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14 Prompts: Practical Writing Prompts that Inspire (PLUS: Win a Free Manuscript Critique)

14 prompts: Practical Writing Prompts that InspireI am so excited to announce the release of my first eBook, 14 Prompts.

How do you find more inspiration right now?

How do you discipline yourself to write even when you’re busy?

What do you do about writer’s block?

14 Prompts solves problems that plague every writer. Readers have said again and again that it’s a perfect blend between inspiring art and practical advice. If you follow these prompts, one per day, in two weeks you will be a better, more inspired writer.

About 14 Prompts

This eBook is meant to inspire you, teach you, and then set you loose to write something remarkable.

The writing prompts and chapters are based off the best of thewritepractice.com, edited, expanded, and framed by a never-before-seen introduction and conclusion.

Most collections of writing prompts have hundreds or even thousands of prompts. Why does this book only have fourteen? This book isn’t meant to be a random list of ideas to begin your novel, it’s meant to inspire you to a whole new way of seeing your writing and even your life.

How to Get a Copy

To purchase your copy of 14 Prompts for $7, follow the link below.

Purchase 14 Prompts for $2.99

However, for a limited time, I’m giving away a free copy of 14 Prompts if you become a subscriber.

Subscribers receive posts sent directly to their email inbox. It’s an easy and hassle-free way to improve your writing. And if the emails ever become overbearing, you can always unsubscribe and keep your free eBook. There’s no risk.

To receive your free eBook, enter your email address below.

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You will instantly receive a link to download your copy of 14 Prompts.

(And as a thank you for those of you who already subscribe, check the bottom of your next update to download your free copy.)

Win a Free Manuscript Critique

First of all, if you’ve already downloaded and read 14 Prompts, let me say thank you. Creating new things to share is my biggest passion, and I’m so grateful that you’ve taken the time to read 14 Prompts.

To properly thank you for reading, I’d like to offer you a chance to win a free critique of the first 10 pages of your novel, non-fiction book, or short story. Normally, I charge $35 for this, but I’m offering it to one writer on the house.

Here’s how to win. If you enjoyed 14 Prompts and want to win a free critique, help me spread the word.

  • Share this post on your social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Google+)
  • Email it to a friend (or your entire critique group)
  • Write a blog post about 14 Prompts
  • Print it out and give it to all your writing buddies

Then, post what you did in the comments. For example, say, “I shared this post on Facebook, wrote a blog post, and emailed my 27 writing friends the link.” From the commenters, we will pick one random person to win the free critique (and I promise it will be random).

The winner will be chosen on Tuesday, December 20th, at 5 pm EST. So get sharing!

Are You Inspired?

True inspiration is a rare thing. I have found that I am most inspired when I am able to let go, take a deep breath, and open my eyes to see the world around me.

My hope is that 14 Prompts will inspire you, that it will allow you to let go, that it will enable you to see the world as if for the first time. My hope is that it will make you a more productive, more creative writer.

If you’ve read 14 Prompts, how did it inspire you? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Are you ready to get your free eBook?

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About Joe Bunting

Joe Bunting is a writer and entrepreneur. He is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller Let's Write a Short Story! and the co-founder of Story Cartel. You can follow him on Twitter (@joebunting).

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  • http://BrianAlonzo.com Brian Alonzo

    This is great Joe. Looking forward to reading it.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Brian!

  • http://BrianAlonzo.com Brian Alonzo

    This is great Joe. Looking forward to reading it.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Brian!

  • http://allthingsloss.com Kevin Mackesy

    I’ve read 14 Prompts and it’s good. Joe’s prompts really pull me out of writing comfort zone and force me to think differently than I ever have with pen in hand (or hand on keyboard). It’s worth the time and $7 – but of course if you hurry up and subscribe you get it FREE!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Kevin!

  • http://allthingsloss.com Kevin Mackesy

    I’ve read 14 Prompts and it’s good. Joe’s prompts really pull me out of writing comfort zone and force me to think differently than I ever have with pen in hand (or hand on keyboard). It’s worth the time and $7 – but of course if you hurry up and subscribe you get it FREE!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Kevin!

  • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

    awesome!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks for all your help, Jeff.

  • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

    awesome!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks for all your help, Jeff.

