Writing Prompts of the Week – 8

Create stories, articles, or poems from the following prompts:

1. What are the things that make you very happy?

2. You are a witness to a murder. What do you do?

3. Will you raise your child the way you were brought up by your parents? Why or why not?

4. If you were to find out that the person you considered to be your best friend actually hates you, what would you do?

5. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this picture?

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Writing Prompts of the Week – 7

Write stories, articles, or poems using the following prompts:

1. Your writing goals for the year 2010.

2. You wake up one morning with the unique power to change one thing in this world. What would you change and why?

3. Something revolving around the words – dirty clothes, spaghetti, handkerchief, plastic bottle, red ribbon.

4. Something beginning with “I wish I could touch……..”

5. Whatever comes to your mind on seeing this picture –

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Writing Prompts of the Week – 6

Create stories, articles, or poems from the following prompts:

1. If you could invent something, what would it be?

2. You open an old chest in the attic and come across a strange looking object. What do you do?

3. Write a story revolving around these words – shell, rubber, wire, paper, and funny.

4. Open your window and look out. Write about the first thing that you see.

5. Write about whatever comes to your mind on seeing this picture:

 

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Writing Prompts of the Week

Use these writing prompts to create articles, stories, or poems.

 

1. Write about what happens when you bump into a friend after 10 years.

2.  Write something woven around the words – social worker, nursing home, sick, charity.

3. You have a chance to travel to any country in the world. Which country would you go to and why?

4. Write something with the title ‘Curiosity Killed the Cat’.  

5. Look at this picture. What does it make you think of?  

 

cat moments 2

 

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What is a Writing Prompt

What is a writing prompt? This is a question I have often been asked. No, I don’t think it’s surprising that some people don’t know. After all, not everyone knows everything, and more than that, not everyone is a writer.

So, how would you explain a “writing prompt”?

writing 7Well, we all go through bouts of writing blocks – times when our minds go blank and we can’t think of what to write, no matter how hard we try. At times like these, we need a little something to get us started. That little something is a writing prompt – a motivational tool that inspires us to write again. In simpler words, a writing prompt is an idea or a suggestion that helps us get started with our writing. We use that idea or suggestion as the foundation and build our story on that. A prompt can be any of these:

1. A word or words. For example:

  • Peace
  • Diplomat, country, meeting

2. A metaphor or simile. Examples:

  • A cradle of beliefs
  • As light as a feather

3. An idea. Examples:

  • Write about your favorite food
  • What does friendship mean to you

4. A quote. Samples:

  • “Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.” – Anton Chekhov
  • “Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” – Aristotle

5. A picture. This can be of anything – humans, animals, nature, and just about everything else.

These are just some examples of writing prompts. Now where do you get these prompts from? Well, the easiest thing to do is to go to Google or Yahoo – you’ll get plenty of writing prompts. I’ll also be giving some writing prompts here on my Write Corner from time to time. So, do come back and check.

In the meantime, you think of some real good writing prompts and share them here with us.

 

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