Ryan Andrew Kinder has gathered more writing prompts than you shake a blank page at in his book 1001 Awesome Writing Prompts.
Writer’s digest has an entire web page dedicated to writing prompts.
The below writing prompts aren’t meant as final first lines for your work.
Instead, you can use them as a jumping off point into your work or for free writing.
Since I have more story ideas than I can possibly explore in a lifetime, please allow me to offer some to you in this post.
Pick the idea that excites you the most, and you’ll find that its momentum will conjure up a whole new story world, replete with fascinating new characters! And if that’s not enough, generate your own with the Idea Engine, or peruse these lists of scene ideas, flash fiction prompts, and writing prompts.
If you want to write more jokes, read Comedy Writing Secrets by Mel Helitzer.
If you want to inject more colour into your writing, check out The Comic Tool Box: How to Be Funny Even If You’re Not by John Vorhaus.
Discussing your current project with others not only holds you accountable for your deadlines, but it can lead to more ideas.
The more you practice getting out of writer’s block when you are in it, the less often you will struggle with it.