The best way to become a better writer is by writing.
Write for fun. Write for work. Write to explore your personal emotions. Whatever you do, just write. But deciding what to write about is often the hardest part. So, we’ll help you out. Below you’ll find a number of writing prompts to get you started.
Wednesday Writing Prompt #42: How Will You Be Different in 2017?
New Year’s resolutions aren’t for everyone. Heck, a lot of us get to a point where we know ourselves well enough to know we don’t stick with them for one reason or another. Personally, I’m [...]
Wednesday Writing Prompt #41: Your Impact on a Kinder, Better World
After a big or challenging project, I like to step back and take time to think about the experience, to reflect on any lessons learned. In a previous job, we’d bring the team together in [...]
Wednesday Writing Prompt #40: Try Something New
Packing my son’s lunch and snacks this morning, I stared down. Ugh, it was the same, old stuff. Several meals a week, he gets the same thing — some variation on chicken and rice, [...]
Wednesday Writing Prompt #39: Your First Major News Event
Pearl Harbor. (Photo by Thinkstock) On this date in 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked the naval base at Pearl Harbor. News coverage of the event was scattered as news media had only bits [...]
Wednesday Writing Prompt #38: Write Your Manifesto
Where do you find your inspiration? (Photo by Thinkstock.) When I started Active Voice Communications in 2009, I — like most independents, freelancers and small business owners, worked my tail off. I [...]
Wednesday Writing Prompt #37: What Are You Grateful For?
Turkey. Stuffing. Football. Pumpkin pie. Wine. (Oh, the wine.) For many of us, these are the things we think about when we think of Thanksgiving. But while we’re stuffing our faces and over-imbibing tomorrow, let’s [...]
Wednesday Writing Prompt #36: Who Makes You Happy?
A few weeks ago, I attended a dear friend’s wedding. During a beautiful toast at the reception, the bride’s father asked what I thought was a truly great question. Instead of asking what makes you [...]
Wednesday Writing Prompt #35: A Blown Save
In sports, in games, in life ... You want the win. But there are few things worse than having the lead — than being so close you can taste it — and choking. In honor [...]
Wednesday Writing Prompt #34: What Do You Want More Of?
In July, I had the opportunity to speak at MORE: the retreat. My session was a primer on content marketing, but it was just one small part of the weekend. I also listened to industry [...]
Wednesday Writing Prompt #33: Mixing It Up
Sometimes we get too comfortable. Complacent. Stuck in a rut. Bored. We let this happen for a number of reasons. Change can be scary. Change can require us to think harder. Change can take time. [...]