Writing Prompt: Upped Illness

Writers block, defined as “a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work,” is a plague that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another in our writing careers. Ideas are hard to come by sometimes. Ideas are like fireflies; they flit in and out of mental vision, but they are hard to catch.

Keeping this in mind, a writing prompt will be offered here every Sunday (in different formats, of course). The length of what you write is your decision entirely. It is my hope that these prompts will spark creativity and kickstart the writing process.

This week’s prompt: Write an exaggeration of an ailment or illness. See where it takes you.

[How did this prompt help you? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below, or send an email!]

This Week in Links: 9/12/2010 – 9/18/2010

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

I subscribe to quite a few interesting RSS feeds in the book/writing niches. Perhaps you do as well, but in any case, I’d like to share my starred links from this week:

Sunday, September 12, 2010:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010:

Thursday, September 16, 2010:

Friday, September 17, 2010: