Friday, October 5, 2012

"Oh, Tyler! I Want!"

That's what I said to my husband in Costco the other day. He left me oozing my way through the book section while he ran and checked the price of something--milk was it? I think so. Like I said, I was oozing through books, so I wasn't paying terrifically close attention to eatables at the moment. When he returned I showed him this book: "642 Things to Write About."
One of these days, I will get myself a copy. (Just to note, Costco does have the best price on it. It's $10-something instead of $11.53 from Amazon.) This book so totally struck my writing fancy. Here's the description; read it and see if it doesn't strike yours...
This collection of 642 outrageous and witty writing prompts will get the creative juices flowing in no time. From crafting your own obituary to penning an ode to an onion, each page of this playful journal invites inspiration and provides plenty of space to write. Brimming with entertaining exercises from the literary minds of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, this is the ultimate gift for scribes of every stripe.
Penning an ode to an onion! I love it! Anything to get me writing something!
Other examples from Amazon's "Look Inside" preview:
A houseplant is dying. Tell it why it needs to live.
Write a scene where the only spoken dialogue is "Uh-huh," "Um," "Errr," "Mm-mmm."
Splendid, simply splendid. Doubtless there are some suggestions that will need a Sharpie (there always are; don't ask me why), but hey--this is a book that's meant to be written in anyway!


  1. Oh! Sounds fun! I'm going to see if my Costco has it...

  2. Well, I guess I won't be getting myself a copy. My Tyler has spoiled me rotten: he got one of the last copies from our Costco today!
    Is he sweet or what?!