Writing Exercises and Prompts
* You've just discovered you have super powers. How did you discover your new powers? What are they and how are you going to use them?
* You're going on vacation for a week and need to put an out of office message on your e-mail. But you're tired of the standard boring message you normally receive. What creative message will you post?
* You've been asked by Merriam - Webster to create four new words. What are the words and their definition.
* You're in a public restroom when two people enter. They start talking about a plot to kill a famous actor. They do not know you are there. Report the conversation to the police, explaining the plot, place and motive.
* Write about your fondest memory about the first day of school.
*Write a poem about a notebook or binder. Then write it from the objects point of view.
* Write a poem about your favorite meal and how much you enjoyed it.
* What is your fondest summer memory? Free write for 5 minutes.
* The most important writing advice I have ever received. Write for five minutes.
* Open the dictionary and pick five words at random. Write a story that incorporates all five words.
* Write about your writing process - Where do you write? What time of day? What sounds do you hear? What objects surround you? What do you use to write? What can you see when you look up? How do you feel? Explain why this situation is so comforting and productive to you? Write for 15 minutes.
* Write a 1,000 word story about a Deja Vu moment you've had.
* Select a short story you have written and write it from a different characters point of view.
* Describe a scene from your current work or create a new one using all five senses - sight, sound, touch, smell and taste.
* When you're in a public place pick a person and write a detailed description of the person - appearance and mannerisms.
* Take a story or picture from the newspaper and write a short story about it.
* Write about a monkey buying suspenders. Write for 15 minutes.