Writing Prompts

We’ve found writing prompts to be helpful as they trigger inspiration and make us practice skills outside of our usual writing area. The piece can be a sentence, a paragraph or however long the writing muse dwells.

Group members attending each meeting brainstorm and agree on the writing prompt for the next meeting. 


December 4: Traditions

November 6: Take a fairy tale character(s) out of their story and put them in a different setting/situation: *Another fairy tale *Real life/contemporary life *A different time period
*Focus on their character traits/character history from their regular story: have they changed? Have they learned a lesson?

October 2: See above.

September 4: Write a piece about change.

August 7: Write a piece that includes a body of water and makes use of all five senses.

July 10: The most annoying thing

June 12: The smell of hamburgers cooking…

May 15th: Write about an encounter with law enforcement.

April 10th: “Inspired By Actual Events” (use a story from the news or history books to inspire a short work of fiction)

March 6th: Eavesdropping on a conversation

February 6th: Winter Day

January 2nd: How Are You?

2020 Prompts

2019 Prompts

2018 Prompts

2017 Prompts

2016 Prompts

2015 Prompts