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LINKS: Prompts, Exercises & Idea-Generators

Best Creative Writing Exercises
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/10/best-creative-writing-exercises_n_805914.html
Ten exercises from the Huffington Post.

Creative Writing Prompts
http://www.creativewritingprompts.com
A site full of writing prompts. Just roll your mouse over the number, read the prompt and then write!

Creative Writing Prompts - Writer's Digest
http://www.writersdigest.com/prompts

Daily Writing Tips
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/writing-prompts-101/

Easy Street Prompts
http://www.easystreetprompts.com/
Prompts based on archival photos.

Fifteen Writing Exercises
http://poewar.com/fifteen-craft-exercises-for-writers/

Forward Motion Random Idea Generator
http://www.fmwriters.com/community/dc/Random_Zettercise.php
Excellent story prompts for speculative fiction writers.

Ideas4Writers.com
http://www.ideas4writers.co.uk
Though much of the information on this site is available only to paid members, the site still offers a wealth of intriguing "story starter" ideas, along with listings of anniversaries of historical events (as potential article topics). It also offers a free monthly e-mail newsletter.

Poets & Writers: The Time Is Now
http://www.pw.org/writing-prompts-exercises
Prompts for fiction and poetry.

Random Logline Generator
http://www.lifeformz.com/cgi-bin/idea/idea.fcgi
Generates random story ideas - currently set to "zombie edition," so all loglines include a zombie!

A Selection of Fiction Exercises from The 3 A.M. Epiphany
http://mysite.du.edu/~bkiteley/exercises.html

Storybase.net
http://www.storybase.net
An interesting site that describes itself as the "world's only taxonomy of essential human situations." It's an online version of a software program that enables you to drill down through various keywords to help develop plot and character ideas.

The Writer Magazine
http://www.writermag.com/writing-prompts/
A weekly writing prompt or exercise from The Writer.

Writers Resource Centre
http://poewar.com
Loads of prompts for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and skill-building.

WritingExercises.co.uk
http://writingexercises.co.uk/index.php
This site uses random generators to create exercises based on subjects, names, prompts, characters and much more.

Writing Starts/Prompts, by Heather Wright
http://www.wrightingwords.com/writing-starters/
Loads of writing prompts, ideas and story starters!
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