As a writer I know that deep down each of us has stories worth telling. The writing prompts offered here will help you find your own special voice. Read them, let your mind wander freely and listen carefully to the voice within. Then begin writing. Don’t be afraid. Just write what you want to say. Amaze yourself!...

Make Something Special Using These Five Words

Here are five words — blood, sunshine, help, rope, stranger.

Try to create something using these words — perhaps a short adventure story, or a poem, or horror, or ghost story for Halloween.

See what you can do — have fun with your imagination and try something you haven’t done before.  It’ll get your creative juices going.

A Never Told Story

The narrator of a book begins the story with these words: ”This is not a story I’ve told before.”

Your job now is to tell a story that you have not told before.  It can be a happy story or a sad story or a frightening one from your life.  It can even be one that you have just made up that you would like to tell someone.

So, write on!

And Still He Persisted

In a conversation a friend said to me the sentence ”And still he persisted.”

How about taking that sentence, ”And still he persisted,” and building a short story about it (you can change the ”he” or ”she” if your prefer)?  Who is the person who persists? Why doesn’t he or she give up? What is the person trying to achieve? Does he or she eventually accomplish what they planned?  What problems has he or she encountered along the way?   Can that sentence, ”And still he persisted,” be applied to you or someone you know?


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