  • http://www.brandonclements.com Brandon Clements

    This is awesome Joe, so pumped for you! People are really going to benefit from this.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Brandon. It’s no Every Bush is Burning, but a guy’s got to start somewhere ;)

      • http://www.brandonclements.com Brandon Clements

        You’re silly:)

        Never heard of that book, I’ll have to check it out…

        • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

          Ha!

  • http://www.brandonclements.com Brandon Clements

    This is awesome Joe, so pumped for you! People are really going to benefit from this.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Brandon. It’s no Every Bush is Burning, but a guy’s got to start somewhere ;)

      • http://www.brandonclements.com Brandon Clements

        You’re silly:)

        Never heard of that book, I’ll have to check it out…

        • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

          Ha!

  • http://godspotting.net Sheila Seiler Lagrand

    Thank you!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      My pleasure, Sheila. I hope it inspires you.

  • http://godspotting.net Sheila Seiler Lagrand

    Thank you!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      My pleasure, Sheila. I hope it inspires you.

  • http://hisfirefly.blogspot.com/ HisFireFly

    I just shared this on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/karin.fendick

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Karin :)

  • http://hisfirefly.blogspot.com/ HisFireFly

    I just shared this on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/karin.fendick

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Karin :)

  • http://www.bethanysuckrow.com/ Bethany Suckrow

    So excited for this!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Bethany!

  • http://shewritesandrights.blogspot.com Bethany Suckrow

    So excited for this!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Bethany!

  • Melinda Williams

    I’m new to this site and blogging in general, but I’ve been a writer for years. (I’ve only seriously pursued my writing for the last couple of years, though.) I’m looking forward to improving on my passion and growing as a writer. I just downloaded the 14 prompts and can’t wait to get started!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Glad you found us, Melinda. I hope the book inspires you :)

    • kati

      Hi Melinda, i wanted to say “hey” — I’m a frequent flyer to this site and it has been really cool to receive feedback in this format (so much easier and “truer” than asking neighbors to read a segment, or trying to garner input from blogging!). I like how you say it, “improving on my passion.” I usually think of passion as being whatever it is, but i guess it can be worked on, like anything else good in life. thanks for the insight! and welcome :-)

  • Melinda Williams

    I’m new to this site and blogging in general, but I’ve been a writer for years. (I’ve only seriously pursued my writing for the last couple of years, though.) I’m looking forward to improving on my passion and growing as a writer. I just downloaded the 14 prompts and can’t wait to get started!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Glad you found us, Melinda. I hope the book inspires you :)

    • kati

      Hi Melinda, i wanted to say “hey” — I’m a frequent flyer to this site and it has been really cool to receive feedback in this format (so much easier and “truer” than asking neighbors to read a segment, or trying to garner input from blogging!). I like how you say it, “improving on my passion.” I usually think of passion as being whatever it is, but i guess it can be worked on, like anything else good in life. thanks for the insight! and welcome :-)

  • Barbara Cann

    Thanks, Joe!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      You’re welcome, Barbara. I hope it helps your writing.

  • Barbara Cann

    Thanks, Joe!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      You’re welcome, Barbara. I hope it helps your writing.

  • seth_barnes

    Well done, Joe!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Seth!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527087281 Seth Barnes

    Well done, Joe!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Seth!

  • http://www.nurturingcreativity.net/ Denise Urena

    Appreciate this, Joe! Just read the first 2 prompts, but it looks great so far – very well thought out.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Denise. I’m glad you’re enjoying it. I hope you enjoy the rest!

  • http://www.madebydenise.net Denise Smedley

    Appreciate this, Joe! Just read the first 2 prompts, but it looks great so far – very well thought out.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Denise. I’m glad you’re enjoying it. I hope you enjoy the rest!

  • http://www.donaldmcallister.com/ Don McAllister

    Excellent book, Joe!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Don!

  • http://www.linchpinbloggers.com/ Don McAllister

    Excellent book, Joe!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Don!

  • Markpsadler

    I clicked and nothing happened, so I am subscribed but no download! please send a download to markpsadler@kindle.com, I would use it more there any way. Tghanks

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      I’ve sent you the PDF to your email, Mark. So sorry for the trouble.

