Taking inspiration from odd sayings

I wouldn’t have classified these as prompts–rather as the sort of humor list that folks mail around for fun–but this person has a point. Why not take a saying from one of those humor lists and use it as a prompt? Grab one of the items from the list linked to above and do one of the following:

  • Journal for 15 minutes about your thoughts regarding the quote.
  • Start a short story with a character repeating or thinking about the quote.
  • Use the quote anywhere within a short story.
  • Use it in an impromptu poem.
  • Free associate from the quote to come up with a story idea.
  • Use the attitudes represented or embodied by the quote to come up with an interesting character.

If you think of any other possibilities, feel free to post them as comments!

“Did I say I wanted to hear your entire plot?”

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6 comments on “Taking inspiration from odd sayings
  1. Steph says:

    I was suprised someone thought I had a point, even more suprised that someone found my blog though. Its not a humour list, per se. I had four hours of spare time and went searching through think exsist because Bree wanted prompts. Whats how we write, prompts however strange they are.

    Theres a lot of places on some websites that have monthly challenges with prompts such as those.

  2. even more suprised that someone found my blog though

    You technorati-tagged it. I like to link to other folks’ prompts off and on for variety, so I search technorati for posts tagged “prompts” every week or two. 🙂

  3. Steph says:

    Ahhh. See, I’m so daft I can’t remember when I tag things. Ah well, this the way the cookie crumbles. You have an interesting place here.

  4. Thank you. I hope you find it useful!

  5. “”A man is often a bad adviser to himself and a good adviser to another. “”
    Old Irish Saying

  6. Sabrina says:

    I was traveling the internet looking for
    “thank you sayings”, and landed on
    your blog.

    Don’t know if this is considered an
    odd saying or even a prompt – but here it
    is (and I like it):

    “Nietzsche is pietzsche”

    Thanks for the opportunity to

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