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  • Writing Prompts

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

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