Inky Prompts - writing prompts for pen enthusiasts

Writing prompts can be a lot of fun and clear up the logjam of creativity some refer to as "writer's block." Most writing prompts have the same "vanilla" flavor - what is your favorite memory from childhood? If you were an animal, what animal would you be? and What would you do with a million dollars?, etc. You've done all of those before. Now, let's try an Inky Prompt.


Think of it as an interview question asked in realtime. Set the pen to paper and jot your response. Take as much time and pages as you need. Don't worry about punctuation, spelling or grammar. Just reach inside and let the answer flow out.

Subscribe to Inky Prompts and get your first (and subsequent) daily e-mails for free. It's a tongue-in-cheek joke. It's always free. 

[01/27/2023 UPDATE: Daily Inky Prompt e-mails have been temporarily suspended. You can still sign up and receive the initial set of about 7 or so e-mails. However, you will have to wait for new e-mails to arrive. We hope to have them resume shortly with options to receive past prompt e-mails]

This is what subscribers have to say of the Inky Prompts daily e-mail -

I love these prompts and enjoy seeing a different type of prompt than the traditional lists I usually find. These have been a highlight for me of the past year. Thanks so much for keeping up with them. You’re a treasure! 
- Casey

Just a note to let you know how much I enjoy your daily Inky Prompts. I don’t always achieve my writing goals, but they always make me think! In addition to the prompts themselves I look forward to, and am often inspired by, your pen and ink combinations…and appreciate that you share their details in your posts. I’m currently looking forward to the delivery of an order that contains a Kaweco Perkeo in Breezy Teal, some Kaweco Paradise Blue cartridges, and a bottle of Taccia’s Hokusai Benitsuchi (it’s kind of an atypical color, and captured my interest when I saw it featured in Inky Prompts)!
- Susan

The assorted distractions that you are providing give me a lift and a distraction from the news, the reality, and the thoughts swirling in my head. You are making a difference to me, and to others, I'm sure.
- Ruth F.

I have been saving these prompts in a separate email folder since I started. Today I thought it was time to write and thank you for setting this up and keeping it going. I have really enjoyed doing these and also looking at the beautiful pens & inks in the accompanying pictures.
-Cathy B.

I just wanted to let you know that my daughter and I have been enjoying these daily prompts. They are thought provoking and some of our answers have been eye opening as well. We both correspond to each other with our answers and we love it. Thank you for providing the daily prompts to get us writing daily again, it has been very much appreciated!
- Ginny K.

Hi! I am loving your newsletters and the daily writing prompts! I’ve struggled in the past with using my pens and finding reasons to write. The prompts each morning really provide that little mental “push” to get into my journal, even if I end up writing about something totally different! 
- Jennilyn T.

Your inky emails are perfect! I do morning pages each day, and it gives me something though to focus on during my first cup of coffee.
- Rhi E.

I look forward to your daily prompts, they give me a focused reason to reflect and a reason to use my fountain pen! Thank you, thank you, thank you‼️
- Desiree M.

I just wanted to send a short note to thank you for providing the daily inky prompts. I use them everyday. Keep up the great work!!!
- Liz

I need all the help I can get, so Inky Prompts are on my list every morning.
- Bob F.

Since feedback is appreciated I would like to thank you for everyday ideas to sit and write. Gosh, some are tricky and make think, like seriously think about my life, expectations, strengths, weaknesses ... I must confess I'm reluctant to reflex on my life so thanks for making me do it. I do enjoy the crazy prompts too!

Thank you Tom for your daily prompts. I am really enjoying them. They are the best that I have seen and used. I find that I can write about half a page of a5.
- Robert T.

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