Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Paranormal romance writing picture prompts

Paranormal romance is one of the best selling genres of the romance sub categories. The idea of Dracula giving up his immortal life for the love of Mia, has tantalised us for generations and is quite possibly the oldest example of a paranormal romance, right up there with Carmilla, the female vampire who seduced a young woman written back in 1871(before bran stroker wrote a word of Dracula ) Both of these stories turn what was previously considered to be a monster into a sympathetic romantic lead that has stood the test of time and still draws in new audiences today .

Today we have Anne Rice, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Charlene Harris, Laurell K Hamilton and yes even Stephane Myer just to name a few writers that are carving out their own sweeping stories that bring the darker things to life in a way that both excites and thrills our notions of what romance should be.

Vampires, werewolfs, witches, ghosts, time travelers, and even aliens fill the paranormal genre which gives us writers a lot to work with as we weave our tales and spin our imagination. try some of the writing prompts below, they are meant for short stories, novels and even poetry all here to help spark that one idea within you that may lead you to your next grand adventure

 

 

Story Starter paranormal writing prompt

Write a Paranormal short story of at least 750 words using one of the story starters below....

There was something about the smell of dead flesh ...

The graveyard was a mess of overturned graves and broken statues...

The last person i expected to be at my door on Valentine's Day was her...

Kneeling naked under the moon She begged for more....

My mother was a whore and my father was a mystery ....

 

Theme Paranormal writing prompt

Write a short Paranormal story or poem inspired by one of the writing themes belong w...

Secret kiss

Strangers dance

Last goodbye

Lost chance

Devils luck

 

Paranormal Picture Prompt for Short Stories

Write a Paranormal short story inspired by one of the picture prompts below...

 

 

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Paranormal picture prompts for poetry

Write a Paranormal poem or a ballad inspired one of the picture prompts below...

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Writing prompts for horror

Horror is a feeling, it is the fear that twists out stomach and the hair rising on our necks. The dread that fills our step and the gasp of revulsion we can't hold back.

Writing for the horror and thriller genre can be often an intimidating Idea, one of the first things you need to understand about horror is that it is not always about the blood splatter or the headcount. Sometimes it can be as simple as a child's whisper "I see dead people".

At its most basic it's a story like all others, filled with tension, surprise,the right setting and of course the biggest ingredient,emotion. Some of the worlds biggest selling authors have been found in the genre of horror, from King to Barker and even children's authors such as R.L Stien.

Face what scares you, grasp the "what if" of the dark and write. There are over 40 horror writing prompts here on this page to get you started. From the story starters, themes and of course picture prompts

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"When I write, I try to think back to what I was afraid of or

What was scary to me, and try and put those feelings into

Books" R.L Stine

 

"Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have

is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos

and oblivion.”

—Clive Barker

 

"Beauty is the sole legitimate province of the poem.”

Edgar Allan Poe

 

Story starters for writing horror

Write a short horror story of at least 750 words inspired by one of the story starters below

 

1. The writing on the wall was still warm...

2. He couldn't afford to lose...

3. Keep it buried, a promise now broken....

4. The hospital was the worst place to go...

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5. The taxi sat still running...

6. There was something behind her eyes...

7. The clock in the kitchen iced into silence

8. The gun and the whiskey were both empty...

9. You don't know hell....

10. His fingers shuffled the photos....

11. The grave was empty...

12. The school gates were locked...

13. The phone wouldn't stop ringing...

14. Nobody liked old man Cambell

15. Please, she had said staring down the barrel....

16. He hated the colour yellow....

17. " don't you remember me?"...

18. There was smething creepy about grandma's dolls....

19. The bulldozer roared to life...

20. Breath loud in her ears casey cursed herself for all the after work doughnuts....

 

Horror writing prompts...theme ideas

Write a short horror story or a dark poem inspired by one of the themes below

1. Traffic

2. Cold lover

3. Late arrival

4. Judgement

5. Church bells

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6. Safe and sound

7. Jail cell

8. Demon eyes

9. Killing time

10. Sunset

11. Scaring

12. Dog with a bone

13. Broken nails

14. Medicines altar

15. Lost child

16. Ghostly tears

17. Dead mans lies

18. Bad habits

19. Chained love

20. Summoning

 

 

Horror picture prompts

Choose one of the horror picture prompts below and write a short horror story of at least 750 words

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Horror picture prompts for poetry

Choose one of the horror picture prompts below and write a dark poem or a ballad

 

 

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Write a dark poem or ballad inspired by the picture prompt above
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Happy writing :)

 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Paranormal Romance writing prompts

Paranormal Romance Writing Prompts

The challenge of writing paranormal romance in a market heavily saturated with many authors all clambering to be the next Stephane Myer or Laurell.K. Hamilton (I include myself in this) is the challenge of being a fresh voice.

