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

Day 8. #30daybloggingchallenge

Write about something you struggle with.

I confess: I am afraid I am not good enough.

We’re getting personal today, it seems. I feel like writing always leaves me naked, vulnerable. It’s something about undressing one’s soul. When you read someone, if you can read between the lines, a blog post, a book, poetry – all of them break the walls of the writer.

Indeed, I think many people struggle with this issue, not only artists (though there is no doubt they do!). I am not afraid of failure, as I think we should see it as a lesson. You know, a kick in the ass we need, so we move forward.

In regards to my work, I think my “inner critic” is to be blamed. I feel like no matter how much I work, even if I progress, I am not good enough – and then there comes the sensation that I will never be. I am not satisfied with my writing, the final result. I exhaust myself and give 110% to improve. I put my heart, my mind, my everything I am still afraid it’s not enough. As if I could’ve done more. I look up to different writers, and I don’t compare myself to them because styles are different and unique, but I feel like I can’t transmit so much emotion, that I don’t have what it takes. I am afraid that people read my work and don’t feel anything. Being indifferent would hurt me more than if people would dislike what I am writing.

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Writing Insights on 2016

Oh My God!

Aaa! I’m so excited to share this with you! I can barely hold my contentment while I’m writing this. 2016 was a good year for my writing life, and I’ve received a report on my writing from Grammarly. I was shocked!
Of course, I had to share this with you. I hope it rather motivates you to pass my “achievement.”

Your Year With Grammarly
You typed up a storm this year. Nice job!
Here’s a quick summary of your activity.

words checked
mistakes corrected

advanced mistakes

Wow, what a year you’ve had. Based on our calculations we
see that you had 864,560 words
checked with Grammarly this year. Good job!

That’s not all. You made 2,157 corrections.
That’s a rate of only 0.18% mistakes per words
written. Good stuff indeed. Oh, and by the way,
572 of these corrections were advanced
(Premium) mistakes.
We can’t wait to see what you cook up for 2017.
Onward and upward!

All I can say is “Yuhu!” and “I hope to be even more productive this year!”

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?

The Importance of Music in the Creative Process

Hello, guys! Assuming you read later in the day — how did your day go?

Since we’re talking about music, we’re just going to dive into it. But please, before reading further, indulge yourself and turn on the song you like so much! It’s going to take you only a few seconds, right?

Music is important to all us. Whether we listen to it at a party or by ourselves, it can change anyone’s mood in minutes — even faster, actually. Whether you listen to it all day long thanks to your phone or you simply “shake it off” when you hear your song on the street, it doesn’t matter. Music has the power to change our day. Of course, I don’t exclude the classical/opera music, which isn’t suited for dancing (But what do I know? Do what you feel like!), but it’s so perfect when you want to relax or to only experience something internally.

Today’s post is about the importance of music in the creative process. I know that people aren’t the same; in consequence “the creative process” it’s not the same. However, supposing there are more people like me — who write with their headphones on — let’s discuss a little about how important a role the music plays.

I hope this post can make you see how music could help you when you’re having a hard time writing.

1. Music changes your mood

Personally, I listen to whatever I like, but when I have to write a very dynamic scene (e.g. fight) or an emotional one (e.g. confession, death), I immediately switch to some songs that I know they “give me feels.” It’s like I get sucked into the atmosphere created around me and being set in the needed mood, I can write properly. Am I the only one? I doubt it.

I want to emphasise that it is very important that you pick songs that you like, but which fit the scene you want to write. If you want to write a sad scene, it might actually be harder doing that while listening to funky, cheerful songs.

This is only my theory, but I think music triggers certain memories that we associate with the lyrics, and even if we get them just in flashes, the heart is almost hit by a “wave of emotion.” Or maybe I don’t know what I’m saying and I’m a weirdo. Good thing I appreciate this stuff, right?

2. Music makes your writing flow

Once in a while, I’d write without music — not because I want to, but due to external factors. What I’ve noticed is that the flow of my writing is better when I’m listening to music. I don’t know if it’s because I’m used to it or because I find it energising, but my thoughts are better organised when I listen to the music. Thus, my flow improves. I don’t find it as hard to find my words, to combine scenes, to write descriptions or dialogue. And the writing doesn’t seem “forced.”Not to mention that I don’t feel like taking breaks often when there’s my favourite song playing in the background.

Not to mention that I don’t feel like taking breaks as often when there’s my favourite song playing in the background. I actually find myself closing my eyes for a few moments, humming the rhythm and getting back to writing.

However, I don’t suggest using it while editing. You can read more about that HERE.

3. Music is inspiring

Writer’s block.

These are the two most hated words by writers. Of course, if you take any artist and associate his work and the “block”, he won’t be happy either. But I keep things simple and talk about what I know. Whenever I have this frustration because it seems I can’t write anything, I turn on music and close my eyes, letting the sensations it creates enter my being. Very often I find myself writing soon afterwards — sometimes continuing my work, other times only writing something. What is the aim of a writer, after all? To tell a story that makes one feel. I couldn’t do it without feeling something myself; music inspires me.

Also, if you feel like you need some more inspiration, you might want to check out THIS post.

As you can see, music is essential for some in the creative process, including myself. For those of you who are experiencing some struggles with creating right now — and don’t already use music in their process — you should give it a go. At last, see if it fits your needs! I would love to hear about your experience and what songs you’re listening to.

Also, how do you prefer working: with or without music? And how important do you think it is in the process?



She isn’t the most beautiful girl in the world.

Her skin is not fair, but rather ghostly and those glasses keep slipping off her nose – the square glasses attempt to give her a cool air, but the smell of old books that persists on her gives away that she’s a library mouse. She’s too short and weights too much. Her dull clothes tell don’t say something about her personality  this girl could be a nerd as well as a double-agent.

She doesn’t follow the pattern of the society which makes her dangerous. And she knows it. Each time she lifts her eyes, intelligence gleams in them; she seems to objectively analyse everyone around, not focusing too much on anyone in particular. She does not want to be stared at, yet she doesn’t offer intimacy to the ones surrounding her. Her gestures are swift and confident which makes her stand out without even realising it. Not many persons do possess such accuracy.

I tap on my foot while waiting for the subway. She is restless. I am curious what her story is. Biting my lip, I pull out my notebook. I want to write, but the subway has come. Her hair is a rich brown mess. Before I have time to throw a second glance, the girl is gone as if she had never been there.

Was it only my imagination?