20 June 2013

Writing Prompts: Where to Find Story Inspirations Online

This is my answer to the gap between ideas and action - I will write it out.
~ Hortense Calisher

t’s Day 20 of the WordCount Blogathon.  Do you know where you’re next post is coming from?

Coming up with topics to write about can be a bit daunting even if you’re not participating in a 30 day blogging challenge.  Especially if you care about writing articles that are helpful, informative, or entertaining.

Pictures of cuddly dogs and cats are great, but ultimately, they’re a time-waster, and are easily found all over Facebook.  You know your readers’ time is precious, and you want to give them a story worth staying for.  But you’re running out of ideas.  What in the world should you write about?

Digg’s About Us page says it all:

Digg delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet right now. The Internet is full of great stories, and Digg helps you find, read, and share the very best ones.
NY Times. . .
. . .Or your newspaper of choice.  You can sign up for news alerts on the categories that interest you.  I signed up for daily headlines, breaking news, social science, and the arts.

Google Alerts
Similar to the news alerts, you can set up Google to let you know anytime an article or press release appears online. 

Stories are all around us.  Which one will you pick to tell?

Oremus pro invicem,
~ Mikaela

What other sites inspire your creativity?

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