S25E1 – A Guide to Stirring the Imagination

We are one month away from National Novel Writing Month. October, sometimes known in writing circles as Preptober, is the time to start planning for trying to write 50,000 words in one month. Before you can do any writing, you need some kind of idea. Something needs to stir your imagination so you can create wonderful worlds and characters. Leigh, the pantser, is using the month to get into a habit of writing daily with a word count goal through the use of writing prompts.

Writing prompts can be helpful in sparking creativity, whether it’s related to your story or not. That’s why we’re releasing a workbook full of different kinds of prompts. They’re divided into three sections: 10-minute prompts, 30-minute prompts, and 2-hour prompts.

This workbook will be just one in a series we’ll release through the month. Each book is designed to help you plot, build, and write. If you’re a plotter, you’ll probably find the books more helpful before you write. Pantsers can use them to chart and track as they work on their stories. This series, though, is built in a way to help you even if you don’t get the book. You’ll get all the information you need in each episode to help you build your own version, whether it’s about worldbuilding, branding, or creating your own writing prompts.

First aired October 4, 2021.

For more episodes about this topic, see below:
Series 19: Act II Writing Prompts
S21E1: Writing Prompts: Helpful or Not?

Our first workbooks are now available! Check them out here.

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I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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