The Writer’s Idea Book, by Jack Heffron, contains more than 400 writing prompts and writing exercises. I borrowed it from the library a couple of days ago.
First thing I did when I got it was read the table of contents. Then I decided to just randomly open the book up to any page and poke my finger randomly on a writing prompt. I would complete that writing prompt regardless of whether or not it appealed to me.
I closed my eyes, opened the book at a random page and chose the only writing prompt on that page. Here’s what it said:
PROMPT: Open this book to any page and do one of the prompts. Don’t consider if it interests you or is appropriate to your background. As you do it, try to move past distracting thoughts and feelings. Focus on the prompt and let yourself go.