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Writers Book of Matches: 1,001 Prompts to Ignite Your Fiction

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  115 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Designed to help writers find inspiration anytime, anywhere, The Writer's Book of Matches is both muse and exercise partner for beginning and professional writers. This dynamic title: Is jam-packed with 1,001 creative prompts - more than any other book on the market Provides a spectrum of prompts, including situational, dialogue oriented, and point-of-view changing exercis ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Writer's Digest Books
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Kim B.
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
The best writing idea book I've encountered in possibly my whole life, if only because it was exactly what I was looking for at the time.
Renee
Nov 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: writers
Shelves: writing
This book is perfect to pull out when I want to write, but don't have a topic.
Nathan Burgoine
Apr 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
I use this book when I'm well and truly stuck. For the most part, the prompts get me pondering, get some words on the page, and then I'll go back to the project in question that had be stymied with a renewed sense of "I can do this."

The flip side? I've also had three prompts from this book turn into pieces that I ended up getting published as short fiction in anthologies. So even though I didn't go into using this book from the point of view of it creating complete stories I could th
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Tommy
Jun 03, 2008 rated it liked it
This book delivers exactly what it says - prompts. Ideas, sentences, scenarios, quotes, etc to launch the imagination for a story.

I have to say, they are very original prompts, ranging from comical to devastating. I've yet to chase any of them into the rabbit hole, but look forward to launching a handful of stories based on the premises in the book, just for the pure exercise of doing so.

Even if you're not a writer, the prompts are fresh enough to be a great conversation
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Emily
Nov 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: writers
Shelves: humor
This is the perfect companion for any writer or aspiring writer. It's full of helping hands, to get creativity flowing. Some prompts are very short and some are more complex, requiring involvement of perhaps 3 elements in your writing piece (of course it's up to you how you use the prompt). I've used this many, many times and come out with short stories I'm very pleased with.
Aaron Steinmetz
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you are a writer, you need this book. If you think you are a writer, you need this book. If you aren't a writer but wish you were, what's wrong with you? Go get a real job and quit these self-destructive tendencies.
Melissa Kline
May 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a mixed-bag of fun writing prompts. I bring it to every writing group! Very useful and helpful!
Dana Jerman
Feb 26, 2010 rated it liked it
Mostly for adults, but good for getting kids to write as well.
Amanda
Dec 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: writing
More like the writer's book of kindling.
Kate
Mar 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: writing-helps
Great writing exercises.
Amy Saunders
Oct 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any fiction writer.
Shelves: writing-prompts
An excellent book to get the ideas flowing.
Laura Guilbault
Aug 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: 15+
Shelves: on-writing
A lot of good writing prompts in here, good for daily exercises.
Abigail Singer
Mar 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I'm always searching for a good prompt or two to get me started in writing. This nifty little book has 1001 prompts to chose from and I use it in my weekly writer's group.
Bree
Feb 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
i love this. it is a must have. i use it every day and i cant get enough of it.
when i first got it, i marked all my favorites in differnt colors of highlighter
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