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10 Websites With Writing Prompts   Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Huff

Here is a list of 10 sites that have a variety of writing prompts on them. Journals, fiction, etc. there are prompts for everyone.

  1. Writer’s Digest
  2. Creative Writing Now
  3. Scribd
  4. Writing.com
  5. Buzzle
  6. The Prompt Writer
  7. Creative Writing Solutions
  8. About.com
  9. Creativewriting-prompts.com
  10. Journalingprompts.com

Writing Prompts pt. 15   Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Huff

 

  • I walked up the shadowed path with my friends, distracted from their excited chatter by the queasiness in my gut. How did I wind up here, at what was supposed to be the most haunted of houses in our entire city?
  • Write a monologue in which a character vents a strong emotion, but the venting leads to the character revealing that there maybe another emotion at work.
  • Describe how your life would be different now if you had or hadn’t done something you regret.
  • Write about something you did that makes you feel guilty. Focus mainly on the emotion and how it affects your actions.
  • Write a scene in which a character is lying about the way they feel. Show how the character’s actions give away his/her true emotions.
  • Imagine emotions as people and describe them with as much detail as possible.
  • Write about the evidence, or lack thereof, for a supreme being that you can find in your own life.
  • Create a character in your mind. Describe his wardrobe and possessions. Explain what items are his favorite and why.
  • What songs do you think capture the spirit of true love and why.
  • If you could choose a magical item to have, what would it be? How would you use it?

10 Writing Prompts pt. 14   Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Huff

 

  • How would you go about starting a revolution to take over the world?
  • Are there any real life ghost towns in your area? Write an article or true life story about the towns abandonment.
  • Write about the most difficult decision you’ve ever made.
  • Open your dictionary and pick out 5 random words, and then use them in a story or poem.
  • Think of a creepy or haunted place by where you live. Write your version of the story of how it came to haunted.
  • Write as if you are an explorer who found a new species of frog, but find out that it is flesh-eating.
  • The woman just grabbed his arm. Out of nowhere. Just grabbed his arm and said “let’s go”. He supposed he should have questioned it, but she was hot. And mysterious. Little did he know then that she was also dangerous.
  • I was happy to finally get away for awhile, but this is definitely not the vacation I would have chosen…
  • A group of archeologists go on an expedition, only to get drawn into the tragic events of the people they are studying.
  • Think of your favorite ballad or love song and then rewrite it from a different point of view. The other woman (or man), the father of someone, a coworker, etc.
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