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Welcome! I've written some of my favorite stories with simple writing prompts that have encouraged my imagination to come up with things I probably wouldn't have come up with otherwise. Check back each week for new writing prompts, or sign up for Readinary to receive my weekly emails and get the prompts in your inbox along with my latest posts. I've also set up a simple submission page you can use to suggest writing prompts.

Latest Writing Prompt

Write about your doppelganger, what makes them different from you?

Prompt courtesy Ryan M. Williams, author of Invasion of the Book Snatchers.

Invasion of the Book Snatchers


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Previous Writing Prompts

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Write about an insect that scares you.

Prompt courtesy Ryan M. Williams, author of The Gingerbread House.

The Gingerbread House
Draw seven Scrabble tiles and make a word. Replace the tiles used and make another word. Use those two words for your story.

Prompt courtesy Ryan M. Williams, author of Dark Matters.

Dark Matters
Pick a favorite food. Now give it a curse.

Have fun with this week's prompt. Who placed the curse? What does it do? Why is it cursed? Prompt courtesy Ryan M. Williams, author of Stowaway to Eternity.

Stowaway to Eternity

About the Author Ryan

Ryan M. Williams lives a double life as a full-time career librarian and a multi-genre writer with over twenty books. He writes across a range of genres including science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, mystery, horror, and romance. He earned a Master of Arts degree in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University and a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose University. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies from Pocket Books, WMG Publish, and in On Spec Magazine.

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