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Writing Prompts to Get You Started #38

Welcome to the place that is dedicated to getting you writing (again?). 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. Throughout the summer, we posted a couple of prompts every week. We cut back a little during the school year but will attempt to post at least one prompt a month. If you are interested in more, not only are there prompt sites online, we also have a prompt booklet you can get from us and enough creative people on staff to maybe come up with an idea you can run with if you come in and ask.


Everyone dreams. Not everyone remembers their dreams. And some of those that do ascribe meanings to symbology and reactions within dreams that might not otherwise be apparent. It can be a foreshadowing of events to come, seep into the waking world, provide comment on hidden aspects of character, serve as a warning to individuals against current behavior, the list goes on and on.

That being said, it can also be used poorly. Starting you off down a path only to retcon everything (the way Disney did to any Star Wars stories and films not of the original three when they took over) can leave a seriously bad taste in a reader's mouth. So handle with care.

If you were suddenly given the ability to create a single dream and give it to someone, what would it be and to whom would you give it?

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