Friday Finds: Writing "Invitations," Prompts, and Similar Suggestions

The August Practicing Writer newsletter is just about ready to go out to subscribers (so keep checking your e-mailboxes, subscribers!). But while you’re waiting, I’ll give you a sneak peek by letting you in on this month’s “featured resource.”

It’s a page of “Creative Writing Invitations” posted on the University of Iowa Writing Center’s Web site. These “invitations” are basically prompts, borrowed from one of my favorite exercise books of all time: Bonni Goldberg’s Room to Write: Daily Invitations to a Writer’s Life.

And if you’re searching for even more inspiration online, check out these two recent discoveries: Michelle Richmond’s Daily Writing Exercises and Jeffrey Yamaguchi’s “Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Jumpstart Your Writing Efforts.”

Any of you have similar resources to recommend?

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