So, I'm not sure how many of my fellow writers are aware of this, but Reddit has a great writing community--and with that community, a constant flow of new writing prompts. I decided that while I go through training here with the army, I will be keeping my writing skills up-to-snuff by doing a couple of these writing prompts per week.
You can find the source for these prompts here. I invite anyone else to join me in this writing prompt challenge and share their pieces in the comments below, as well as on Reddit!
Why do the prompts?
As with any learned skill, or craft, it is important to maintain a healthy practice and frequent use of your learned skills. Too much of an absence from writing can cause your skills, and the quality of your work, to deteriorate ... much like how you will lose physical muscle if you stop working out or going to the gym and let your body slump into relative disuse and an unchallenged state.
Even if you don't fancy yourself a writer, and perhaps stumbled upon my blog due to some of the other postings--like Warhammer, or my brief mentions of movies and TV shows--writing can still be beneficial! Not only can it offer a sort of unique relaxation for the body and mind, (writing is often sighted as being therapeutic) but it can also help jog new ideas or concepts for other aspects of your life. Maybe there is a problem to which you can't find the answer? The parts of the mind activated when writing, and creating, can help come up with unique solutions to unique problems.
So, go ahead and give these prompts a shot, hopefully they provide a unique and enjoyable challenge. If not, hopefully at the very least, my writing is as enjoyable for you to read as it was for me to write.
Have a great day!
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Matthew Taylor is from beautiful, sunny Southern California. He has an avid love for Science Fiction and Fantasy.