Making a map can help to inspire fantastic adventures. Creating comic books, picture books and illustrated stories can use your artistic talents too.
Or you could move from page to screen and get coding to create an animated tale. Type it up, print it out, make it look like a book and send it out to friends and family.
The items on the list are not full-blown essay topics, just hints, snippets, cues, and clues to prod your memory, kick writer's block, and get you started. Then pick one prompt that brings to mind a particular image, experience, or idea.
Start writing (or freewriting) and see where it takes you.
If you are a big fantasy fan and love stories about dragons, wizards and monsters, try to create your own magical land.
Look at maps of other fantasy lands such as Middle Earth and Narnia and think about the stories that are set there.
Maybe you're scratching your head trying to come up with a fresh idea for a personal essay—a narrative or an extended description.
Perhaps you're in the habit of keeping a journal or a blog, but today, for some reason, you can't think of a blessed thing to say.
As I read it with Thea, my oldest daughter, I saw her eagerly turn the pages to see what would happen and then declared that she wished for many things as well.
What a marvelous book to inspire a more creative world. Reynolds is a creative genius and his books provide me with that needed starting point to have many conversations with my students. I took one look at it and then bought a copy for my classroom.