Category Archives:Writing Prompts

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?

2018 Writing Prompts #16

Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise)
Describe three different types of clouds and what you associate them with.

Poetry Prompt
Write a list poem about items you have lost or found. You might consider alternating between lost and found items.

Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt
Write a story in which someone rejects advice and takes a significant risk.

Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt
Write about the three main qualities of a great company to work for.

2018 Writing Prompts #15

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 had as a child.

2018 Writing Prompts #14

Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise)

Write a dialog between two people who are trying to decide where to go on vacation

Poetry Prompt

Write a poem about breaking a small object

Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt

Write a story set in the lobby of a doctor or dentist’s office

Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt

Write about a time you had to deal with bureaucracy