Welcome to the new complete weekly creative prompt. We begin with a single creative prompt word and expand it to inspire fiction writing, journaling and a host of other creative activities. These creative prompts, are to give me, and anyone else who wants to join in, some focus to our creative work.
I have always wished that I could get things done easier. This can be seen in my ongoing quest for the ultimate productivity tools, sorting out to-do lists and the best way to journal. At the same time, my wishing would like to extend to clicking my fingers to get things done. Therefore, this week’s creative prompt is:
Magic — the power of apparently influencing events by using mysterious or supernatural forces
this is just one definition, but I love the phrase apparently influencing
Let the prompt ‘magic’ inspire you in any area of creativity that you are interested:
- writing fiction
- art journaling
- blog posts
- art therapy
- anything that could use a little nudge to begin
Let’s expand the word a little further…
Fiction Writing Prompt
The Fiction Writing Prompt aims to stretch the literary muscles. No rules. No word counts. Simply write and explore.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was amazing. This was real magic.
Writing Prompt Expanded
Here is a chance to use superlatives, to go over the top, to explain something truly magical. Nothing is hyperbole when it comes to your writing for this prompt. The context is completely up to you. By leaving the context open, the prompt allows you to explore magic in either the supernatural sense or the magical feeling of awe.
This prompt is all about describing the scene before you, but your language needs to convey the beyond the ordinary.
- What do you see?
- Are you on your own or are others experiencing the event?
- Are your other senses involved in the scene?
Again, the writing perspective is in the first person. This makes it easier to explore the scene and describe its magical nature to the individual. However, the setting and everything else is open to your imagination. Let your words weave a little magic on the page.
Journaling is a place we can explore the mysterious and supernatural. It is a safe place where ideas can be developed and played with. And, if we have a private journal we know that no one else will see the magic we conjure.
Questions, thoughts to explore or images about magic to create in your journal:
- What is the most magical thing in your life?
- If you could click your fingers and work some magic, what would the spell be?
- What colours convey the feeling of magic in your art journaling?
Theory of General Creativity
I now have ‘magic’ written on the board above my computer. I am confident it will inspire me on my creative journey this week. To all intents and purposes, the whole creative process is magic. The way ideas and thoughts develop in art is magical. There are basic rules to follow, which is evident as I make my music. However, it is the little steps that bend or break orthodoxy where I find the magic happens. And I can’t help thinking that many of the creative filters used to enhance our photography are like supernatural spells.
Let ‘magic’ inspire your music, photography, and painting this week. May your cauldron bubble and boil and bring forth something magical in your portfolio.
As always, these creative prompts are optional and entirely open to your interpretation. Use them as a starting point for a short story, something a little more grandiose.
As mentioned before, this isn’t a ‘challenge’ but the prompts can be used that way if you want. If you do create anything using them, I would love to see or hear about it. Leave a link in the comments below or tag me on any social platform.
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