Write a short paranormal romance story inspired by the above picture prompt

Finding a new way to present you vampires, werewolves or witches in a way that grabs your readers attention and holds it, is critical if we are looking for success in this wonderfully fun genre.

Bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon describes the genre below well...

"Define "Paranormal", eh? Well, the Webster's dictionary defines paranormal as "not scientifically explainable". In publishing, the term has come to mean anything "other" than normal (brides, babies, cowboys, dukes, rakes, pirates). For publishing purposes Paranormal is a blanket term that covers an entire range of not necessarily related types of stories. Futuristic and SF romance and all sorts of fantasy romance, -- time travel, angels, devils, fairies, vampires, reincarnation, psychics, etc -- are published under the label of paranormal. Me, I call it "The Weird Stuff" with pride, and get a great kick out of reading and writing"

This definition gives us writers a lot of options to play with, so look outside your comfort zone, try something a little different, if you normally write about vampires try writing a short romance story involving an alien. The options really are only limited by your own imagination.

The following writing prompts below are meant to be used as a kickstart to get you the writer started on something fresh. So if it's writing block or looking for something a little new to try, why not experiment with one or more of the following story starters, themes or picture prompts below.

Paranormal romance story starters

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words using one of the story starters below

 

1. He was sick of waiting....

2. There was almost something beautiful in the snowfall that was killing him slowly...

3. The cocking of the gun was the only warning she had...

4. A hundred years was a long time between dates...

5. Hands bound behind her back was a good hint that the night had ended badly...

6. "Kill her first"....

7. "I don't need a bodyguard"...

8. The sewer was the last place the humans would look...

9. Demons couldn't be trusted, even when asking for help...

10. The sound of booted feet approaching the locked cell door...

11. It was hard to poison a vampire but not impossible ...

12. Prix hated camping. She hated the bugs, the smoke and most of all she hated sleeping outside...

13. The house looked like it was about to fall down

14. The book kept landing on the floor with a heavy thud....

15. Watching the complex burn, she waited it wouldn't be long now ....

 

Paranormal Romance Theme Prompts

Choose one of the following themes and write a short paranormal romance story (or a poem of at least 200 words) inspired by the theme you have chosen

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1. Blind date

2. Housekeeping

3. Midnight dance

4. Broken mirror

5. Hidden familiar

6. Whispers

7. Promise me

8. Blood hunt

9. Homecoming

10. Tilted halo

11. Dark kiss

12. Moons rise

13. Buried secrets

14. Ultimatum

15. Spellbound

 

 

Paranormal Romance Picture Prompts For Short Stories

Choose one of the picture prompts below and write a short paranormal story of at least 750

 

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Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Paranormal Romance Picture Prompts For Poems

 

Write a poem or song inspired by one of the picture prompts below

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Happy writing :)

 

 

 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Horror writing prompts for short stories

 

Writing horror can be a fun challenging way to explore some deeper emotions, fear, hate and jealousy are the first that come to mind with this genre . but one thing to always remember Is love, courage and even forgiveness can be great motivating factors when it comes to writing short stories in the genre of horror... After all what hells would you cross to save your child?

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So check out the below Story starters, themes and my favourite the picture prompt and inspire yourself today in the very much fun world of horror, where the darkest sides of humanity dwell and only the bold dare tread...

 

Story starters

Write a short horror story using one of the opening sentences below

 

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1.There was something wrong with the food...

2. He had sworn it wouldn't happen again...

3. The seat looked empty ...

4. The city had burned for days...

5. There was something stuck to the letter box...

6. Stay behind me...

7. She never knew how many people were watching ...

8. The headstone had been broken in two...

9. The headlights of the car ...

10. The cat shivered on the front step, wet with rain and blood...

 

 

Story themes

Choose one of the themes below to write a short horror inspired story of no less then 750 words...

 

 

1. Doll

2. Writing on the wall

3. Empty shell

4. Gagged

5.Invasion

6. Asylum

7. Green thumb

8. Night dance

9. Following footsteps

10. Yesterday's tears

 

 

Picture prompt

Write a short story of at least 750 words inspired by one of the horror picture prompts below

 

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Picture prompts for Poetry

Using the horror picture prompts below, write a dark poem, ballad or even a song inspired by one of the horror writing prompts below

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Write a dark poem or balled inspired by the picture prompt above

 

 

Write a dark poem or balled inspired by the picture prompt above

 

 

Write a dark poem or balled inspired by the picture prompt above

 

Write a dark poem or balled inspired by the picture prompt above