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WRITING IDEAS THAT CHALLENGE

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WRITING IDEAS

Writing ideas that challenge are strong suggestions that force you to focus and aid the development of your work.  They can take the form of questions or commands. These writing ideas are deliberately intended to narrow the imaginative field to something specific.

Placing such limits clears the mind of variables and forces the writer to concentrate and focus their ideas. In other words they put constraints in place and this frees the mind.

 WRITING IDEAS THAT CHALLENGE

  • Write about a dinner between a couple on the eve of their divorce.

  • Write the dialogue between former lovers who have not seen each other for ten years.

  •  Write a day in the life of your least favourite person.

  • Write the end of the world from the point of view of a young fisherman.

  • Write what you would find if you were on a trip to an undiscovered planet.

  • Write about a feud.

  • Write about a bounced cheque.

  • Write about being sacked.

  • Write about flowers.

  • Write about weather.

  • Write about a place you have never been but would love to visit.

  • Write a story set in a bingo hall.

  • Write a story set in a graveyard.

  • Write about a bus that goes missing.

  • Write about being in hiding.

  • Write about winning something.

  • Write about mental cruelty.

  • Write about an imaginary friend.

If you would like to try other creative writing ideas or prompts there are lots for you to try within the site. Why not start with one of these:

Narrative Writing Prompts

Story starters

Using Story Endings As Story Starters 

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2 Responses to WRITING IDEAS THAT CHALLENGE

  1. sandie June 3, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    Thank you so much for all the information and photos on your site, they are all very inspirational. I wish you a speedy recovery if you have not already and I look forward to seeing more in your creative writing corner.
    kind regards,

    sandie

    • Grace June 5, 2013 at 8:44 am #

      Thanks so much Sandie, it is lovely to hear from you. I am on well the way to recovery now – just in the time for the sunshine!
      All the best

      Grace

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