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.
October 2: 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?
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?