Finding the right one can feel kind like being Goldilocks looking for the "just right." And when you know what you want, usually you find every thing opposite first! For instance, yesterday I wanted specific writing prompts to get me reaquainted with my current characters after an absence. Eventually I found a couple of ideas.
These are from Eliza's Writing Jug, http://www.writingjug.com/2010/03/creative-writing-prompts.html:
#39. You have a most unexpected visit. The good guy and the bad guy in your story come to visit. Neither is pleased with the role you have given them. Put yourself in their shoes and try to imagine what they would have to say. Try to convince them you made the best choice for them.
#41. Write an interview with your [favorite] character.
Are these too broad in scope or not really seem like writing prompts at all? Maybe but that's the thing about writing prompts; they are meant to fit what need, when you need it. Sometimes you don't even know what that is until you come across it.
Other interesting sites for writing prompts include these:
- This one has hundreds of VISUAL prompts in pictures and videos. Easy Street Prompts:
- These include plot twists for the writer that has a soft spot for fairy tales:
Creative Juices Books/Writing Prompts: http://www.creativejuicesbooks.com/writing-prompts.html
Writing Prompt 8: Rewrite a Fairy Tale
Fairy Tale Writing Prompts
100 Fairy Tales - Prompts
- This one has single word and short phrase prompts. Too short? You might be surprised.
365 Writing Prompts for Creative Writing Inspiration: http://hubpages.com/hub/writing-prompts-for-creative-writing-inspiration