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!...
Modern day DNA technology gives you the chance to create a chimera — a being that can have the head of one animal, the body of another, the legs of a third, the brain of a human, the voice of another creature. You will stock an animal park with the creatures that YOU invent. What kind of creature will yours be? What are its characteristics and attributes? What might it look like? What will you name your beast?
Your best friend believes fervently in reincarnation, or the passage of the soul at death into another body, whether that’s another human body or the body of another living creature, such as a bird or bee.
What are some of the different lives your friend’s soul has filled over the centuries? What have they been like?
Late at night you turn on the radio and hear a song that you have written. It dominates the airwaves and reflects your deepest thoughts, your obsessions, your anger, your joy, your special take on the world. The next day everyone is mouthing the words to your song. Here is how it goes:
Imagine living in a war-torn land. Conditions are so bad that you are forced to flee your country to a new land, leaving behind the people and things you love. As a refugee where would you go? What would your greatest hope and wish be? Can you think of what it would be like to live in a refugee camp? What is it like to build a new life?