      Unfortunately, 14 Prompts is not yet available on the Kindle. But I will let you know when it is :)

  • Markpsadler

    I clicked and nothing happened, so I am subscribed but no download! please send a download to markpsadler@kindle.com, I would use it more there any way. Tghanks

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      I’ve sent you the PDF to your email, Mark. So sorry for the trouble.

      Unfortunately, 14 Prompts is not yet available on the Kindle. But I will let you know when it is :)

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  • Allyhawkins

    I’ve just started it and like what I see. I shared this post on my Facebook page and I plan on using these prompts in the two English classes I will be teaching at Great Basin College in Pahrump, NV. One is English compositio(Eng. 101) and the other is the prerequisite to the English composition(E 95), a pass/fail course, if it is okay with me sharing it with the classes. That’s what I plan on doing with these prompts. I would like to be considered for the 10 page critique. Thank you.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Consider yourself considered, Ally. I’m so glad you like it. And yes, I would love it if you used them for your class. That would be something of a dream come true for me. Thanks Ally.

  • Allyhawkins

    I’ve just started it and like what I see. I shared this post on my Facebook page and I plan on using these prompts in the two English classes I will be teaching at Great Basin College in Pahrump, NV. One is English compositio(Eng. 101) and the other is the prerequisite to the English composition(E 95), a pass/fail course, if it is okay with me sharing it with the classes. That’s what I plan on doing with these prompts. I would like to be considered for the 10 page critique. Thank you.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Consider yourself considered, Ally. I’m so glad you like it. And yes, I would love it if you used them for your class. That would be something of a dream come true for me. Thanks Ally.

  • Allyhawkins

    I meant, if it is okay with YOU to share these in my classes. My apologies for the goof.

  • Allyhawkins

    I meant, if it is okay with YOU to share these in my classes. My apologies for the goof.

  • http://www.eileenknowles.com Eileen

    Thanks, Joe. Downloaded and ready for reading. Looking forward to it.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Great, Eileen. Hope you like it. :)

  • http://www.eileenknowles.com Eileen

    Thanks, Joe. Downloaded and ready for reading. Looking forward to it.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Great, Eileen. Hope you like it. :)

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  • Alexia Purdy

    I can’t find the link to download for free on my email. I’m subscribed and tried clicking everything. Can I still get it? Alexia Purdy alexeea@yahoo.com

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Hi Alexia. I’ve emailed you a copy. Please let me know if you don’t get it. Thanks for letting me know.

  • Alexia Purdy

    I can’t find the link to download for free on my email. I’m subscribed and tried clicking everything. Can I still get it? Alexia Purdy alexeea@yahoo.com

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Hi Alexia. I’ve emailed you a copy. Please let me know if you don’t get it. Thanks for letting me know.

  • Eric Hanson

    This is great stuff Joe. I just read it all as I stuck waiting in a hotel lobby in St. Louis. Actually a perfect way to spend the day.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Nice, Eric. That sounds awesome. You want to me me in St. Louis? We could go to the fair…

  • http://twitter.com/EricIsHanson Eric Hanson

    This is great stuff Joe. I just read it all as I stuck waiting in a hotel lobby in St. Louis. Actually a perfect way to spend the day.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Nice, Eric. That sounds awesome. You want to me me in St. Louis? We could go to the fair…

  • Margaret

    Thanks. I sent a copy to my sister to help break her block in to pieces.

  • Margaret

    Thanks. I sent a copy to my sister to help break her block in to pieces.

  • Mariaanne

    Hey I just finished it and did the first assignment. You are a blessing Joe. Your book and this blog make me feel like writing and like “a writer” again. I’m not sure why it works so well for me but I think part of it is that your writing sounds “true” like you are a friend talking to me. I am very happy to have been able to read your book, very inspired. Thank you!!!!!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      What a wonderful note, Marianne. Thank you. I’m so happy you feel like a writer again (you are one).

  • Marianne

    Hey I just finished it and did the first assignment. You are a blessing Joe. Your book and this blog make me feel like writing and like “a writer” again. I’m not sure why it works so well for me but I think part of it is that your writing sounds “true” like you are a friend talking to me. I am very happy to have been able to read your book, very inspired. Thank you!!!!!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      What a wonderful note, Marianne. Thank you. I’m so happy you feel like a writer again (you are one).

