#WritingPrompt Writers’ BLOCKbusters… The Queen

Here’s a FlashPic writing prompt from Writers’ BLOCKbusters to get you started writing today. Study the photograph, then use the sentence below as the beginning of a new short story. writing prompt “The light went on in the small window on the third floor, seven windows from the right, and he knew the Queen was awake. Same time as usual…”
© ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’ by Sandra Danby

Want more inspiration? Try these other writing prompts:-
Freddie Mercury
Beware, Danger from High Tides Beyond

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:
Do you sometimes wake up in the middle of the night? So does the Queen #writetip http://wp.me/p2ZHJe-Dt via @SandraDanby 


  1. This is a great writing prompt – funny that I’m also eagerly awaiting the first episode of Downton Abbey’s Season 4 this Sunday night . . .

    Love that the person observing that the Queen is waking up is OUTSIDE (…small window on the third floor, seven windows from the right…) and that he/she knows the routine.

    • Yes, there’s always something interesting about being outside looking in, seeing secrets I guess that the person inside thinks are hidden. Potent territory for the writer! SD