Category Archives:Writing

2018 Writing Prompts #21

Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise)

Describe a toy you were fond of as a child.

Poetry Prompt

Write a poem in which something gets faked or simulated.

Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt

What a story that begins with someone getting paid.

Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt

Write about the pros and cons of video games.

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.

2018 Writing Prompts #19

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.

 

2018 Writing Prompts #18

Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise)

Write a 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.

2018 Writing Prompts #17

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. What makes a community great?