Prompt Posted!

Time for a brand new creative writing exercise meant to inspire a story. Think of the prompt as a starting point and fill in the blanks. To make things more interesting change locations at least once.

Write about a practically minded person hiding on a sidewalk.

Again, let your imagination run wild. If you dare, you can also find us on twitter, as @wrimuse.

Exercise to Tackle!

Get creative with a story prompt for you to interpret. Start with what the prompt gives you and choose a path from there. Also, write it as a letter.

Write about a scorned lover encountering a monster with someone innocent in tow.

Personalize it and keep in mind that it’s all about experimenting. If you like this prompt share what you got out of this writing prompt.

Exercise to Hone Your Skills On

Here comes a new creative writing prompt to train your writing on. Find a common thread in the prompt and choose a path from there. For an additional restraint, introduce an important prop into the scene.

Write about someone with ulterior motives hatching a plan during a natural disaster.

Personalize it and just use whatever works for you in the prompt. If you thought this was interesting, please leave a comment with your feedback.

Wrimuse Studio is Coming

I am happy to share a bit more information about the work-in-progress that is Wrimuse Studio. Put succinctly, it is a desktop app that lets you generate, write, save and export writing exercises. It all comes back to the name and goal of being a writer’s muse.

Wrimuse Studio will be for Windows in its first release. It is currently in alpha testing, while the algorithms are being tweaked, more data is added, and a few non-prompt generators are included as well.

At the time of writing, Wrimuse Studio is fully capable of generating 4 different types of writing prompt: the “full prompt” presents you with a character perfoming an action in a specific location, and asks that you build on that setup. The “keyword” prompt gives you 3 keywords, that should be the focus for your writing, the “photo prompt” shows a photograph with a 2-word caption, and finally, the “essay prompt” suggests a debatable topic to write about.

Besides the writing prompts, the character generator is also working, and can help inspire or challenge your writing by adding a new character for your story.

Stay tuned for more updates on the progress of Wrimuse Studio. If you want to be notified about the release and major updates to this, you can join the email list