  • http://www.heartofacoachswife.blogspot.com christan

    I just shared this on FB. Looking forward to reading your inspiration. Thanks so much for wanting to help others. Emailing this post to my recently-published-for-the-first-time sister in law!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks so much Christan! And congratulations to your sister-in-law. What’s her name?

  • http://www.heartofacoachswife.blogspot.com christan

    I just shared this on FB. Looking forward to reading your inspiration. Thanks so much for wanting to help others. Emailing this post to my recently-published-for-the-first-time sister in law!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks so much Christan! And congratulations to your sister-in-law. What’s her name?

  • http://profiles.google.com/lialondon.g Lia London

    I tweeted, posted on my FB author page, and downloaded the prompts. I’m totally pumped to use the prompts for ideas on my blog in the upcoming weeks, and love the whole idea of the Write Practice. It’s a site after my own heart. English teacher!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Lia!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks for sharing and tweeting Lia. I’m so glad you like the write practice. If you’re interested, I would love it if you would write a guest post. Perhaps about your own writing process as you penned *The Circle of the Law.*

      Joe Bunting
      joebunting.com

  • http://profiles.google.com/lialondon.g Lia London

    I tweeted, posted on my FB author page, and downloaded the prompts. I’m totally pumped to use the prompts for ideas on my blog in the upcoming weeks, and love the whole idea of the Write Practice. It’s a site after my own heart. English teacher!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks Lia!

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Thanks for sharing and tweeting Lia. I’m so glad you like the write practice. If you’re interested, I would love it if you would write a guest post. Perhaps about your own writing process as you penned *The Circle of the Law.*

      Joe Bunting
      joebunting.com

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  • Brittany

    Mmm…a facebook friend posted this link at just the right time. I am in India now and will be returning to the States next week. I am the only American living in a children’s home with almost 40 Indians, and I won’t have any sort of debrief before leaving. I write daily (mostly to Jesus), love blogging, and consider the mass emails I send to my loved ones of high importance. With all of that said — I am so thankful for this! It will help me to realize “what is.”

    Excited and thankful,
    Brittany

    http://belovedchurch.blogspot.com/

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Nice, Brittany. I’m glad this found you at the right time.

      It sounds like you’re about to go through an intense coming how experience. How long have you been in India?

      Thanks for including the link to your blog. I’ll check it out :) Enjoy the book!

  • Brittany

    Mmm…a facebook friend posted this link at just the right time. I am in India now and will be returning to the States next week. I am the only American living in a children’s home with almost 40 Indians, and I won’t have any sort of debrief before leaving. I write daily (mostly to Jesus), love blogging, and consider the mass emails I send to my loved ones of high importance. With all of that said — I am so thankful for this! It will help me to realize “what is.”

    Excited and thankful,
    Brittany

    http://belovedchurch.blogspot.com/

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Nice, Brittany. I’m glad this found you at the right time.

      It sounds like you’re about to go through an intense coming how experience. How long have you been in India?

      Thanks for including the link to your blog. I’ll check it out :) Enjoy the book!

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  • Ricker117

    Joe, looking for the book since I just joined but after joining the list, I can’t find the ebook. Help…

  • Ricker117

    Joe, looking for the book since I just joined but after joining the list, I can’t find the ebook. Help…

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  • Marie

    I shared this on Facebook.

  • Marie

    I shared this on Facebook.

  • Eric Schneider

    I just entered my email address for the free copy, and I didn’t get it. Instead, I got a note that “the publisher” has discontinued the offer. What’s up?

  • Eric Schneider

    I just entered my email address for the free copy, and I didn’t get it. Instead, I got a note that “the publisher” has discontinued the offer. What’s up?

  • diyanishana10

    Great EBook! I just finished doing the second exercise. Here is the result-

    I walked down Crossroad Street. I could see Mrs. White’s Tudor style mansion across the Lilac Bridge. I was an important member of Mrs. White’s writing critique group. We had a meeting every Sunday where we had lots of fun discussing about writing and getting feedback.

