30-Day Writing Prompts

Hello there!

Since you’re here, I suppose you’re in need of some inspiration. Or maybe you just want a challenge. Or you just stumbled upon this page and are curious how odd and crazy the prompts I came up with can be. Regardless of the motive, I’m happy you’re here.

If you’re a writer though, I congratulate you on taking action to stop procrastinating or getting out of your comfort zone. I’ve come to realise that sometimes when we feel like writing (maybe for a project we’ve already engaged in) but don’t actually know what to write, writing prompts are a great way of making the wheels in our head spin. And that’s wonderful, we don’t want “the muscle of creativity” to stop training. Truth is that you get better at writing just by writing. If you’d like to read more about my opinion on writing prompts efficacy, I suggest you read THIS post.

I hope you’ll enjoy this list of 30 writing prompts and that it will inspire you to write. Do drop a link in the comment directing me to your work if you use any of them, I’d love to read it. Also, you could use the hashtag #rebeccaraddwritingprompts (this way, more people who used any of the prompts could find you).


Midday Crime Colourless Green Linguistic Skills
Glitter Storm Legendary Flower Rewriting History
Bloody Kiss Counting Disasters The Book of Truth
Heavenly Hell Mystic Love Powerless Queen
Closing Distance The Secret King Thoughtful Idiot
Purple Skies Accidental Tattoo Pool of Wine
Criminal by Accident Fallen Angel Tired Insomniac
Almost Love Half of Heart Sour Desert
Unforgettable Perfume Not Really Engaged Kissing the Ground
Nirvana Tears Black Lips and Red Shoes Pineapple Goddess

Bored of Writing?!

Hello, guys! How’s your week going? I hope you like the posts on this blog.

Today I’m going to respond to a question that I’ve been asked a lot in my life, in particular by those who know me personally. The problem we’re talking about is: “Do you not get bored of writing?”

Till know, you might already know – and if you don’t, you’ll find out now – that I’m not only a blogger but also a writer. So I can see where this curiosity comes from. I write book, or blog posts or working as a freelancer in what concerns the writing sphere, and when I do none of that I usually read. My life revolves around words – whether literature or not.

(Mind you, I’m not that boring; I go out and have fun once in a while. Haha)

When people ask me this, I only tell them that I do not. I enjoy what I do, and I mean it. I fiercely adore what I do! No one forced me to write books or start a blog. It was my choice.

Writing is my passion.

I think that for those out there who don’t really know what it means to be so drawn to something that you cannot literally think about anything else I make no sense. For them, I seem to sink into literature; I’d rather say I dive into it. How could I ever get bored of something that make my life more beautiful, that makes it seem fuller? I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else.

It’s like I have all these voices inside of my head that drive me to share their stories.

I do have writer’s block now and then, but I don’t let this affect me to the extent of not making me cease writing. If I don’t have an idea for the next chapter I find myself writing an article or some poetry, or fanfiction. Of course, I do other things like taking walks, dancing and chatting with friends, but that’s not what I want to pinpoint in this post. Since I’ve written my first novel, I haven’t once thought about quitting writing – and I’ve had my dark periods as anybody else. If anything those times made me a greater writer.

Boredom occurs when you do the same thing over and over again. Writing is different every time.

One chapter is not like the other. Each had its challenges and makes you struggle. But the satisfaction when you finished it is incommensurable. I would high-five myself every time I finish a chapter and tell myself I did a good job. It might not be my best chapter, but I managed to write it and it’s enough for me.

Writing is for persons who are determined.

Do you get easily bored of your hobbies or do you stick to it? Also, if you’re a blogger/writer – do you not get bored of writing?

Q & A (writer)

Hello! I thought you might want to know more things about me as a writer so I came up with some questions to which I will answer. If you want to know anything else, feel free to ask. If it’s the case, I will also do a Q&A part two.

Also, I’m thinking about making a Q&A regarding me as a person – likes, dislikes, hobbies, etc. Would you like it?

  1. When did you start writing?

I started writing fanfiction when I was in the fifth grade and looking back at it, it makes me cringe. However, I wrote before that, only my works were rather lovely letters in which I expressed my thoughts for my loved once.

But it was a beginning for me, as in the seventh grade I’ve had the first attempt at writing an original novel. The concept of it wasn’t bad but was too much for a child to handle – as in too complicated. I dropped that book’s idea, but I continued to write.

  1. Why did you start writing?

Well, it felt right. Anything who finds his calling will know what I’m talking about. It will sound cliché, but I feel like I have to write. It’s like there are these voices in my head that demand me to tell their stories. I love what I do and I love to create emotion. Books impressed and inspired me, and I wanted to do the same to others.

  1. What’s your genre?

Well, that a question authors should respond to easily; yet, I find myself at a crossroad. Mainly, it is romance. But Action, Fantasy and YA are also in my sphere. However, no matter what genre I write in, my books always contain a lot of physic analysis.

  1. When did you decide to become a writer?

I didn’t know I was going to be a writer, despite my passion for writing. I would rather say I didn’t decide to be a writer, but the writing itself decided to make me one. After I published my second novel, I realised the first one hadn’t been pure luck. I knew what I was doing, or so I thought – the more mature me could question it. So, after my second novel was out I was like “Every successful person encourages newbies to do what they like, to follow their passion if they want to be happy. I finally know what I could do all my life and never grow bored of it – write.”

  1. Do you believe in writer’s block?

No. Writer’s block is a lame excuse when you find yourself in a difficult situation. I think there are times when you might not know where the book goes or how to continue, but if you take a deep breath, take a walk, and try to see the things from a different point of view, it’s impossible not to get over that situation.

