642 Things to Write About

Get your imagination flowing with this prompt-filled writing journal.

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For many people, creative writing sounds fun but intimidating. "I'm not good at that," they think, without even knowing where they’d start. Experienced writers, on the other hand, may know exactly where to start, but have plenty of other excuses for not putting pen to paper: too busy, too tired, or the dreaded "writer's block."

The solution for both is the same: just start writing. This handy workbook will give you plenty of fun, low-pressure opportunities for you to get your imagination flowing. Collected from the minds and notebooks of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, the book's prompts range from personal reflection, to silly lyric writing, to character development, and everything in between and beyond. Take them seriously or just have fun. Grab a pen, open this book to any page, and find the writer inside you. Printed in China.

Made from
100% recycled paper label stock
Measurements
9" H x 7.5" W; 304 pages.
Item ID
21324

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UncommonGoods642 Things to Write About
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Inspirational (7)
  • Easy to understand (6)
  • Well written (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (8)
  • Younger readers (4)
  • Older readers (3)
  • Travel reading (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Bookworm (6), Everyday reader (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (11), No (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (7), Other (5), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (11), Other (3)

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5.0

Great College Student Gift

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from Ohio

About Me Everyday Reader

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Comments about UncommonGoods 642 Things to Write About:

My son, who is a college student, loved this gift.

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  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

Wonderful Gift for My Aspiring Writer

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from Redford, MI

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      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about UncommonGoods 642 Things to Write About:

      Perfect gift for the aspiring writer in the family! My niece loved it... Wants to be a writer and does debate - should be great for both. Did a "theme" gift with this for Christmas which included a nice journal to write in, pen set, etc. and it was a hit! Can't wait to see some of her publications...

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      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      4.0

      Just as expected

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      from Boston, MA

      About Me Rarely Read

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      Pros

      • Easy To Understand

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Creative writing
        • Gift

        Comments about UncommonGoods 642 Things to Write About:

        I bought this as a stocking gift for my 15 year old daughter who loves to write. She has enjoyed going through it and has already picked out some ides from the book that she is going to use to write a creative story. Also it was well made, sturdy and came wrapped in plastic covering so nothing was bent.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Great present for writers

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        from Florida

        About Me Bookworm

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        Pros

        • Fun Ideas Great Layout

        Cons

        • Space To Write Is Limited

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers
        • Travel Reading
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about UncommonGoods 642 Things to Write About:

        It's a unique gift.
        You can write into the book,but sometimes you need more space so an xtra notebook is necessary if you want to go full out with your writing. The writing ideas are fun,easy and also challenging. Perfect for ppl who love to write

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        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Very Cool Concept

        By 

        from Maryland

        About Me Bookworm

        Pros

        • Creative
        • Great gift

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about UncommonGoods 642 Things to Write About:

          This product is a gift so I haven't seen beyond the sample provided online but the questions I have seen are really thought provoking and neat. I am excited to present this gift to a friend who has embarked on the arduous journey of becoming a writer and hope it is inspirational to him in challenging times. Sometimes you just need to get the juices flowing!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I took a second look and liked it!

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          from Virginia

          About Me Everyday Reader

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          Pros

          • Exciting
          • HELPFUL
          • Inspirational

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Reluctant Writers
            • Wannabe Writers
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about UncommonGoods 642 Things to Write About:

            I bought this as a gift for my 14-year-old grandson, figuring that a shy kid who doesn't talk about "feelings" much might have trouble coming up with ideas for school writing assignments. The book does what the title suggests: gives 642 topics that people can write about. Examples: "On becoming a tycoon," "You bring someone back from the dead. Who is it?" "Put your iPod on random shuffle, write down the lyric of the first song that comes on, and use it as an opening line," "Write wedding vows. The bride is 35 years old; it's her first marriage. The groom is 48, and it's his third go-round at the altar."
            When I first opened it, I came across a topic that was a bit on the mature side, and figured this wouldn't work for my grandson. But looking at it again, I realized that mature subjects are the rare exception, not the rule. So it WILL go to my grandson. I hope that the tips in the book will serve as an impetus to get him writing! You don't even need paper. The book leaves anywhere from a quarter page to a full page (lined) to explore the subject. Now I am tempted to get another copy for myself. As a member of a memoir-writing group, I could use these prompts from time to time, and I find the suggestions very motivating.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            What a wonderful idea!

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            from US

            About Me Bookworm

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            Pros

            • Creative
            • Useful

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods 642 Things to Write About:

                This book is such a terrific gift idea for any one who wants to write more but is unsure where to begin. Bought this as a gift and think the recipient will enjoy it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                inappropriate

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                from ashburn va

                About Me Everyday Reader

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Disappointing
                  • Inappropriate For Teens
                  • Not What I Expected

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods 642 Things to Write About:

                    totally inappropriate for teens!!! i bought 2 and will be returning both. very disappointing.

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                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Child
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Get Writing

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                    from Foster City, CA

                    About Me Casual Reader

                    Pros

                    • Can Be Serious
                    • Encourages Thought
                    • Inspirational
                    • Jogs Your Brain
                    • Makes you think
                    • Sometimes Funny

                    Cons

                    • Needs Topic Index

                    Best Uses

                    • Dispels Boredom
                    • For Quiet Times

                    Comments about UncommonGoods 642 Things to Write About:

                    Bought it for a young poet, hoping he mightlike writing about things he had not considered before.

                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Child
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                    • Other

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Not what I expected but interesting

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                    from Napa,CA

                    About Me Everyday Reader

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Understand
                    • Good Suggestions
                    • Informative
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                    • Needs "happy" Subjects
                    • Not What I Expected

                    Best Uses

                    • Reference
                    • Travel Reading
                    • Writing Class Reference
                    • Younger Readers

                    Comments about UncommonGoods 642 Things to Write About:

                    Planned to use for ideas to write frequent letters to long time friend(50 yrs.)
                    Lots of thought provoking subjects but some were depressing TO ME...This of course was not the goal of writers..My friend and I are both retired nurses, have seen a lot of suffering AND have lost loved ones and friends. I was looking for little humor, "uplifting"..maybe "off the wall" stuff.
                    As I age, now 80, some subjects seemed mundane...ONLY because my perspective has changed..
                    This product would be great for a English class. I feel younger people would look at subjects from a much different perspective.
                    The title intrigued me and I am glad I purchased product.

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                    • No
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                    • Self
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                    • Other

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