"Raymond’s eye for telling detail is very fine, as one expects of an accomplished writer, but to this she adds the informing eye of a natural historian of place.”
— John Keeble, author of Nocturnal America
Midge Raymond
Midge's blog about writing . . . reading . . . and everything in between

Category — Writing prompts

Weekly Writing: Affordability

Write about something you can’t afford.

May 5, 2014   Comments Off

Weekly Writing: Service, or lack thereof

Write about the worst service you ever had in a restaurant.

April 28, 2014   Comments Off

Weekly Writing: Windows

Write about the best window in your home.

April 21, 2014   Comments Off

Weekly Writing: Randomness

Write about a seemingly random moment that changed your life — the accidental way you met your spouse, the random elective you took in school that changed the course of your career, etc.

April 14, 2014   Comments Off

Weekly Writing: Missing pieces

Write about a missing button.

April 7, 2014   Comments Off

Weekly Writing: Luck

Write about a time you won something, whether a literary award or a round of poker. Do you generally feel lucky or unlucky, and why or why not?

March 31, 2014   Comments Off

Weekly Writing: Bumbershoots

Write about the last time you (or one of your characters) used an umbrella, as protection either from rain or from sun. Describe the scene in detail.

March 24, 2014   Comments Off

Weekly Writing: Natural disasters

Write about a time your were at the mercy of nature, whether getting caught in the rain or in a tornado.

 

March 17, 2014   Comments Off

Weekly writing: Apologies

Write about a time you apologized.

 

March 10, 2014   Comments Off

Weekly Writing: Something new

Write about something new in your neighborhood.

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March 3, 2014   Comments Off

Weekly Writing: Damage

Write about a leaking roof…or window…or radiator. Be detailed, and create a scene (which may or may not be true to the actual story) around the damage or perceived damage.

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February 24, 2014   Comments Off

Weekly Writing: (Not) Being There

Write about a time you did something absentminded, like locking your keys in the car or wearing two different shoes to work. Include all the details about what was going on in your life at the time. (Fiction writers: This is also an excellent exercise to do with your characters.)

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February 17, 2014   Comments Off

Weekly Writing: Moving

Write about the last time you moved. What, if anything, did you have to leave behind?

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February 10, 2014   2 Comments

Weekly Writing: Endings

Write about a favorite ending — to a book, a film, or even a chapter in your own life.

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February 3, 2014   Comments Off

Weekly Writing: Denim

Write about denim. (Trust me, you can go far with this one if you just start writing…)

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January 27, 2014   Comments Off