Monthly Writing Prompt | May 2022

A stirring inside of you draws you closer to the noise. Blood begins to pound in your ears as your excitement–and apprehension–grows. As the scene comes into focus, it’s not quite what you expected to find, and the faces you see–had hoped to see–aren’t either.

***

Muse Stimulators:

  • Are the feelings of the POV good or bad?
  • What is the source of the noise?
  • Who are the faces the POV expected to see and who are the ones they find?
  • What was your POV hoping/expecting to be happening?
  • What happens next?

Happy Writing!

~MJ

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Monthly Writing Prompt | April 2022

The screen in front of you riles so many emotions within you, you’re not exactly sure where to even begin sorting them out. Images of the past flutter up from somewhere you’ve managed to keep tightly locked up until now. And tomorrow weighs heavy on you.

***

Muse Stimulators:

What is the POV looking at?
Where are they?
What is the past event that happened to the POV?
Why are they worried about tomorrow?
What do they do next?

Happy Writing!
~MJ

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Monthly Writing Prompt | March 2022

There’s a whisper on the breeze, and if your heart wasn’t pounding so hard in your ears you might be able to make it out. You fight to calm your breath and look around at where you are, hoping to find out what else might be here with you.

***

Muse Stimulators

Is this place familiar to the POV?
How and why are they here?
What is the whisper on the breeze?
Is something else is here with the POV?
How does this experience differ from what POV expected?

Happy Writing!
~MJ

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Monthly Writing Prompt | February 2022

The field below doesn’t look how you remember. It smells different too. And maybe it’s your imagination, but it sounds different. There’s a stirring inside of you as you sweep your eyes across the scene.

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Muse Stimulators:

What does the field look like?
What does it smell like?
Is there a sound?
What is the significance of this field to the MC?
Is the stirring one of relief, dread, horror, joy?

Happy Writing!

~MJ

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Monthly Writing Prompt | January 2022

The eyes are captivating, full of emotion. It turns them on you. Paralyzes you. If you look away it might…

But even if it doesn’t, if somehow you break away from it unscathed, you will not be unchanged.

Muse stimulators:

  • What is “it”?
  • How does the POV feel?
  • What emotions are recognizable in “its” eyes?
  • Why would the POV be unchanged?
  • What happened five minutes before?
  • What happens next?

Happy Writing!

~MJ

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Monthly Writing Prompt – November 2021

You stare out at the world around you. Fifty years ago, the landscape looked much different, felt different. You recall a conversation you had with someone yesterday about it, and if you look closely, you can still see traces of the world that once was. You think about what has changed, the decisions that led to this, and wonder. Was it worth it?

**Muse Stimulators**

-What year is it?
-Was the character alive fifty years ago?
-What has changed?
-What does the landscape look like now?
-Colors? Sounds? Smells?
-How does the character feel?
-Is this earth or another planet?

Happy Writing!

~MJ

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Media Writing Prompt | October 2021

What if you found an ancient sword in the middle of a lake? Watch this clip below:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-45763186

Now write a story or poem inspired by this clip. Let your creativity take you wherever it will or keep reading for muse stimulators if you would like suggestions.

Muse Stimulators:

  • Who was the original owner?
  • How did the sword get there?
  • Is the sword cursed or magical?
  • What is unique about this sword?

Happy Writing!

~MJ

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Monthly Writing Prompt – October 2021!

The edge of the platform begins at the tip of your toes. You stare down into a seemingly endless abyss. There’s a roaring sound in your ears. Goosebumps raise on your arms, and your heart races faster and faster. This is it. This is the moment. This is the moment your life changes forever.

**Muse Stimulators**

-What is the platform you’re standing on?
-Where is it?
-What is in the abyss?
-What is the roaring sound?
-Is there anyone else there?
-Is this a literal scene or a metaphorical one?
-What happens next?

Happy Writing!

~MJ

Word Prompt | September 2021

Stimulate your Muse with this one-word prompt!

I recommend going somewhere quiet with your laptop or pen and paper and thinking about this word for at least 3 minutes.

Ambition

What images come to mind?

What emotions?

What memories?

What desires?

Now write.

Happy Writing!

~MJ

Monthly Writing Prompt – August 2021

Hello everyone! Here is another writing prompt to help stimulate your muse! Hope you enjoy!

***Writing Prompt***

There is red in the air. From every angle, it’s all that can be seen, or is just all that you can see? Beads of wet liquid are running down your skin. Your awareness pushes away from the vibrant red and opens to your other senses: Sounds, loud and distant, distinct, eery; a smell–it’s familiar, but you’re not sure why; emotions well inside your veins, calling you to action.

Muse Stimulators:


– What is the red in the air? Is it the sky? Ceiling? Something else? Is it the environment or a fixation of the POV?

– What is the wet liquid running down the POV’s skin? Is it sweat? Tears? Blood? Something else?

– What is the smell? Why is it familiar?

– What are the sounds? Are they soothing? Calming?

– What emotions are welling? Fear? excitement? Anxiety?

– What does the POV do next?

Happy Writing!

~MJ

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