#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’ BLOCKbusterswriting promptMake 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:-
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 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’ BLOCKbusters: #500 WordStorms

Can’t wait? Feeling uninspired today? Don’t know what to write about? Try Writers’ BLOCKbusters now at Fiverr 10 prompts for $5 = less than the price of your daily coffee and brownie.

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Today’s writing exercise involves coffee…. #writetip https://wp.me/p5gEM4-v4 via @SandraDanby 


    • Sorry about that, perhaps instead of coffee try it with a cup of tea made with lemon juice, grated fresh ginger and a spoonful of honey. If it doesn’t get you started writing, it might help you to feel better!

        • I’ve just done this little exercise and what fun! I’ve got my 5 words, my 5 sentences and my 1st paragraph. It’s incredibly effective and one that everyone should try! Look out for my first sentence in a blog post in the very near future… Thank you Sandra. Like you say, the perfect escuse to sit down and take 5 😉


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