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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 Science Fiction Writing Prompts is Out Now!

EDIT: The free promotion on this title has ended. However, you can still buy it on Amazon for JUST $0.99.

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve published my August booklet. The genre this month is Science Fiction. Since it’s one of my chosen genres as a writer, I put a lot of pressure on myself to make these prompts genre-appropriate and inventive. Did I succeed? Well, you can let me know in a review!


8 Science FictionDo you want to explore a new universe or create an alternate reality with your fiction? This booklet contains 100 writing prompts to help you get started.

Do you have an imaginative 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 Science 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 Science 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 science fiction stories – from calculated alien attacks to governmental conspiracies to post-apocalyptic wastelands.

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

1. Alien Invasion/First Contact
2. Alternative History
3. Cyberpunk
4. Dystopian
5. Exploration & Invention
6. Genetic Engineering
7. (Post-)Apocalyptic
8. Space Opera
9. Steampunk
10. Time Travel

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 science fiction story.

Push the limits of reality. Download 100 Science Fiction 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.

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100 Children’s, Teen, and Young Adult Writing Prompts (Fiction Ideas Vol. 3) – Now on Amazon

Happy Monday!

This is just a quick note to let you know that my next prompts booklet is now available on your friendly local Amazon for $0.99 USD.

Pick up your copy on Amazon, shelve it on Goodreads, then leave a review on both!

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3 Children's, Teen, YAHave you always wanted to write a children’s book? This booklet contains 100 writing prompts to help you get started.

Do you have a young adult novel burning inside you but feel trapped by writer’s block?
Are you an aspiring, young writer looking for story ideas?

If you’re ready to stop staring at the blank page and start writing NOW, 100 Children’s, Teen, and Young Adult 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 Children’s, Teen, and Young Adult Writing Prompts is packed with character- and story-focused prompts to jumpstart your fiction writing. The prompts have been carefully designed to address themes important to young readers, to be age-appropriate, and to be easily adapted as nonfiction prompts for young writers.

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

1. Action & Adventure
2. Animals & Nature
3. Cars, Trains, & Vehicles
4. Other Cultures
5. Fairy Tales
6. Family
7. Fantasy
8. Growing Up & Life Skills
9. Romance & Relationships
10. School

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 children’s book or young adult novel today.

Inspire the next generation of readers. Buy 100 Children’s, Teen, and Young Adult Writing Prompts today.

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