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101 Writing Prompts for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers, vol. 1 Kindle Edition
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Not a bad little book. Definitely some spark-inducing stuff in there! The prompts range from a simple definition of an unusual word, to a scenario for you to import your characters into. If you're stuck, grab this book, use a random number generator and have some fun with it to free up the creative flow again.
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If you only looked at the free preview section, you'd think the prompts were going to be pretty good. The 2-3 reviews that show up in the preview are fairly long and thought-out. However, once you get the book, you realize that most of the prompts are shorter, and some are nothing more than a word and its dictionary definition. If dictionary words are writing prompts, you might as well just grab your dictionary - because at 100k+ words in a standard dictionary, you'll get a much better value there. Also, this book was a little bit cheesy. If you don't like sci-fi/fantasy stuff that's a little on the cheesy side, you won't like this book.
There were a few decent prompts in this book, but overall, it's not worth the purchase. There are at least half a dozen better prompt books on Amazon, and even the ones that aren't sci-fi specific have tons of topics that could very easily apply to science fiction or fantasy.
The prompts also felt very genre-y. Obviously, this is a book for science fiction and fantasy, but good stories transcend their genre. I would have liked to see more prompts that proposed situations and discussed possible ramifications and things to think about in terms of how characters would be affected by different types of scenarios. That wasn't a terribly clear sentence, but hopefully you can tell what I mean. It's hard to describe, but I just didn't feel like this book stimulated my creative thinking as much as some others do. It wasn't bad, exactly, but I felt like it was a little below average and I wanted to offer my perspective to counter some of the wildly positive reviews, as that just wasn't my experience with the book.