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#WritingPrompt Writers’ BLOCKbusters… Freddie Mercury

Here’s a #FirstPara writing prompt from Writers’ BLOCKbusters to get you started writing today. Select a track by Queen, perhaps ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ or ‘Killer Queen’. Imagine Freddie Mercury, and a young couple with a new baby.“He was determined the baby should be called Freddie Mercury, she preferred Fitzwilliam.“ © ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’ by Sandra Danby Want more inspiration? Try these other writing prompts:- Were the Berries Edible? Beach Moon Rocks What are ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’? I want to help you put words on the page. Those words won’t necessarily be the first line of your novel, or indeed anything to do with your novel, but they will be words to fill that intimidating blank space. And it couldn’t be quicker. Writers’ BLOCKbusters is a collection of three ebooks of writing prompts. Why are they different? Precisely because they are short, easy to use, and flexible. Designed for writers of fiction, any genre, novels, short stories, flash fiction, they are suitable for all genre of fiction precisely because each exercise is based on a subject unrelated to whatever you are struggling with. I am not looking over your shoulder. Ebooks coming in 2019 at Amazon… Writers’ BLOCKbusters: #500 FirstParas Writers’ BLOCKbusters: #500 FlashPics Writers’
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#Writingprompt Writers’ BLOCKbusters… yogurt

On a day when the words are refusing to be friendly, try an exercise using something everyday around you. This writing prompt from Writers’ BLOCKbusters uses a pot of yogurt. Go to your fridge and find a pot of yogurt: any yogurt, any flavour, bits or no bits. If you haven’t got yogurt, anything creamy will do: cream, hummus, cream cheese, fromage frais or guacamole will all work just as well. Stick your [clean] fingers into the yogurt and close your eyes. Consider the sensations, remember your first reaction. Write down that reaction and use it as the opening sentence for a piece of free writing. Just go with the flow and write what occurs to you: single words, phrases, full sentences. This writing could be used to build a new character who has a thing about yogurt – a love, or a hatred. A character without a sense of taste. Someone tasting yogurt for the first time. © ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’ by Sandra Danby Want more inspiration? Try these other writing prompts:- Music Red Sign, Pedestrians Go Berries What are ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’? I want to help you put words on the page. Those words won’t necessarily be the first line of your
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#WritingPrompt Writers’ BLOCKbusters… toothpaste

Can’t get started writing? Try today’s writing prompt from my Writers’ BLOCKbusters collection. Go to the bathroom and take your tube of toothpaste, the type or brand doesn’t matter. Squeeze a little onto your tongue. Don’t swallow or chew, just let it sit there. Now close your eyes, and concentrate on the sensation.Write one word to describe each of the following:- –          Taste –          Texture –          Smell Now run your tongue over your teeth. Write down one word to describe how your teeth feel. For each word, write a sentence including that word. The sentences will be completely unrelated to each other. Choose one sentence, and use it as the beginning for a flash fiction story of 250 words. © ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’ by Sandra Danby Want more inspiration? Try these other writing prompts:- Looking Over the Parapet These Feet Were Made for Walking Moon Rocks  What are ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’? I want to help you put words on the page. Those words won’t necessarily be the first line of your novel, or indeed anything to do with your novel, but they will be words to fill that intimidating blank space. And it couldn’t be quicker. Writers’ BLOCKbusters is a collection of three
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#WritingPrompt Writers’ BLOCKbusters… coffee

Drinking your first cup of coffee this morning? Waiting for the caffeine to kick in before you start writing? While you’re waiting, try today’s writing prompt from Writers’ BLOCKbusters. Make a cup of coffee – any coffee, anywhere, black or white. Close your eye, hold the cup to your nose, and smell. Write the first five words you think of. For each word, write a sentence. Do it quickly, don’t over-think. You should have five sentences, completely unrelated from each other. For each sentence, write a paragraph. Choose one paragraph, and use it as the basis for a flash fiction story of 500 words. © ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’ by Sandra Danby Want more inspiration? Try these other writing prompts:- Wardrobe The Meaning of Purple Between the Train Seats What are ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’? I want to help you put words on the page. Those words won’t necessarily be the first line of your novel, or indeed anything to do with your novel, but they will be words to fill that intimidating blank space. And it couldn’t be quicker. Writers’ BLOCKbusters is a collection of three ebooks of writing prompts. Why are they different? Precisely because they are short, easy to use, and flexible. Designed for
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Categories: On Writing, Writers' BLOCKbusters and Writing exercises.