Writing Prompts #21

Here are today’s writing prompts to help get you back in the game. 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.   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 … Continue reading Writing Prompts #21

Writing Prompts #20

Here are today’s writing prompts for those who choose to warm to them. 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.   How to Participate The prompts are for your own practice and development. You don’t … Continue reading Writing Prompts #20

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 #12

Today’s writing prompts are here to help you picture improving your writing skills. 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.   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 … Continue reading Writing Prompts #12

Writing Prompts #11

Today’s writing prompts are here to help you grow your writing talents. 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. 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 site, that would be fine. If you would … Continue reading Writing Prompts #11

Writing Prompts #10

Today’s writing prompts are ready to get you to color your writing talents. 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. 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 … Continue reading Writing Prompts #10

Writing Prompts #8

More writing prompts to keep you thinking. Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise) Write a list of things that smell warm. Poetry Prompt Write a poem that includes only single syllable words Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt Write a story that begins with a character falling down. Essay / Non-Fiction Prompt Describe how to make something. 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 site, that would be fine. If you would like to post them … Continue reading Writing Prompts #8