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  • 1. Daily Journal Writing Prompts from www.creativewritingprompts.com
  • 2. Use these four words in a story: burglar forest envelope lamp
  • 3. Write from thePOINT OF VIEW of a WEDDING BOUQUET.
  • 4. Write from thePOINT OF VIEW of a TV REMOTE.
  • 5. Write about something that made you feelsad or something that hurt your feelings.
  • 6. Write from thePOINT OF VIEW of a STACK of PAPER a few inches from a SHREDDER.
  • 7. Use in a story.MAIN CHARACTER:police officerOBJECT: old shoesSETTING: operatingroom
  • 8. PLOT: Losing awinning lotteryticket.
  • 9. Write about somethingthat made you feelhappy today.
  • 10. Use the followingwords in a story: photographer bicycle school branch
  • 11. Use in a story.MAIN CHARACTER:factory workerOBJECT: locketSETTING: smallapartmentTHEME: letting go
  • 12. Write about five things you would do if you didn’t ANYONE for one week.
  • 13. START YOUR STORY WITH THIS: Alice tried toremember who hadgiven her this odd shaped key.
  • 14. Use the followingwords in a story: grandfather folder post office photo album
  • 15. I once dreamed about....
  • 16. Write from thePOINT OF VIEWof a GLASS on the edge of a TABLE.
  • 17. Write from thePOINT OF VIEW of a VIRUS about to infect a COMPUTER
  • 18. Write from the POINT OF VIEWof a BALL OF YARN being chased by a CAT
  • 19. Use the followingwords in a story: priest ring garden magnifying glass
  • 20. Write aboutsomething that youdid to make someonefeel good today.
  • 21. Write about a man who teaches hispet cockroach to dance.
  • 22. Write a story with this beginning: We are learning to make a fire.
  • 23. Write about somethingthat you are thankful forand appreciate.
  • 24. Your uncle and your cousin aresitting in a room.One of them wantsto be someone else. Write their story.
  • 25. Begin your story with this line:It was the ONE thing he wanted most.
  • 26. Your mother and your teacher meet by accident at the coffee shop. One of them is pretending to be someone else. Write their story.
  • 27. Use this plot for your story:getting carried away with a new fad
  • 28. Write from the POINT OF VIEWof a LONE TREE in a FOREST
  • 29. Come up with 12 good reasons to sleep in.
  • 30. Write from thePOINT OF VIEW of a BIRDCAGEin which the bird recently died.
  • 31. Think of 12 things to do without electricity
  • 32. Begin your story with: The clock winked.
  • 33. List 20 thingsyou’re afraid of.Pick one fear and write about it.
  • 34. Write about a blue-colored object.
  • 35. Write an excuse for not working today.
  • 36. Write about a scaryexperience with a teacher.
  • 37. Write a short storyusing the followingPaper clipsprincipallunchboxswinggirl with a pink ribbon
  • 38. Write a short story using the following soy sauce babysitter cowboy hat puppy tortilla chips
  • 39. Write 10 things you can do with tissue paper. Pick one and write about it.
  • 40. What’s your idea of a perfect vacation?
  • 41. Write about a time you hid from someone.
  • 42. Write a short story using the following butterfly balloon school playground rainbow talking dog
  • 43. Write about what’d you cook for your enemy.
  • 44. List 20 things that annoy you. Pick one and write about it.
  • 45. Choose one of your physical features.Write about how you change or disguise it.
  • 46. Put Batman and Scooby-Doo in an elevator. Write a story about their ride to the top.
  • 47. Write about the biggest lie you’ve ever told.
  • 48. Write about a job, task, chore you strongly dislike.
  • 49. Write about a plate of sunshine.
  • 50. What do you do on a rainy day.
  • 51. Begin with: “I thought I saw...”
  • 52. Write the story of adisastrous family picnic.
  • 53. Write about a studentwho always skipped breakfast.
  • 54. Write about a habitthat is hard to break.
  • 55. You get home and check your messages on your answering machine. On the third you freeze. Begin there.
  • 56. You wake up, go to the bathroom, and look into the mirror. A different face stares at you. Begin there.
  • 57. Write about someone you’dlike to see in jail.
  • 58. What would you do with three wishes?(Can’t ask for more wishes.)
  • 59. “You know what else children don’t know?” Include this dialogue in your story.
  • 60. Start your story with this: She touched the little box in her pocket and smiled.
  • 61. 25 cent wings seemed like a great idea.Sadly, there were not. Begin with this.
  • 62. List 50 things you’ll never do.