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Hello All and Welcome to 2013!

:new: Not that many people have picked up on this yet! Come on guys, lets get involved :D

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I hope everyone had a lovely break and are fully in the swing of the New Year! 

Now this journal isn't a personal one, despite the title- in fact it is a journal I am challenging all of you to write and all of you to help others write. At this time of year, we've made resolutions and I expect half of you have included "write more" as one of those resolutions. This experiment is to help you fulfil that resolution so by 2014 you are sat here feeling achieved.

The Experiment

Prompts. Prompts are awesome. Why are they so awesome- because they get you writing! There are times when you feel unmotivated, wanting to write but not sure what to write about. You could be writing your epic novel but hit a wall and need a break or some inspiration. You may even have that mystery disease known as "writers block" and seeking a cure or have had a complete loss of confidence in yourself as a writer and want to pick yourself back up. 

This year, there is already some amazing prompt ideas going around. If you are following the Glory-Be-Project, you may have already seen some of these. There is also a fantastic music prompt challenge going around and many more too. In fact, there are so many prompts, you may feel overwhelmed!

So here is the challenge. I want you to create your own prompt journal and start collecting prompts. There is no rush to do them all at once and if you start collecting a significant amount, on those days where you lack inspiration that journal is sat there for you. You can keep updating this- adding new prompts and even linking completed deviations relating to the prompt. You can steal prompts off other peoples journals, or suggest some to fellow deviants. We just all want to get writing!

The instructions! (READ CAREFULLY!)


1. Create a personal journal entitled "My Prompt Journal". You can format this however you desire, but in principal you want to make a list of prompts/links/groups/images you have collected. You may even have a section for contests- this is your journal to manage.
2. Add a link to your prompt journal in the comments of this journal.
3. Visit other deviants journals linked here and offer a prompt for them. It can be whatever you like!
4. Spread the word of this experiment! Add it to your groups journal (supporting groups listed below)
5. :new: You can now submit your journal (and view others) to Glory-Be-Project into this gallery: glory-be-project.deviantart.co…

Here is mine for an example:


(I want prompts too!)

The Groups


This is a list of awesome groups that you should check out! They have supported this experiment by featuring it in their group and spreading the word and also include several prompt specific groups!

:iconcrliterature: :iconwriters-workshop: :iconcommunityrelations: :icondevnews: :iconglory-be-project: :iconpoeticalcondition: :iconscreamprompts:


Questions!


Because we encourage interaction, we want you to also answer the following when you link your prompt journal in the comments of this experiment:

1. What are your 2013 writing goals?
2. What kind of prompts do you like?
3. What do you do when you have "writers block" or not in the mood for writing?

Go forth and write! :salute:

Here is a unrelated but nice Game of Thrones GIF:

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Bring on the Prompts!
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013   General Artist
Are you going to do this again for 2014?? :eager:
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SpiderwebWisher Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My Prompt Journal: fav.me/d6tkqpg

1. What are your 2013 writing goals? I want to be able to show non-cliché lessons better in my writing, be able to introduce my characters better, create a better list of vocabulary to use while writing and to be able to write things with a happier and lighter emotion.

2. What kind of prompts do you like? Mostly words, lines from books, and quotes.

3. What do you do when you have "writers block" or not in the mood for writing? I don't believe in Writer's Block, I believe in laziness, because that is usually my problem. When this happens, I search the internet or go out and I usually always find something wondrous.

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ezradeacon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My journal [link] :)

1. What are your 2013 writing goals?
To become more disciplined and structured with my writing (ie writing something more often than once every three months). And to broaden my writing horizons.

2. What kind of prompts do you like?
I generally lean towards horror and suspense but, as I stated in question 1, I'm looking to broaden my genre repertoire so would like the occasional 'out-of-my-comfort-zone' category.

3. What do you do when you have "writers block" or not in the mood for writing?
Honestly, I've been in a bit of a writing funk for the last couple of years. Prompts do tend to help but I usually have to look through A LOT of prompts before something catches my fancy.
I generally just think of a category that piques my interest (usually horror :roll:) and then do an image search. I trawl through them until I find an image I want to write about. Or I do the same thing with a piece of music.
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HinataNaruto4eva92 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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My Journal. Drop by and give me a prompt, as soon as its filled I'll link you to the story if interested. :D I take all sorts of prompts. I'll write fanfic or original fiction. :D Whichever you so choose.
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AsheArmstrong Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Writer
My Journal

1. What are your 2013 writing goals?
To start writing every day (even though it's now almost March, better late than never), participate in Nanowrimo, and MAYBE either get enough short stories together to publish a collection or finally do a novel.

