"Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very'; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be." - Mark Twain
5 Great Quotations about Story Ideas

Writing Prompts: 200+ Ideas You Can Use Today

As a Writing Prompts coverlong-time book editor, I get the same comments over and over from my clients: “I like to write but don’t have any good ideas for stories”...“I don’t know how to start a story”...“My stories often don’t have any direction.”

The problem often is that the writer didn’t start with conflict, the core of all good fiction, regardless of genre. With no conflict to resolve, there’s simply no story. Unfortunately, many of the writing prompts out there don’t focus on conflict. They instead ask you to write descriptions or to explain what you would do in a situation in which characters don’t clash.

Storystarters: 200+ Writing Prompts That Lead To Stories solves that problem. It gives 50 different topics – such as betrayal, jealousy and revenge –in which your protagonist might confront another person, society, nature, God, or himself. If you wrote a short story a month, there are enough prompts in this book to last you more than 16 years...or if you wrote a novel a year, it would be good for more than two centuries!

Storystarters has topped Amazon.com bestseller lists for writing and is available in both paperback and ebook.

Professional Book Editor: Having your novel, short story or nonfiction manuscript proofread or edited before submitting it can prove invaluable. In an economic climate where you face heavy competition, your writing needs a second eye to give you the edge. I can provide that second eye.


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