by Bill Gantz
Using Writing Prompts to Get Your Book Written
We’d all like to think that all African American ebooks are created by a writer who is able to sit down and to dash out the entire novel without any problems at all. This is a lovely dream, but it’s something that just doesn’t happen. While there may be a few writers who are lucky enough to be able to have very few problems writing, most authors realize that they need to have some help when they’re writing. They start to get stuck, no matter if they’re creating a book to be published in paper or if they’re writing African American books. One way to get out of a sticky spot is to utilize writing prompts.
What are writing prompts? You’ve probably encountered writing prompts in school before. Writing prompts are certain tasks or things that you’re asked to write about. An example of a prompt is something like this: write about what type of dish you’d cook for an enemy. Or: in 200 words describe the day in the world of a butler. There are a large number of different types of creative prompts you can use, and all of them will help you when you’re working on your African American ebooks.
Most writers will immediately shy away when you talk about writing prompts. Some people assume that these prompts are only made for young children or teenagers in order to help them to come up with an idea. An established author doesn’t need to use writing prompts, do they? Actually, they do. There are a number of writers who are well-known who realize how vital writing prompts can be to help you to get past any sort of writing slump that you may be having.
There are a number of sites online that are ideal for writers who are looking for prompts to help them. If you’re working on African American books, and you find that you’re having a difficult time getting past a certain part, or coming up with a unique idea, look to the writing prompts that you’ve found. Or you can bookmark your favorite pages and use one prompt a day. It’s not only a great way to get you past a slump, it’s also a great way to get your brain up and moving when you’re ready to start writing, often making it much easier for the words to flow onto the page.