    As I pushed open the mansion’s old-fashioned brass gate, I didn’t have the least idea of what I was going to witness in a few minutes. I looked at the shoes on the shoe case. Everyone else was already there. I opened the
    door and entered. Oddly, I found the door to the drawing room open. Mrs. White always kept that door closed during the evening. I peeked inside.

    “Good heavens!” my hand automatically fell on my chest. Mr. Williams, washed in burgundy blood! I was chilled to the spine. I couldn’t even open my mouth to scream. My head was spinning. I almost fainted.

    I rushed up the stairs as fast as I could. I pushed open the door and ran in. Mrs. Thorncroft was reciting her newly-written poem. I yelled, “Mr. Williams! In the drawing room! Something has happened!” But no words came out from my mouth. Everyone looked at me. Mrs. Thorncroft raised her head in annoyance. I explained everything somehow. Everyone followed Mrs. White downstairs.

    “Who opened this door?” Mrs. White exclaimed, staring at the door in disbelief.

    We went in. Mr. Williams was dead! We spent the next five minutes mourning and yelling. Somebody telephoned the police and the ambulance. Mr. Williams was carried away and we were all locked up in the great hall, while the police inspected the drawing room.

    I looked at the others. “Who is the culprit?” This was the only thought that haunted my mind. One thing was sure- Mr. Williams was killed by one of us. The culprit was in the room. No one else could have done it because he was killed after he arrived at the mansion.

    Mrs. Thorncroft was lying on a couch. Was she the culprit? She was exasperated when I burst into the room with the news. But that was only because her poem recitation had been interrupted. She didn’t look guilty to me.

    Then my eyes fell on Mr. Wells. He had a feud with Mr. Williams last week. But they had apologized to each other and mended up. Moreover, Mr. Wells was a benevolent person. He would never do such a brutal thing.

    Perhaps the culprit was Mrs. Oradell, who was a taciturn lady or perhaps even Mrs. White. The truth would be exposed someday. My heart wept silently for Mr. Williams.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Great job! Thanks so much!

  • diyanishana10

    Great EBook! I just finished doing the second exercise. Here is the result-

    I walked down Crossroad Street. I could see Mrs. White’s Tudor style mansion across the Lilac Bridge. I was an important member of Mrs. White’s writing critique group. We had a meeting every Sunday where we had lots of fun discussing about writing and getting feedback.

    As I pushed open the mansion’s old-fashioned brass gate, I didn’t have the least idea of what I was going to witness in a few minutes. I looked at the shoes on the shoe case. Everyone else was already there. I opened the
    door and entered. Oddly, I found the door to the drawing room open. Mrs. White always kept that door closed during the evening. I peeked inside.

    “Good heavens!” my hand automatically fell on my chest. Mr. Williams, washed in burgundy blood! I was chilled to the spine. I couldn’t even open my mouth to scream.

    I rushed up the stairs as fast as I could. I pushed open the door and ran in. Mrs. Thorncroft was reciting her newly-written poem. I yelled, “Mr. Williams! In the drawing room! Something has happened!” But no words came out from my mouth. Everyone looked at me. Mrs. Thorncroft raised her head in annoyance. I explained everything somehow. Everyone followed Mrs. White downstairs.

    “Who opened this door?” Mrs. White exclaimed, staring at the door in disbelief.

    We went in. Mr. Williams was dead! We spent the next five minutes mourning and yelling. Somebody telephoned the police and the ambulance. Mr. Williams was carried away and we were all locked up in the great hall, while the police inspected the drawing room.

    I looked at the others. “Who is the culprit?” This was the only thought that haunted my mind. One thing was sure- Mr. Williams was killed by one of us. The culprit was in the room. No one else could have done it.

    Mrs. Thorncroft was lying on a couch. Was she the culprit? She was exasperated when I burst into the room with the news. But that was only because her poem recitation had been interrupted. She didn’t look guilty to me.

    Then my eyes fell on Mr. Wells. He had a feud with Mr. Williams last week. But they had apologized to each other and mended up. Moreover, Mr. Wells was a benevolent person. He would never do such a brutal thing.

    Perhaps the culprit was Mrs. Oradell, who was a taciturn lady or perhaps even Mrs. White. The truth would be exposed someday. My heart wept silently for Mr. Williams.

    • http://joebunting.com Joe Bunting

      Great job! Thanks so much!