2. What kind of prompts do you like?
I don't really know. I'll take anything and if I can use it, if it sparks something, I will.

3. What do you do when you have "writers block" or not in the mood for writing?
Well, this is what I'm doing now. Trying to use prompts to get the gears going and get back into writing shape. For the past few years, I've been horrible out of it and a big wall built up. So, prompts for flash fiction or longer pieces will help.
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Lenn-er Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Writer
Prompt Journal: [link]

1. What are your 2013 writing goals?
write more often, write longer pieces and actually finish them, post more on dA

2. What kind of prompts do you like?
hmm, tough one. I haven't really used prompts much before so it's hard to say. I generally don't write happy or comedic things?

3. What do you do when you have "writers block" or not in the mood for writing?
I'm probably not the best person to ask since I had a writer's block that lasted a number of years... But usually I read another person's work, be it a published novel or something I found online, and hope that it motivates me. I also created a tumblr about a year ago that I post inspiration to, which has helped quite a bit.
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tenrec4tea Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Mine.

1. What are your 2013 writing goals? Write more. Write better. Maybe even get a routine.
2. What kind of prompts do you like? I don't really know. I haven't written a lot of stuff using prompts. I think I'm leaning towards stricter ones as opposed to the one-word prompts, though.
3. What do you do when you have "writers block" or not in the mood for writing? Too often, I just don't write. Otherwise... I might flip through some of my writers block books (have you seen the one that's an actual block?), try editing/rewriting something I haven't looked at in a while, or go hunting for prompts I like online (which will now be a lot more simple!).
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cityprincess01 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   General Artist
My Prompt Journal > [link]

1. What are your 2013 writing goals?
-Posting one of my stories on Deviantart
-Making more time for writing (of course)
-Increasing vocabulary in my work
-Learning and improving my sentence structure
-Learning to critique others works

Prompts I Like
-Visual Prompts
-Since I like to write prose: Prompts that start out with "What would our character do if..."

What do you do when you have writer's block and are not int he mood for writing
-I do homework. I found out about myself that if I tell myself to do something I'm automatically going to put it off and come up dry. So I tell myself to do something else, and bam! I feel inspired again:)
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Writer
Added a prompt!
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PoconoPariah Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
My Prompt Journal: [link]

1. What are your 2013 writing goals?
To write, edit, and self-publish my novel which is due in May, and then work on another.
I'm hoping to read more than write this year.

2. What kind of prompts do you like?
Prompts that I can add to my novel, like suggestions, dialogues, scenes.

3. What do you do when you have "writers block" or not in the mood for writing?
Listen to Pandora for hours.
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Writer
Added :D
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TheMadHattersCup Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Writer
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1. What are your 2013 writing goals?
-My first goal was to get one piece of writing out a day, but since I found that a bit unrealistic, I lessened it to writing for at least a half an hour each day.
- I joined a lit magazine and hope to get published. If not this year, then when I find a new magazine (for I'll be too old after this birthday) to get published there.
- Improve as a writer as much as I can.
- Study other writing by reading more.
2. What kind of prompts do you like?
I like prompts that make you think, get your gears in your head ticking instead of staring blankly at your computer monitor wondering what to do with it. I like inspirational prompts too that people can relate to and pour their hearts out to.
3. What do you do when you have "writers block" or not in the mood for writing?
I distance myself from writing and preoccupy myself with something else to try to get my brain time to relax. I find nothing good comes from forcing yourself to write (I once made myself very sick doing that). If I have a long writers block, however, I will try to find something to inspire me and get me back in the groove of things.

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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Writer
Prompt added :D
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ohsparrowsong Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
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^ my journal.

goals:
- to write more fiction, and not be so dependent on writing for release.
- step out of my comfort zone
- further my group :)
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Writer
Prompt added :)
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Kymira12 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My Prompt Journal
#InspireTheUninspired's Feature Blog

What are your 2013 writing goals?
:bulletpurple: Extend my short story [link] into a novella.
:bulletgreen: Finish the #Glory-Be-Project
:bulletblue: Participate and complete the NaNoWriMo
:bulletorange: Write more collaborations!
What kind of prompts do you like?
Mostly visual prompts or prompts that are not as common. I like a challenge :D
What do you do when you have "writers block" or not in the mood for writing?
I write snippets. Just random thoughts and mostly they stay as snippets but sometimes they turn into stories or poems (mostly a haiku).
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Writer
Added a prompt :D
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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1. What are your 2013 writing goals?

