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The Final Booklet: 100 Horror Writing Prompts

10-horrorWell, that’s all she wrote. For now, anyway.

I’ve published my final creative writing prompts booklet: 100 Horror Writing Prompts (Fiction Ideas Vol. 10). Writing these booklets has been an incredibly fun and inspiring challenge. Not only have I learned more about these 10 fiction genres, I’ve also pushed myself creatively and have been deeply humbled by all those writers who I’ve helped along the way.

If you’re looking for a little spooky inspiration for the season (or the upcoming NaNoWriMo), grab a copy on Amazon. It’s FREE through Halloween (October 31).

You can read the full description below. Happy writing!


Do you want to write a bone-chilling horror story? This booklet contains 100 writing prompts to help spark your inspiration.

Do you feel that novel burning inside you but are unsure where to begin?
Are you an established horror author looking for a fresh new idea?

If you’re ready to stop staring at the blank page and start writing NOW, 100 Horror Writing Prompts is the booklet for you. There’s no fluff and no wasted words – just 100 fiction prompts to get you back to what you do best: writing.

100 Horror Writing Prompts is packed with character- and story-focused prompts to jumpstart your fiction writing. Each prompt has been carefully designed to address the motifs of horror fiction – from terrifying creatures to spooky haunted houses to bloody death scenes.

Inside, you’ll find prompts on the following subgenres:

1. Creepy Kids
2. Dark Fantasy
3. Dark Mystery
4. Fabulist
5. Hauntings
6. Monsters
7. Occult
8. Psychological Horror
9. Quiet Horror
10. Splatter

Each section contains 10 thought-provoking prompts. Practice them in order, or dive right into to what inspires you most. You’ve already wasted enough energy on writer’s block. It’s time to get started on your next great horror story.

Make your readers afraid of the dark. Buy 100 Horror Writing Prompts today.

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Out Now: 100 Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Writing Prompts

EDIT: This free promotion has ended. However, you can still download 100 Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Writing Prompts for its regular price ($0.99) by clicking here.

I’m back from my post-book launch hiatus with … a booklet launch! Despite September being a crazy month, I’ve still written and published 100 Mystery, Thriller and Suspense Writing Prompts (Fiction Ideas Vol. 9).

You can download your copy for FREE on Amazon through October 4.

These genres presented a particular challenge. Given that they have similar themes and motifs, and that their subgenres so often overlap, I really had to push myself to create original, clearly defined prompts for each section. However, I think I’ve succeeded!

With this booklet published, there’s just one genre left in the series. If you don’t already know what it is, I’ll give you a hint: there’s a reason I’ve saved it for October!

You can read the description of 100 Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Writing Prompts below. Then, make sure to grab your copy before it goes up to full price ($0.99).


9-mystery-thriller-suspenseDo you want to write a twisting mystery or heart-racing thriller? This booklet contains 100 writing prompts to help you get started.

Do you have a suspense tale burning inside you but feel trapped by writer’s block?
Are you an established author looking for fresh, new ideas?

If you’re ready to stop staring at the blank page and start writing NOW, 100 Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Writing Prompts is the booklet for you. There’s no fluff and no wasted words – just 100 fiction prompts to get you back to what you do best: writing.

100 Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Writing Prompts is packed with character- and story-focused prompts to jumpstart your fiction. The prompts have been carefully designed to address the various motifs of these stories – from clever sleuths to fast-paced action to intricate conspiracies.

Inside, you’ll find prompts related to the following subgenres:

1. Cozy Mystery
2. Financial
3. International
4. Legal
5. Medical
6. Military
7. Paranormal
8. Political
9. Psychological
10. Technothriller

Each section contains 10 thought-provoking prompts. Practice them in order, or dive right into to what inspires you most. You’ve already wasted enough energy on writer’s block. It’s time to craft your next riveting tale.

Uncover the words that have eluded you. Download 100 Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Writing Prompts today.


SAMPLE PROMPTS

Cozy Mystery
A statue of the town’s founder (who happens to be your character’s ancestor) is vandalized. The police quickly brush it off as teenage mischief. However, your character recognizes something in the evidence that makes her think the crime is personal. Does her family have any old rivalries or enemies? What family secrets might her investigation uncover? What other crimes could the vandal commit to prove your character’s suspicions?

Legal
A lawyer wins her client’s case. He is declared innocent, despite being guilty of a serious crime. Although freed and unable to be re-tried, the client fears the lawyer will expose the truth about his guilt and bring him harm another way. He begins stalking the lawyer to ensure her silence and perhaps turns violent in his paranoia. How does the lawyer react to his harassment? Does she feel guilty about setting him free? Can she prevent him from committing a worse crime against her?

 

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100 Crime Fiction Writing Prompts is FREE on Amazon!

7 Crime

EDIT: The free promotion has ended, but you can still buy the booklet for $0.99 today.

I’m well over halfway through my creative writing prompts booklets now — only three more genres to go!

This month’s volume is 100 Crime Fiction Writing Prompts and it’s ready to help you write a thrilling crime novel or story.

Read the description below for more, then grab your FREE copy on Amazon (now through Saturday)!

And after you’ve soaked up some inspiration, don’t forget to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads.


Do you want to write a gripping crime novel? This booklet contains 100 writing prompts to help you get started.

