Prompt to Page With Gwenda Bond

Each month, we interview a published writer who shares their favorite writing prompt. Whether you’re just getting started or have written for years, you’ll find ideas and advice to inspire you and help you become a better writer.

Prompt to Page is brought to you in partnership with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.

Listen to Episode 9

For our ninth episode, we talk to New York Times bestselling author Gwenda Bond.

Gwenda shares two writing prompts that will spark your imagination no matter what genre you write.

She also explains why writing prompts can help you be more creative. “I have a theory that creativity actually thrives under restriction,” she says. “And so I think anytime you can give your brain parameters of any kind, it’s more helpful than just starting from nothing.”

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About Our Guest

Author Gwenda Bond, a white woman with shoulder-length teal hair. She is smiling and wearing bright red lipstick.

Gwenda Bond is the author of many novels, including the first official Stranger Things novel, Suspicious Minds. She also clearly escaped from a classic screwball romantic comedy. Not Your Average Hot Guy and The Date from Hell are her first romantic comedies, and will be followed in 2023 by Mr. & Mrs. Witch. She cofounded the charitable efforts Creators 4 Comics and the Lexington Writer’s Room, and lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, author Christopher Rowe, and a veritable zoo of adorable doggos and queenly cats. Visit her online at or @gwenda on Twitter.

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Wednesday, May 25, 6:00 p.m.

Spend time working on a writing prompt adapted from the Prompt to Page podcast, get feedback, and share writing tips with a supportive community of other writers. Open to all writing levels. New members always welcome.

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