Nathan Burgoine's Reviews > Writers Book of Matches: 1,001 Prompts to Ignite Your Fiction

Writers Book of Matches by Fresh Boiled Peanuts
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Apr 25, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 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 then market, it happened by accident when I saw some calls for submission that ended up suiting perfectly stories I'd already written from the prompts.

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March 24, 2007 – Finished Reading
April 25, 2012 – Shelved
January 23, 2013 – Shelved as: nonfiction

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