Category — Writing prompts
November 25, 2013 No Comments
November 18, 2013 No Comments
Write about orange. This could be the color, the fruit, anything you associate with this word.
Then, write about purple. Then, blue.
November 11, 2013 No Comments
Write about the end of the day. What do you do; where do you go; what rituals, if any, do you have? What’s your favorite thing to do at the end of a day — and how often are you able to do it?
November 4, 2013 No Comments
October 28, 2013 No Comments
Write about a time someone tried to sell you something you didn’t want, from life insurance to a new faith to an item at a flea market.
October 21, 2013 No Comments
Write about changing your hair — color, length, adding hair, cutting hair, shaving it all off. What did you want to be different, and what did you think might change along with your hairstyle? Were there any specific circumstances that led to the change?
October 14, 2013 No Comments
October 7, 2013 No Comments
Write about the last time you won something — from a professional award to a holiday raffle.
To take this a step further, write about a time you lost.
September 30, 2013 No Comments
September 23, 2013 No Comments
Write about a device that is now basically obsolete (a pay phone, a Walkman, an answering machine) that you once used regularly. What do you use instead? How has the extinction of this device changed your life, if at all. How old does doing this prompt make you feel? (That last part is a joke…sort of. I’m feeling old just writing this, thinking of all the things I once used that the next generation’s never heard of.)
September 16, 2013 No Comments
Write about a daily routine. Next, write about a day on which you skip your usual routine. How did this affect the rest of your day?
September 9, 2013 No Comments
Write about your favorite snack. Be detailed not only about the food itself but why you’re drawn to it.
September 2, 2013 No Comments
Write about an animal you’re afraid of — from bears to spiders. Write about an encounter (or feared encounter) with this animal. Next, write about making peace with this creature.
August 26, 2013 No Comments
Write about a noise you dislike, from fingernails on a chalkboard to the sound of people eating bananas to weekend-morning leaf blowers. Describe a time you heard this sound, the circumstances, and how you reacted. (Fiction writers: This is an excellent exercise to apply to one of your characters.)
August 19, 2013 No Comments