Constancy Is Important

Today, I want to talk about a thing which took a while for me to understand. I would like to use school as an excuse since it busies me, but I’m not that type of person. I’d much rather admit I wasn’t trying enough.

I think many persons who strive to make a career out of writing don’t actually have time to write every day. There might be domesticities much more pressing, which cannot suffer any delay. I am also sure that, at the end of the day, those persons would say “Why open my laptop/notebook only to write a few paragraphs? I will make time and write tomorrow a consistent chapter!”. Only that the next day, they are even busier.

I get the fact that one might not be able to write every single day of the week, but let me explain to you what I’ve observed since I started dedicating more time to writing.

  1. My writing has improved overall.

It’s normal that since you practice more, your writing because better; but what surprised me was that by adding only three-four hours of writing a week, in a month at most, my ideas were flowing, my writing was more correct (I wasn’t writing in my mother tongue), and I could write more in one session.

  1. I didn’t need any inspiration

Many writers hide behind a “muse”. I had none since from the very beginning. However, there were moments when I didn’t feel inspired to write, meaning I had no idea what I wanted to happen in the respective chapter. By writing more frequently, I’ve noticed that even though I opened my Microsoft Word without any ideas, after two or three sentences which were “forced”, suddenly, there would be a sparkle in my mind. Then, a grand fire would ignite.

  1. I found time management easier

It took me a while to finally make time to sit down and write. At first, it was hard, both mentally and physically. But after a period, it became easier to handle. It improved my time management skills, and I began to be able to finish my duties in time to write.

  1. I was more satisfied with myself

I want to be a known writer almost as much as I want to breathe. It’s my passion and I love every up and down of this career. The fact that I was able to maintain a schedule of writing made me more confident in my powers and more satisfied. It’s great when you achieve what you aimed for, isn’t’ it?

It’s ok to write a little every day than writing one long chapter and then taking a break for a week. Any piece counts. You don’t have to necessarily concentrate on the project you’re working on. You could as well write a letter, a short-story, try your hand at poetry, an article; the main idea is to write something.

I’ve also heard that some are afraid that, if they write for the sake of writing, all that will come out of their pen/keyboard will be crap. Well, it might! Write crap today, and tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow. You cannot write crap every single day! Trust me; you’ll get better at writing less crap and more of an enjoyable story.

To draw a conclusion, I would like to say that consistency is what makes a writer evolve – not the article he reads, the courses he takes or as such. Steadiness is the key to success in any domain, but in this especially. If you won’t write for a very long period of time, you’ll find it hard to dive in again, and it would certainly take you a while to accommodate.

So, as an advice, I can say only one thing: Be constant, no matter what!

I’m curious what your opinion is. Do you agree or not with me?

Don’t be afraid to write crap because crap makes great fertilizer. Jessica Brody

Criticism vs. Mean Comments

I am a writer. If you want to be one too, welcome in the club! Seriously, though, what was in your head?

Oh, keep calm, I’m just kidding.

I know – you adore writing, telling stories, and spreading emotion. I care, your fans care, but not everyone will care. Now that you’ve decided to follow this path, be prepared to be criticized and talked a lot of crap!

This post is born out of the frustration that some are not capable of creating anything, but they think it’s alright to tell you how to do your job. And I’m not talking about those who express a well-reasoned opinion which is not offensive at all. So, doing what I know best namely, -using my mood to create, not to destroy-, I decided that I should write about the difference between criticism and mean comments. In the future, I will also write a post about how you should cope with this last category.

Let’s start, shall we?


According to the dictionary, the word criticism has the following meanings:

Criticism noun: criticism; plural noun: criticisms

  1. the expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes.
  2. the analysis and judgement of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work.”

In my opinion, criticism is not necessarily a bad thing. It means that your work has woken up something into the reader. However, I think that only certain persons are entitled to criticize. I think that persons with a vast literary experience and analysis capacity can actually proceed on commenting on a piece of work.

As a writer, you may or may not appreciate the critics’ opinions, but it can give you a better overall view regarding your art. Art is subjective; so even critics may not be on the same page when it comes to it. It’s fine, though.

But let’s face it. A critic will never tell you how you should’ve written. He just analyzes what you give him. A critic that respects himself should never, under any circumstance, judge the writer. In addition to this, he should not criticize the book on a subjective level. He has to take into consideration the structure, the coherence, the uniqueness, the dialogue, the description, the characterization etc.

Moreover, the critic brings to light both the faults and the merits. It’s not an easy job to be a critic. I admire the people who can do it right.

Critics’ opinions should be definitely read.

Still, not many books get into their hands. The most writers will confront with:

Mean comments

You’ll probably find them quite often. I get it that not everyone has to like a certain work, but the way he expresses his disapproval is very important. The “mean comments” are those who don’t bring rational reasons for disliking your work, or comment on it after reading only few lines or a chapter.

It has to be added that mean comments are, in essence, rude. They often consist of insults towards the work and the author. It’s funny, though, that in general, the persons who write this kind of comments did nothing in the field even if they have an expert air – or they think so.

Unfortunately, these comments don’t tell you anything about what you’ve done right. There’s no way you’ll find any praise in them.

These comments are the ones which may hurt your feelings or make you doubt yourself. Also, they are the ones which shouldn’t be taken into consideration. Unless one is capable of voicing his thoughts without being impolite, I am not interested in hearing them. I won’t offend him or judge him, so why should he do so to me?

Have you encountered lots of this so-called haters? What’s your opinion on the subject and how do you usually react?