You have writer’s block.
You want to work on your novel, your short story, or your latest poem, but there is just no gas in the tank to make that happen.
When it comes to writing prompts, it’s hard to find the happy medium between having enough to spark an idea versus having so much, there’s no room for creativity left. However, depending on how deep you are in writer’s block, you might want something more specific.
Everyone has a different style and approach to how they interact with and interpret writing prompts.
Some of these writing prompts are from…
I was in desperate need of a space opera after reading a lot of fantasy. As much as I love both genres, I needed a little sci-fi palette cleanser. After months of seeing it recommended on Audible, I picked up Black Sheep, the first book of Rachel Aukes’ Flight of the Javelin series.
The scenario hooked me from the start. The crew is cycling between cryosleep cycles to make an agonizingly long journey through space to find a planet to colonize. …
“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” — Cesar Chavez
Ambition is the cornerstone of my personality. It serves as the foundation to my career, my personal development, and my desire to become a happier, well-rounded person. But like everything else in life, it’s something I strive to keep in check. …
As a writer studying Integrated Digital Media, I come to most projects with an agenda in mind. How can I integrate the written word with digital media in new, exciting ways? How can I create visualizations or experiences that relate to the written word somehow?
I really do believe that combining the written word with digital media might just be the key to getting people to read more, to engage with valuable stories more often. …
In the past few weeks, my social calendar took a hit in favor of focusing on final projects. I’m wrapping up my first year of grad school. After spending three long application cycles trying to find the right grad school, working hard on what I create is a very big priority for me.
Nevertheless, with one class done, another almost done, and just one big project left to conquer, I took a step into VRChat again. Back in March, I had a pretty ridiculous tale of fail in VRChat, so I wanted to give it a whirl again and iron…
“My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action.”
― Shannon Alder
In the unlikely setting of a community college, gen ed history class, I got some of the best life advice I’ve ever had. My professor was an older gentleman who served in the army before walking the path of academia and becoming a professor. …
“Kinetic typography can be seen as a vehicle for adding some of the properties of film to that of text.”
— Johnny C. Lee, Jodi Forlizzi, Scott E. Hudson
When I started my grad school journey in the Integrated Digital Media program at New York University, I said that I was interested in visual storytelling. That interest remains true and I was really excited to learn motion graphics with a focus on putting type in motion as a part of my Visual Design course this spring. I’ve been chronicling my progress in my A Designer’s Diary publication throughout the semester.
I’m starting to make decent headway on my first kinetic typography project, but I still have a ways to go. This week, I got into the nitty-gritty of really bringing my storyboard to life with transition animations
When figuring out my accent text, I initially just used different colors of Rick and Beth’s respective fonts. However, this was just a simple way to create contrast and I didn’t really think about the thematic value of the contrast formatting. …
“And every demon wants his pound of flesh
But I like to keep some things to myself
I like to keep my issues strong
It’s always darkest before the dawn”
—Florence + the Machine
This song, Shake It Out, has been one of my anthems for bad days, jobs, and relationships for the past 7 years. I’ve scream sung it on my way to work, poised to be demeaned by sexist and sociopathic men. I’ve cried the words as I told myself I would someday be able to get away from my enmeshed, codependent family.
Hoping for better was how…
At the beginning of this semester in grad school, when I started keeping track of my virtual social calendar, I decided to establish a monthly Catan night with my friends who are also into board games. Even though we can’t physically get together to play without significant effort and planning put into quarantining, it’s still pleasantly reassuring to have that date on the calendar when we get together to play, voice chat, and have a good time.
Writer and poet from Neptune. Instructional designer in NYC. Grad student at @NYUTandon studying Integrated Digital Media.