10 Great Writing Prompts
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Writing Prompt # 001
Picture prompt: Start a story or scene from a description of the picture above.
Writing Prompt # 002
- Write a story about what is going in the painting.
- Go back and write the story from the point of view of one of the people in the painting
- Re- write it a third time from the point of view of someone who is not visible in the painting
Writing Prompt # 003
If you could be anyone, living or dead, for a day, who would you be? Describe what you would do on that day.
Writing Prompt # 004
What was something that you feared at first and then absolutely loved? Write about your experience.
Writing Prompt # 005
“They set out that morning knowing they may not all return. As he kissed his wife, he wished he would have told her about…” Finish the story
Writing Prompt # 006
If you could pick anyone to be your mother and father, who would they be? Why?
If you could pick anyone to be your son or daughter, who would they be? Why?
Writing Prompt # 007
A nosy reporter arrives in a sleepy little town and begins to ask questions. Its obvious the residents are all hiding something…
Writing Prompt # 008
Watch the above video.
- Write a story from the point of view of one of the people in one of the paintings discussed.
- Write a story from the ufo’s point of view
Writing Prompt # 009
Picture Prompt: Write a story explaining what happened before this picture was taken.
Writing Prompt # 010
Time Travel: Your character, thousands of years in the future, discovers the Acropolis and tries to find out what it was, what happened to it, and its importance.
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I’m a MFA student doing an internship teaching creative writing to high schoolers, and I think this would be a really fun idea for them to mess around with. I have students who like poetry, nonfiction and fiction, so maybe this could work for all three, depending on the picture. Thanks!
Hi Krista! I think it would work for all three as well. I post writing prompts regularly at: lasesanaonwriting.wordpress.com, there is a link at the top of this page. Thanks for reading and good luck teaching- I taught Spanish 101 to college freshmen for 2 years while getting my MA and its an experience I’ll never forget. It really changed who I am. I wish you the best of luck- teaching is a great service to the community!
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