Topic: writing through the blues
Setup: It's not always possible to block out your life when it comes to writing. Tragedies happen and, on a lesser scale, everyone feels down now and then. But a good artist learns how to use every emotion to inform his work and and write through the blues.
Prompt: The next time you feel like life is dragging you down, be purposeful in your writing. Force yourself to pick up a pen or sit at the keyboard to write and use what you're feeling in your work. Tapping into your emotional state as you write will enrich your work, giving it a sense of reality that imagining yourself into an emotional state for a particular scene will lack.
For more info: This prompt is from my own collection.