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A book for writers in need of inspiration or idea-generation.
on November 4, 2013
I am a bit of a prompt snob. There... I admitted it. Oh sure it is fine to occasionally use simple little prompts that may or may not spur fits of writing (and I know I've been guilty of dishing some of those out) but I wouldn't want to buy a whole book of them. This book, on the other hand, is filled with so many great prompts, you could generate material to keep you writing for years. There is a depth in the prompts that make you think in layers. These prompts are thorough and solid. No fluff. There are prompts that stir memories and prompts that make you want to research and learn more about a topic. And there are prompts specific to an event or a date, but not in a way that makes you roll your eyes and want to skip the page. Some of the prompts give you extra credit for digging deeper. I am torn because I want to read all of the prompts straight through, but as soon as I start reading them, I want to put the book down and start writing.
Even if poetry *isn't* your genre, you will find this book helpful. If you write fiction, flash fiction, memoir, non-fiction, screenplays, essays or just write in a journal (or create in an art journal), you will find this book helpful. It is all about generating lots and lots of ideas. And it is a great value. Three hundred and sixty-six prompts (yes, even one for leap year) for less than $.04 a day (in paperback), and you will most likely use the book over and over so eventually it is like getting it for free. :)
I am hopeful that they are working on a second volume.