Category Archives:Writing

2018 Writing Prompts #13

Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise)

In five minutes, write as many sentences as you can that use the word “run” in a different way.

Poetry Prompt

Write a poem that describes something very small.

Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt

Write a story in which a character gets criticized for something he or she is proud of.

Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt

Write a about your favorite book and what you like about it.

2018 Writing Prompts #12

Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise)

Write a description of an animal you find interesting.

Poetry Prompt

Write a poem about waiting for a specific event.

Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt

Write a story that starts with the character taking a picture of something.

Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt

Research and write about a song you find interesting.

2018 Writing Prompts #11

Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise)

Explain what the word beautiful means to you.

Poetry Prompt

Write a poem in which something grows and something shrinks.

Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt

Write a story that includes a fall.

Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt

Compare and contrast two different cities.

2018 Writing Prompts #10

Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise)

Describe the color of an object near you without ever naming what that color is.

Poetry Prompt

Write a poem about a rivalry.

Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt

Write a story in which one character reveals an unusual talent that another character has.

Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt

Write about an experience you had that involved birds.

2018 Writing Prompts #9

Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise)

Describe from memory a building you see every day (or at least quite often). Take the description with you the next time you pass the building so you can see how you memory matches what you see.

Poetry Prompt

Write a poem that takes place at a public gathering such as a meeting, a rally, a carnival, a sporting event or a concert.

Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt

Write a story set in an old hotel.

Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt

Write about when you visited a place for the first time.