Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Helicopter & Other Writing Prompts

Why are the police buzzing around in prompt number one? Only you can answer that question. If police helicopters leave your imagination blank, move on to another prompt. Take ten minutes to freewrite without stopping, stalling, or second-guessing yourself. Just write!

--Janet watched the police helicopter circling over her house. She wondered what was going on, but she didn’t have to wonder for long. To her amazement, she saw….

--How has the current economic recession affected your friends and family?

--George laughed before he told his grandson, “I wish I’d saved more money, kiddo, but the truth is….”

--Think back to your school days. How well do you remember the weeks between summer's end and school's start? What stands out in your mind about that time? Did you look forward to being back in the classroom, or did you dread it?
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