Summer Writing Mini-Workshop: Creative Writing Prompts

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If you’ve run out of ideas based on your own life (hopefully a temporary thing), borrow from the lives of others. (Just be sure to change the names of the innocent & especially the not-so-innocent.) https://sarahleastories.com/2014/04/20/if-i-was-the-title-of-a-book/

Imagine how different your world would be if one thing (or even a letter of the alphabet) was taken away. https://sarahleastories.com/2015/07/31/writers-digest-wednesday-poetry-prompt-316-theme-open/

Write a story about someone who is at odds with their environment. (Think “The Beverly Hillbillies.”) https://sarahleastories.com/2016/01/31/creative-writing-prompt-polar-bears-in-the-desert/

How would the world be different if electronic communication was limited to those around us? https://sarahleastories.com/2015/07/04/writers-digest-wednesday-poetry-prompt-312-theme-dead/

Don’t want to write your own memoir? Write someone else’s. (Just make sure it’s labeled as fiction; first-person P.O.V. & present tense preferred.) https://sarahleastories.com/2016/03/06/writing-prompt-the-memoirs-of-others/

What would life be like if the Internet didn’t exist? Write a story (or an essay) about something (i.e. an invention) we take for granted. https://sarahleastories.com/2016/09/23/scholarship-essay-for-verizon-internet/

Instead of “What’s in your wallet?”, try “What’s in your purse?” Just as bumper stickers can tell you a lot about a person, so can the contents of what you carry with you. Look in your own purse (I don’t advise looking in someone else’s, so you’ll have to use your imaginations there), & write a story (or memoir) of its owner by filling in the blanks. https://sarahleastories.com/2016/11/05/poem-a-day-writers-digest-challenge-4-theme-imagined-life/

 

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