#WritingPrompt Writers’ BLOCKbusters… grassy

Grass… green, mown, scent, brown, long, short… Try this WORDstorm writing prompt from Writers’ BLOCKbusters to help you put the first word on the page today. Look at the three words below and, without thinking, write the next words that come into your mind.

writing prompt

photo @SandraDanby

Write until you can think of no more words, you may have 10 words or 50. Allow the words to come into your mind without prompting, they will seem unrelated to each other.

Now use these words as inspiration to move you onwards. You should find that your mind has taken you way beyond the subject of ‘grassy’ and that you write about a completely different subject.
© ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’ by Sandra Danby

Want more inspiration? Try these other writing prompts:-
Green Apples
Plastic Bag

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.

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
Grassy/Yonder/Children: today’s WORDstorm, a brainstorm with words to inspire your writing #writetip https://wp.me/p5gEM4-Ec via @SandraDanby 


  1. Tricky task, Sandra. My mind is programmed to craft a story – instead of simply writing down words I associate with the shown ones. 😉

    • Me too, but If I’m having a really difficult day putting any word down I do find these exercises help my sluggish brain to work. Usually they don’t lead to a new story and need not be based on something I’m working on. I guess it’s the writing equivalent of stretching a few muscles before jogging. 🙂 SD

      • This is a great exercise, Sandra. My grey matter needs to focus on something else to return to what it is trained for. 😉
        I’ll keep looking for these exercises. They really help. 🙂