2018 Writing Prompts #20

Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise)

Spend ten minutes brainstorming ideas for stories, essays or poems involving mistakes.

Poetry Prompt

Write a poem defending or explaining a hard choice you have made.

Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt

Write a story that begins in a cold place and ends in a warm place.

Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt

Write about a style of music you enjoy and why that music appeals to you.


  1. I don’t know if this is the place where I’m supposed to submit my work or not, but this is for Writing Prompts #20 on the Writing Skills Builder. I actually have ten ideas for writing stories, poems, or essays that involve mistakes. Here is the list.

    1. Essay-Write about a time where you have gotten into trouble, and what the consequences were for your actions.

    2. Essay-Describe the one time where an event or a plan that you had went wrong.

    3. Short Story-Write a short story about a young boy/girl who learns the consequences of his/her actions.

    4. Essay-Write an essay about how your mistakes have helped/effected you in life.

    5. Poem-Write a poem about one time you witnessed someone making a mistake.

    6. Short Story-Write a story about how a mistake can turn out to be a blessing.

    7. Poem-Write a poem about your first mistake.

    8. Essay-Write about a time where you forgot something, and the result of it.

    9. Essay-Do you think that mistakes are good for us? Tell us why or why not?

    10. Short Story-Write a story about how an honest mistake can either be good or bad.

    That is the list of story ideas that I came up with for writing about mistakes. Please tell me what you think, I would love to know how you view my ideas. Thank you so much for your time. =)

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