Cat Got Your Tongue? Here Are Some Openers/Prompts For You To Start With

Argh, don’t you hate it when you got the idea right there on the tip of your tongue but you can’t say it right? No matter how many freewriting sessions you dump, it seems your point is incoherent, discombobulated, erratic and boring!

However, you know what you’re trying to say isn’t like that. It isn’t like that at all. So how then do you state your point without the ‘ums and ahs?

If you’ve gotten to such a state at times, you can see that writing is pretty much like talking. Sometimes you need to warm up in order to see the finer points to the conversation. Moreover, it takes a little effort to try to do two things at once – think and write.

Now believe me, thinking can be flying freely but when you catch it and try to let it develop on paper, it’s much more time-consuming than you think. It’s a practice to build upon and the more one can find their voice through reason and sometimes even through irrationality, the better the expression. In turn it spreads to your motivation and you yourself can really be progressive in thinking.

Well don’t fret though. This article is going to give you some openers and/or prompts to get you writing again and more so to make your point at least on some comprehensive level.

Oftentimes, it is through the usage of supporting thoughts you can insert actions that will unleash something out of you. Thus, what will you write about today?

Pen and Pad by Paul

Here are some phrases I find which normally gets me typing:

  • One of the most …
  • Don’t even think …
  • A lot of … don’t know …
  • The best way to see …
  • Those who say …
  • Once upon a time …
  • I often find …
  • … said something and …
  • The worst … ever is …
  • How I … and …
  • Today it’s been …
  • At some point, there is a …

That’s over a dozen for you from me. However, if you’re still interested in something more, here are extra resources which you might find interesting, at least to steer away from all the technical writing for awhile, which I often tend to do and just unwind to find inspiration again.

Six Word Stories – Can you describe life in six words? A challenge but nonetheless an exercise in simplicity. Read others, get some ideas for your own prompts, have a laugh and write your own six word story. You can do it!

Don’t Click It! – This exercise will totally make you concentrate. If you’re finding yourself distracted, get ready to focus. Relax, you won’t be needing that mouse button though. Just observe. What do you see?

Writing Fix’s Daily Prompt Generator – There’s is a lot of information on this site, but if you scroll down, there’s a prompt generator for you. It’ll get your brain zooming and furthermore, give you an idea of how to crank out some of your first words or last words, whichever it is you need.

Mad Lib Generator – If you haven’t tried one of these exercises before in your life, now is a great time to flex some of your knowledge implementing various parts of speech and just insert the best word for the many stories available. You’re going to have fun. But don’t get carried away though. Get back to writing your blog post. Really.

Teacher’s Corner: A Prompt For Every Day of the Year – Well, if you think that there should be more holidays, here’s a corner for you to get inspired. Know what’s so special about today, write about it and make it personal. Trust me, these are real teachers giving you some food for thought.

Writing Exercise to Increase Awareness and Your Description Skill – Basically, this is a neuro-linguistic programming exercise, but I thought it would be nice to share it with you. It’s a classic. Furthermore, you’ll be filled up with words that you’ll can’t wait to write already. Try it!

Word Spy – Sometimes you need to change your vocabulary. Here’s a great site to insert some new meaning to what you already know and implement it in your next piece.

Feeling Words – Maybe you want to provoke some emotions. Here’s a long list of feeling words to state something. While a lot of them may be descriptive though, I found myself combining some here and there. Great for a push!

Finally, read through your comments. Answering questions readers may have or even stated through conversations is a great topic starter. Even on other sites or blogs, that should get some thoughts running for you.

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