Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Thoughts of Summer and Other Writing Prompts

Pick one of the prompts below and cook up (or would that be "barbecue"?) a story about summer. 

  • Summer makes me think of....
  • Ellen said, "Camping always sounds like a good idea until...."
  • Define "summer beach read." 
  • What was summer vacation like when you were a kid?
Photo courtesy of Klearchos Kapoutsis at flickr

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Book Collection and Other Writing Prompts

"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot." ~Stephen King 

Where is “she” in prompt number one: a massive library, or in a room with just a few books? And who’s she talking to: an adult or a child? All the details are up to you if you tackle prompt #1, but you can also browse the other prompts. Try them all, if you’re feeling bibliophilic.

1. "How many books do you own?" she asked...
2. Describe three books that have influenced you greatly.
3. "I found your little black book," said...
4. Combine a book, a loaf of bread, and a cactus in a story or poem.

Pick a prompt and get to work! Leave a comment to tell me about the results.

Photo courtesy of Tom Mascardo at flickr

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tattoos and Other Writing Prompts

Body art is the theme of today’s batch of writing prompts. We’ll start our potential reflections on personal ornamentation with a glimpse into that all-important moment of decision: who is that guy in the first prompt, and why does he want something put on his body permanently?

  • He decided to get a tattoo because….
  • Have you had anything pierced?
  • “Your hair looks like….”
  • What’s your favorite article of clothing? Where did you get it? 

Personally, I’d love to get a tattoo. Do you have one?