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!...

Speak to Your Favorite Character

By the power of your vivid imagination, you are able to speak with a character from a favorite book whom you loved or admired.  What are the kinds of things you want to say to or ask this character?  What do you think his or her response would be to you?  Perhaps for one day you could even live the life of the character you liked so much.  Who would you choose and what would this life be like?

Saving Five People’s Lives

A young boy dies from a robber’s bullet while on a family trip.  After he’s declared brain-dead, his parents decide to donate his strong heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas to give five other sick people a chance at life.  The mother says, ”It means his death wasn’t meaningless.” Which five people received the boy’s organs, and how do their lives change as a result?

What Would You Say to Yourself?

Looking in the bathroom mirror, you are shocked as you begin to brush your teeth.  Your reflection has begun talking back to you, telling you things that you never knew.   It even cracks funny jokes and stories about your life.  The reflection also says it is lonely and asks you to talk back to it  How would your conversation go?

What Story Would Your Eye Blink?

A writer is  paralyzed by a stroke that severs the connection between his body and brain.  He is unable to speak, breathe, eat, or move anything — except his left eyelid.  But with that eye blinking (one blink for the letter ”A”, two blinks for the letter ”B”, three blinks for the letter ”C” and so on), he writes a book.  By blinking his eye in code more than 200,000 times, he dictates a book that becomes a best-seller.  You are like that writer.  Here is the story you blink to form, letter by letter:

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