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Twenty Mystery Prompts

     Here are twenty new mystery prompts.  I hope they get through. I have no idea what happened to 16 prompts I sent. So here are 20 new prompts.     (1) BODIES IN THE BASEMENT   A homeowner has foundation problems and hires a contractor to investigate. After opening...

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Prompts For War Stories and Books

     Around 55 years ago some of the most popular TV shows and movies were war stories. There was "Combat", "Hogan's Heroes", "12 O'Clock High," "The Rat Patrol," and movies that took place mainly during WW II. Back then, there were still millions of people that had...

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Effective Habits Authors Must Have

Effective Habits Authors Must Have

Effective Habits Authors Must Have Effective writers are the ones that can really get into the minds of the readers. If you have the talent to do so, you should use it. If you know that you have the qualities of being one, you will notice it. If you tend to be an...

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Prompts For “What If?” Stories and Books

     Some of the most speculative stories and books are based on What If?. I have a book that is based on what if. Some of the most interesting movies and TV shows are based on what if scenarios. Here are 20 prompts that should encourage writers to speculate on what...

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Prompts For Children’s Stories and Books

I have been writing stories since I was a child. But I wrote stories that were "too old" for most children. But for those that want to write for children, here are 20 prompts that might help:     (1) THROUGH TUFFY'S EYES  A boy has a kitty named Tuffy and one night...

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Prompts For Monster Stories and Books

     SyFy is famous for showing monster movies. Maybe some of these prompts will show up on that network in the future.     (1) THE JERSEY DEVIL  For nearly three centuries there have been reports of a creature in the New Jersey meadowlands. Since the mascot of the...

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Prompts For Western Stories and Books

The western genre spans over two centuries if you go back to colonial times when a western story took place west of the Appalacians. Even science fiction stories can take place in the West like the movie "Cowboys and Aliens" and the TV series "The Wild Wild West."...

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Science Fiction Prompts

I have written science fiction stories since the mid-60's and have had four of my books published.  They are "The Madhouse Projects," "The Russian Madhouse," "The Belt," and "Tales From Newgate."  I have two other books on disk.  They are "The Mission To Worlds...

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Prompts For Romantic Stories and Books

With this week being when we celebrate Valentine's Day I will present 20 prompts for romantic stories and books.   (1) THE GENIUS AND THE IDIOT  They say opposites attract.  But these two are equally repulsive.  Jason has three degrees, numerous science awards, and is...

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