Do you have a thrilling tale burning inside you but feel trapped by writer’s block?
Are you an established author looking for fresh, new ideas?

If you’re ready to stop staring at the blank page and start writing NOW, 100 Crime Fiction Writing Prompts is the booklet for you. There’s no fluff and no wasted words – just 100 fiction prompts to get you back to what you do best: writing.

100 Crime Fiction Writing Prompts is packed with character- and story-focused prompts to jumpstart your fiction. The prompts have been carefully designed to address the various motifs of crime stories – from twisting mysteries to clever sleuths to diabolical murderers.

Inside, you’ll find prompts related to the following subgenres:

1. (Hardboiled) Detective
2. Heist & Theft
3. Kidnapping
4. Murder
5. Noir
6. Occult
7. Organized Crime
8. Police Procedural
9. Serial Killer
10. Vigilante Justice

Each section contains 10 thought-provoking prompts. Practice them in order, or dive right into to what inspires you most. You’ve already wasted enough energy on writer’s block. It’s time to craft your next great crime story.

Get on the wrong side of the law. Get your FREE copy of 100 Crime Fiction Writing Prompts today.

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Your Monthly Dose of Inspiration is Here!

6 Action & AdventureWith just a few days to spare in June, I’ve finally published 100 Action & Adventure Writing Prompts!

You can grab your copy for FREE on Amazon, now through Saturday, July 2nd. Check out the full description below, download your FREE copy, and don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads shelves.

As a side note, if you’ve been enjoying my creative writing prompts booklets, I would really appreciate your review on Amazon or Goodreads. Even a quick star rating goes a long way in helping other aspiring writers and authors find my work.

Thanks so much, and happy reading writing!


Do you want to write a heart-racing action novel? This booklet contains 100 writing prompts to help you get started.

Do you have an adventure burning inside you but feel trapped by writer’s block?
Are you an established author looking for fresh, new ideas?

If you’re ready to stop staring at the blank page and start writing NOW, 100 Action & Adventure Writing Prompts is the booklet for you. There’s no fluff and no wasted words – just 100 fiction prompts to get you back to what you do best: writing.

100 Action & Adventure Writing Prompts is packed with character- and story-focused prompts to jumpstart your fiction. The prompts have been carefully designed to address the various motifs of action stories – from heists to battles to globe-trotting chases.

Inside, you’ll find prompts related to the following subgenres:

1. Archaeology
2. Fantasy
3. Historical
4. International/Travel
5. Political Thriller
6. Romance
7. Sea Adventures
8. Science Fiction
9. War & Military
10. Western

Each section contains 10 thought-provoking prompts. Practice them in order, or dive right into to what inspires you most. You’ve already wasted enough energy on writer’s block. It’s time to craft your next great action story.

Take an adventure. Buy 100 Action & Adventure Writing Prompts today.

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500 Prompts Down, 500 More to Go!

5 HistoricalEDIT: This promotion has ended…BUT you can still pick up the booklet for $0.99 USD. To be the first to hear about future sales and booklets, sign up for my author newsletter.

I’m pleased to report that 100 Historical Fiction Writing Prompts, the fifth volume in my Fiction Ideas series, is published and available for FREE on Amazon. You can read the full description below.

So far, I’m really happy with these booklets. I’ve received enthusiastic feedback from a few readers, and it seems the booklets are doing exactly what I’d hoped: providing inspiration to others. On a personal level, they’ve also been very fun and challenging for me to write. I’m stretching my creative muscles, pushing myself to explore genres in which I never thought I could write, and even learning more about the literary world (and in this case, history!) along the way.

At the halfway point (500 prompts, 5 booklets), I’m very relieved that I’ve yet to run out of ideas. One concern I had going into this project was that I would really struggle with coming up with so many prompts without repeating myself. While a few sub-genres have been tricky, and I’m sure a few themes have repeated, so far so good.

Thank you to all who have read my booklets and are looking forward to the rest of the series. I couldn’t do this without your support and encouragement. Happy writing!


100 Historical Fiction Writing Prompts (Fiction Ideas Vol. 5)

5 HistoricalDo you want to share your love of history through fiction? This booklet contains 100 writing prompts to help you get started.

Do you have an adventure burning inside you but feel trapped by writer’s block?
Are you an established author looking for fresh, new ideas?

If you’re ready to stop staring at the blank page and start writing NOW, 100 Historical Fiction Writing Prompts is the booklet for you. There’s no fluff and no wasted words – just 100 fiction prompts to get you back to what you do best: writing.

Since Homer’s The Odyssey, writers have used historical events and legends to inspire their writings.100 Historical Writing Prompts is packed with character- and story-focused prompts to help you join this tradition. The prompts have been designed to address various historical events, locations, and cultures.

Inside, you’ll find prompts related to the following time periods:

1. Ancient Egypt
2. Ancient Greece
3. The Middle Ages
4. Feudal Japan
5. The Renaissance
6. The Age of Discovery
7. The Age of Revolution
8. The Victorian Era
9. The 1920s to 1950s
10. The 1960s & 1970s

Each section contains 10 thought-provoking prompts. Practice them in order, or dive right into to what inspires you most. You’ve already wasted enough energy on writer’s block. It’s time to get started on your fantasy tale today.

Relive the past. Download 100 Historical Fiction Writing Prompts today.