Writing prompt: Favorite fairy tale


When you were a child, what was your favorite fairy tale? “Cinderella”? “Jack and the Beanstalk”? “The Ugly Duckling”? Write a modern, micro version of that fairy tale. (Image: fanaru.com)

Writing prompt: To conform or not

Have there been times in your life when you went along with the traditional ways of doing things? Have there been times when you did something unconventional? Write about those experiences and what you learned from them. Feel free to be serious and funny.

What I’m reading: Sober Play

I’ve just started reading Sober Play: Using Creativity for a More Joyful Recovery by Jill Kelly with Bridget Benton. Here’s an excerpt:

Select a difficult moment from your past. Write about that moment as a scene in a novel or play just as it happened. To take it deeper: Rewrite the scene with a different ending.

Writing prompt: What if….

Pick one of the following prompts and write about it for 10 minutes:

What if the owner of a bakery became diabetic?

What if you were born 50 years earlier?

What if three teens hacked into a library database and learned what everyone in town is reading?

Writing prompts

Three writing prompts from The Writer’s Block by Jason Rekulak:

1. Write about a library or bookstore that has special significance to you. Which authors did you discover there?

2. Write about your partner’s first sexual experience.

3. Write about the physical characteristic you would have killed to change in junior high school.