One of the questions that people ask me all the time is how I get my writing ideas, whether it’s for here at MomCrunch or my personal blog. I’m lucky that writing copy for a living has greased the wheels, so to speak, and most of the time topics come to me pretty easily. But not always, of course (ask any of my friends whom I moan to, “I don’t know what to write about today!”).
But because I’m teaching a writing workshop for bloggers this weekend I’ve been thinking about and researching writing prompts, and I thought I’d share some of the really great ones I’ve found from around the web. Ready?
From Dresden of Creating Motherhood comes this lovely idea: What do you imagine the name of your Grandmother’s blog would be and what would she write about?
From Kathy at Mama Kat Is Losing It: What would the truth have done? Write about a time when honesty was NOT the best policy.
From Jessica at a Kick In The Blog: Who are you today? Is it who you thought you’d be?
From Elena at Ciao Mom: Think of a time you hated writing. What was it about the writing that made it so awful?
From Amy at AmyOscar.com: In 400 words, talk about things you love that light you up.
From the Eclecticsix blog: Who inspires you to be a better blogger? Has there been someone who’s mentored you and helped you become the blogger you are today? Is there a website out there that you strive to be like one day? Share your inspirations!
From Babble’s own Catherine at Her Bad Mother via the defunct Mommy Blogs Toronto: How does (does?) blogging empower women?
From Heather of Home to Heather: What made you start blogging? Why did you decide to open up a slice of cyberspace and put your name on it? Tell us what your purpose was back then – is it the same today or have you changed focus?
From Megan at Everlasting Present (this is actually a memory keeper prompt, but I think it’s a good writing prompt as well): What do you dream about? Do you ever find yourself daydreaming during the day?