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Writing Prompts to Get You Started #24

Maybe you have absolutely no idea where to start but have always wanted to try being a writer. Maybe you want to write the great American novel or you thought you'd write a poem about hidden life of a grain of sand. Maybe you just need a little inspiration to get you started or you find yourself just a little stuck. Maybe you find yourself trying to break out of your comfort zone or mix things up at work. Whatever your reason for landing here, practicing a little creativity can impact your life in ways you didn't expect.

But let's be honest. Creativity is a muscle and it needs exercise to work properly. That's where this series comes in. With any luck, this series will get your creative juices flowing and get you thinking in ways you hadn't before. A new prompt will appear once or twice a week. It's up to you what you do with it.

Oh, and remember our Summer Reading Programs end Saturday and with it, our Community-Written Stories, at least for the season. It's time to get those Beanstack entries filled in and the notebooks back so you can be counted and we can share what everyone wrote. This isn't the end, only a beginning!


Writing Prompt for August 17th, 2021:

Time travel is a popular trope in writing. From the stories in which people go back to undo horrible (or in comedy, minor) mistakes/events, to being trapped in a loop, to being unwittingly tossed through time and space, discovering all of time and space are bending in on itself, to becoming completely unstuck by time, the list of concepts goes on and on.

What would your time traveling story look like?

So here is your prompt for the weekend:

Write a piece that features the following line: “I learned to stop time traveling today. I was doing it just to hurt myself.”

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