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The Amazing Story Generator: Creates Thousands of Writing Prompts Spiral-bound – August 15, 2012
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The Amazing Story Generator is a fun book to use to help think of a new writing idea. As someone who has had writer's block more times than I can remember, this is book I am very happy to have and use to kick writer's block to the curb. I only wish I had this book for the past ten years.
There are three sections you can flip through to find a creative writing project idea. You can do it with your eyes closed for a surprise, or you can flip through it to find something that inspires you. There is no right or wrong way to do it.
Examples of writing prompts I flipped to:
* Ignoring the advice of friends, the world's tallest woman gets trapped inside a popular TV show.
* On New Year's Eve, an unsuccessful comedian is transported to another galaxy.
* A thousand years from now, a North Korean scientist leads the charge against a zombie army.
Overall, I think this is a very helpful and creative tool for writers, artists, and anyone who wants to be creative. It is especially useful for those with any form of writer's block. I highly recommend it.
* Thank you to the publisher of The Amazing Story Generator, Chronicle Books, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
I showed him the book when he got home from school and he got such a kick out of the story ideas that I decided to send our book to school with him to give to his teacher as an end-of-year gift to use next year with her students in the same fashion, and we purchased another one for use at home.
The book is very well-made, well-constructed, and well-thought-out. The prompts are funny without being overly comical, and although I did have to explain to my 8-year-old what a "nudist camp" was (that was in one of the prompts), I haven't come across anything that would be considered off-color or adults-only. I'm not sure I'd recommend this for a professional novelist, but for people who like banging out some fun short stories or for people who are looking to get in to writing and expand their personal supply of prompts, it's a lot of fun. :)
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As a teacher teaching story writing, this is a fun tool to inspire students. I can see how it can be a tool for adult learners as well.Published 3 days ago by matthew
Before you buy this, I think it's important to know what you're getting. The best advice I can give you in that regard is to look at the sample images at the top of this product... Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Salsbury
The leader of my writing group introduced us to this book in a recent meeting, and we laughed aloud at many of the prompts ("Seeking a simpler life, a sassy nun steals a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Keanan Brand
I use this with my creative writing students (middle school) and they love it. They flip through forever trying to find different ideas. It's a very fun tool.Published 3 months ago by History Fan
I have used this book for short short stories (under 100 words) with good results.Published 4 months ago by J. R. Davis
Cute idea. It was recommended by the leader of a writing workshop that I'm taking......I haven't yet seen that the book offers me much, but I'll keep using it during the program,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gay F. Gilbert
Bought this as a gift for my writer sister. She was really excited to use it and said she already had gotten story ideas that same evening.Published 5 months ago by notashamed87
So much fun in this for kids and grownups, a great way to get involved in the age old practice of telling a story.Published 6 months ago by Caryn S.