Hello everyone. Today is Labor Day in the U.S. So, I thought that I would make today's writing prompt simply: What does Labor Day mean to you? If you are from another country, it may not mean anything to you. I don't know other cultures well enough to know if there is any sort of "Labor Day" celebration. I would love to hear your answers. Please, comment below. Have a great day!
Hello everyone. Today's writing prompt can also be considered a story starter. I thought it would be interesting to turn a story starter into a writing prompt.
All we know is that a male is sleeping. Your assignment, or writing prompt, is to list as many scenarios that come to mind with the details given. Who is the male sleeping? Is it a man, a boy, an animal, a martian, a fictitious character? Is it someone you know? Who is the "I" that tiptoes into the room. Is it you or someone you make up? Where is the room? What time of day is it? Why is the being sleeping? Use your imagination and have fun with it.
If you want, choose the most exciting scenario and turn it into a story.
Hello everyone. I thought I would try something different today. I have never seen this as a writing prompt before. Anyway, it is a two part prompt.
For the first part, you think of ten words that start with the same letter as the first letter in your name. Write the list of words down. This is the pre-writing part of the writing prompt.
My name starts with the letter "j" so I need to think of ten words that start with the letter "j." Let's see. I think I would write down: jump, joyful, jab, jet, jazz, jumprope, jog, just, jellyfish, and jack-o-lantern. Then, the idea would be for me to try to write a story using as many of these words as possible.
Good luck! And, most of all, have fun with it!
Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your summer. Today's writing prompt has to do with the hot days of summer, or rather, one hot day of summer.
Include in your story a day when you were hot. Describe the day. What were you doing? Where were you? What was it like? Within the story, come up with a way to cool down. It can be a real or imaginative way to cool down. Describe it.
Hello everyone! Some people had an imaginary friend while growing up. Did you? Some children dream of having super powers themselves. Did you?
Today's writing prompt has to do with imaginary friends. Your assignment is to write a story that includes an imaginary friend. Describe every part of the imaginary friend. Is it... an animal, a person, a made up creature? Does he, she, or it have any special talents or powers? What do you do or talk about with your imaginary friend?
Have fun! If you choose to do this assignment, I would be happy to see your results. Thank you!
Hello everyone! Today's writing prompt is a little different than previous ones. Today, there is a list of words and you have to try to work them all into a story some how. It doesn't matter in which order you use them as long as they are all in the story somewhere.
Can you write a story that includes the words: mouse, banjo, dog, silly, jump, grandpa, food, moose, chase, and fish? Good luck! If you choose to use this writing prompt and would like to share it with me, I would love to see what you wrote.
If done well, I bet this would make a great little children's story!
Hello everyone. Mealtime is one of those times that often evoke memories. People remember things like family sitting down to eat at the table and talking about the day, or picnicking out by the lake, or going to the fair and eating fried dough. With all the smells, tastes, and memories, it is often a magnificent time to describe.
Writing descriptions is a wonderful skill to practice. Great description makes writing more appealing. It makes it easier to draw your readers into the story and help them relate to characters in your story.
I would be happy to read your mealtime descriptions. I will try not to read them while I am hungry. LOL!
Hello everyone! Today's writing prompt has to do with characters. We can call it a character study. In order to strengthen your own writing, it is sometimes good to study the writing of those you enjoy.
Yes, this is another list. I find lists helpful. Sometimes you don't realize certain things until you write a list and take a look at it. It is like you have to see it to believe it. LOL!
So, write the lists. What makes the characters you enjoy so powerful, so good, so enjoyable?
*Today is Memorial Day! May we all take a moment to remember what that really means!
Hello everyone. Or, um… I mean... "Fight, fight!" Yes. Today's writing prompt is about a fight or an argument. It may not be a real fight. I don't know. That is up to you.
When writing, many climactic scenes involve an argument, disagreement, or fight of some sort. That is not always the case, but there is usually a problem of some sort. So, I thought today would be a great day to practice writing a vivid and believable argument scene.
Give your readers a sense of what is going on. Describe the setting and the reason for the fight. Who does the fight involve? Who is there? What is it about? Why is it taking place when and where it is? Who started it? Are there witnesses? How does the fight stop? What are the consequences of the fight?
As always, I would love to see what your results. Feel free to contact me or leave a tidbit of the scene in the comments section. Thank you.
Hello everyone! Description is an important skill for a writer to master. So, I thought I would give everyone an opportunity to practice. Today's writing prompt is to describe the last silly event that you witnessed.
Make your readers feel as if they were right there with you. Where were you? Who was with you? When was it? What time of day was it? What happened? What were you feeling? What could you see? What could you hear? What could you smell? Using the five senses often helps to make a description more vivid. Also, use specific words. For example: Instead of saying "dog," say "golden retriever."
One way to check out whether or not your description was effective or not is to ask people to draw a picture of it. If they draw similar pictures to what you witnessed, then you know you did a great job.
Jodi Desautels is a wife and mother. She is a life-long learner, educator, author, illustrator, crafter, creator, and photographer. She lives by two rules: "The Golden Rule" and "Live. Laugh. Love."
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