Writing Prompts #19

Here are some powerful prompts to help you take a step towards better writing. Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise) Pick a normal daily activity, such as brushing your teeth or checking your mail, and write a step-by-step guide to performing that activity. Try to break the activity up into as many distinct steps as possible. Poetry Prompt Write a poem that refers to two distinctly different types of power. Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt Write a story that begins in a courthouse. Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt Write about your experiences with kissing. How to Participate The prompts are … Continue reading Writing Prompts #19

Writing Prompts #18

Here are some revealing prompts to help you sharpen your wit Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise) Write a 200 word response to this quote:  “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Bertrand Russell Poetry Prompt Write a poem about having a favorite of anything. Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt Write a story that reveals the ending in the first sentence. Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt Research and write about a foreign country you know very little about. How to Participate The prompts are for your own practice and development. You … Continue reading Writing Prompts #18

Writing Prompts #17

A number of prompts to help my sleepless community increase their potential. Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise) Write ten potential plot points for a story or novel. Poetry Prompt Write a poem that repeatedly uses numbers. Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt Write a story that includes a character who has not slept for a long time Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt Write a description of your ideal community. How to Participate The prompts are for your own practice and development. You don’t have to show anyone. If you would like to leave your response in the comments on this … Continue reading Writing Prompts #17

Writing Prompts #16

I’m mostly recovered from the surgery. There’s still a little pain, but it is just a nuisance category at this point. I will try to get back to a regular posting schedule with the writing prompts now. Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise) Describe three different types of clouds. Poetry Prompt Write a list poem about items you have lost or found. Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt Write a story in which someone rejects good advice Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt Write about your dream job. How to Participate The prompts are for your own practice and development. You don’t … Continue reading Writing Prompts #16

Writing Prompts #15

Still recovering from my gallbladder surgery. The post-op pain was considerably lower today, until I tripped over something in the dark and stressed all of my abdominal muscles. I hope you enjoy today’s prompts. If something is wrong, please blame it on the medication. Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise) Write a conversation between two people in which every sentence is a question. Poetry Prompt Write a poem that includes a river or a lake. Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt Write a story in which time is a major theme. Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt Write about a friend you … Continue reading Writing Prompts #15

Writing Prompts #14

I had my gall bladder removed this morning. The surgery appears to have gone well, and I expect to be home tomorrow. In the meantime, here are some writing prompts to keep us all busy. Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise) Write a recipe for something you know how to make. Poetry Prompt Write a poem that involves looking out of a window. Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt Write a story in which one character is looking forward to an event another character is dreading. Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt Write a thirty-minute timed essay arguing for or against a … Continue reading Writing Prompts #14

Writing Prompts #13

I am in the hospital and heavily medicated this week, so please excuse the formatting and any typos. Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise) Write a description of a place where you would feel trapped. Poetry Prompt Write a poem that includes a bed. Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt Write a story in which something mysteriously disappears. Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt Write about a time you felt confined. How to Participate The prompts are for your own practice and development. You don’t have to show anyone. If you would like to leave your response in the comments on this … Continue reading Writing Prompts #13