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Bookmark This: Writing Prompts To End Your Rut

McSweeney’s gives us 13 prompts to free you from any writer's block. But these are not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill prompts. Written by Dan Wiencek, these exercises have a bit of a humorous bite to them. How many can you do?

"Write a scene showing a man and a woman arguing over the man’s friendship with a former girlfriend. Do not mention the girlfriend, the man, the woman, or the argument.” - Writing Prompt #1
 
“Write a short scene in which one character reduces another to uncontrollable sobs without touching him or speaking.” - Writing Prompt #7