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.
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?