Writing Bursts

Need to give your writing a kickstart?

Here are some sites: Where do you find them?

There are plenty of sources for writing burst prompts.

The Writers’ Book of Matches, by Writers’ Digest Books, is a collection of “1,001 prompts to ignite your fiction”.

The Pocket Muse: Ideas and Inspirations for Writing has some similar exercises, as well as photo prompts to help spark your writing.


Famous quotes can work well, so long as they’re short.

Phrases or lines from a story you’ve read that inspire you are also good starting points.