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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
[link]

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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Beccalicious 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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