each person, no matter what his or her attempt, is a writer. You don't think you are one? Well, not so. You need to "Write. Just write. Write as much as you can as often as you can."

If you want to be a writer put your remote aside and begin. Cohen sets many of these prompts up in the "form of a scenario with a question" and suggests you "run with an idea until you can't think of anything else and then try another one." No, this type of book is not for everyone, but rather I see it as a way to begin to write. Eventually you'll find your own voice and won't have to use prompts, but this is a good way to start. And yes, you do need to write every day, even if it is only a sentence or two. Discipline is part of the key to success as you envision if for yourself.

A few random examples:

"Craft a poem about a dog jumping into a swimming pool to keep cool.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Lists of topics
A long list of topics to stimulate ideas for writing. But not what i hoped for. I thought it would help one learn the elements of blogging, stories, etc. Read more
Published 1 month ago by E. Thie
4.0 out of 5 stars Good ideas
Well done and very helpful. Good resource for writers. Many useful writing prompts Look forward to reading more from this author
Published 1 month ago by Stella Zedalis
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great overall, but but ideas are aimed more towards younger minds.
Published 1 month ago by Sara Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for those times when you're just blocked and nothing ...
Great for those times when you're just blocked and nothing comes to mind. Take a few minutes with a writing prompt from the book and just go for something different... Read more
Published 1 month ago by LuAnn Gould
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I am a teacher looking for ideas for students. This is aimed at adults, not for kids.
Published 1 month ago by Mr.T516
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Very basic.
Published 1 month ago by georgeVF
3.0 out of 5 stars Not As Advertised
Was disappointed in this work, not at all as the title implies. Not at all Creative in content. Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where George pitches a show to the TV mogul. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Leigh Allen
3.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, but not what I was looking for.
I looked through the book and it wasn't what I was expecting. I thought it was going to give you writing style and grammar information but it actually has tiny short stories for... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tena Lock
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Published 2 months ago by Pamela Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars like it
It's full of ideas in many categories which jog my memory of events and ideas. It seems a simple thing but as most writers are aware of, sometimes nothing seems to spur one's... Read more
Published 3 months ago by paul h
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More About the Author

Bryan Cohen is the author of Ted Saves the World, the first book in a new YA sci-fi/fantasy series, and a collection of creative writing prompts books. He has written over 30 books, which have sold more than 30,000 copies.

For more info on Ted Saves the World, visit

Ted Finley will RETURN in book 2 of the TSTW series in mid-October.

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For more info on the 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts series, visit

Bryan's writing has appeared on over 100 blogs, including The Creative Penn, Helping Writers Become Authors, and

Bryan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2013, Bryan appeared on an episode of the nationally televised "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." He did just fine.

Bryan lives with his wife and their Netflix account in Chicago.


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