To finish the #Glory-Be-Project
To do all the month long writing projects that I can (Camp NaNo, FFM, ScriptFrenzy, NaPo, DFC, NaNo, and all the ones I'm forgetting XD)

2. What kind of prompts do you like?

I love every kind of prompt, especially when it stretches my limits of writing and thinking ;D

3. What do you do when you have "writers block" or not in the mood for writing?

I force myself to keep writing until I feel like writing again. And if that doesn't work, I take a long, hot bubbly bath :eyes:
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Writer
I love that picture I gave you, can't wait to see what you do with it :p
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Then I should get started! Haha, don't want to disappoint the Great Tigger!
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vespera Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
XD Because I have been meaning to do this:

1. What are your 2013 writing goals? *More form poetry - it's time for a little growing and some humbling.
*To write every day. Something. Even if it's silly. I want to build up a notebook of ideas and poems and scraps and things to come back to later and just be a writer who actually sits down to write.
*To write some really awesome collabs with some new writing partners - you always pick up the coolest things working with others.

2. What kind of prompts do you like?
Visual prompts, like a youtube video or art, or also when someone tells you to emulate something - either a poem type or style or a writer, etc.

3. What do you do when you have "writers block" or not in the mood for writing?
I pull out one of my volumes of poetry. I find that reading several poems by the same poet pulls me into the poems. If I read enough, I often find something that I want to emulate or respond to or I get an idea.
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Writer
Did you have a prompt journal?
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vespera Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I haven't made a digital version of the handwritten one I have, but I am hoping to get something up soonish so people can swap prompts with me - mostly the way I do it tends to be a list of poems I want to write - either a form or the title/idea of the poem, so I have to weed through them and take out the ones I wouldn't want anyone else using. It's a big notebook ;)
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Writer
you have been given a prompt!
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Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
^_^
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Dream-howl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Prompt journal: [link]

Writing goals: do one more round of edits on my novella (and eventually try to publish it), write more on dA, write 100 word essays 1-2 times per week, improve and expand my writing skill
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Writer
I have given you a prompt!
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Dream-howl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly!
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Digital Artist
It's here! [link]

1. Enter these two IRL short story competitions. Finish second draft of my book now that it's normal-people-book-length (just).
2. Things like objects, people, settings, words. My favourite are sets of random ones I have to try and fit together in a story. (Pls give me some? :la:)
3. Something else. :lol:
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Writer
You asked for random, I have given you random!
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Cheers. :la: It's perfect!
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travelgirlxx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Writer
Direct link: [link]
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wordeea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
what an excellent idea !!

our group ( :iconnotreforteressebrule: is organising a huge contest/prompt [link]

That could help some people get their creative juices going !

I will be back with my own prompt journal in a little while
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Writer
I was about to tell you off for not having a prompt journal, but holding you to the promise you are coming back with one :D
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wordeea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
heheh. no worries i will ;) time is just missing a bit right now, but it is in the plan.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
[link] Prompts to the bottom :)
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Writer
I have given you a prompt! :#1:
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I noticed :la:
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Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
1. Commit to writing at least 5 hours a week. I'm starting small, then hopefully going to work my way up. On the way, I've got a list of stories, plays and poetry I want to start writing or finish. I'm just going to check things off as I complete them. No publishing goals this year; I really just need to write better before I send more stuff out. Except writing for The Burr, that kind-of counts as publishing.

2. I really like inventive "first line" prompts. I also think the :iconscreamprompts: challenges are great.

3. Heh, um, well, lately I've been...not writing. I got into a kinda self-destructive thought cycle around November, and I'm really hoping this semester I'll turn it around. Get on more of a schedule. I'll try to work on more than one thing, so if I'm stymied by one project, I can just pick up another one. I know that can lead to unfinished projects, but hopefully since most of my focus this year is on shorter stuff, I'll be able to complete my one long project with the ego boost that comes from completing shorter works.
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Writer
I've got about 12 plays I need to finish- one of which I have had lingering for about 6 years now so need to completely overhaul it!

Where is your prompt journal link?

I love #ScreamPrompts I keep meaning to submit to it! *raspil should kick my butt more.
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Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I haven't posted it yet; I've created a word document, although right now it's just notes, it's not really anything people can use. I'll get it up soon, though!
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Writer
You are forgiven because your icon is pretty!
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Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Okay! Thank you!
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Self-destructive? D:
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Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh! Not, like, self-harming or anything. Mostly just, you know, anxiety issues, overstressing myself, stuff that didn't actually help me in any way.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I figured, but still!
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Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
2013 writing goals

Write something everyday.
Send some poems out for some contests, see what comes of it.
If I don't get into any grad programs this time around, I'll be working on creative writing MFA grad apps (this time it was History MA and PHD apps.)
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Writer
Where is your prompt journal link? :?
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