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- Publication Date: June 6, 2017
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Bookshelf Q. Battler's Big Book of Badass Writing Prompts: 101 Scintillating Scenarios to Stimulate Your Cranial Excretions Kindle Edition
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I've brainstormed three plot ideas and several character sketches thanks to what this book's prompts sparked in my mind -- thank you to Bookshelf Q. Battler -- you don't get that kind of results from measly little tweet prompts that are more like "look at me tweet" versus useful. I like how this book takes prompts to a whole new level, and I love how it sneakily accomplishes the goal. I mean, the point of writing prompts is to make you think and brainstorm something. With this book, you laugh out loud, and then, little bits of it bob around the brain before morphing into ideas.
I find the author's style refreshing. I like that it's off the hook and challenges the creative muscle. The author likens it to a workout and structures the book like one with warm up, workout, and cool down phases, which I found creative. The closing thoughts from the author at the end are also a cool pep talk. I'm keeping this book in my "writer's block begone" toolbox.
Do not attempt using this book if you lack a sense of humor because you just won't appreciate what it offers! But if you're down for some laughs and open to flexing your creative muscle, I would highly recommend it.
Be forewarned: this is one of those "something to offend everyone" books. I'm not even sure why he wrote it. (I'm also not certain if I should be using the male pronoun. The book is that cryptic.)
But, after reading about 1/4 of it (that's where I am, so far), I went online to see the related website. I followed a few links, and discovered some great writing tips & inspiration.
So, unless there's something perfectly awful in the rest of this book, I'm comfortable recommending it. It's weird. It's quirky. It's highly original, and more than a little geeky. And, it makes a few good points about writing.
However, if you're looking for writing prompts you can actually USE, this probably isn't the best book for that. I doubt that you can get a single story from any of the 101+ prompts... unless you're the kind of person who reads this review and mutters, "Challenge accepted."
Read this book for entertainment. Figure that any inspiring ideas are a bonus.