Posts filed under ‘Ideas’
Here we go again…
- Jimmy yelped when the person in the photo winked up at him.
- The sound of someone rummaging through the garbage can outside
- Milwaukee was the next exit.
- Sitting in the first car of a new roller coaster.
- Rachel picked at the scab on her knee trying not to hear her parents screaming in the next room.
Share with us! (your own writing prompts or snippets of what you wrote!)
Try this little game for unlimited story ideas:
Grab a pair of dice
Create stories based on the numbers that are showing.
So, if you roll:
1 = a boy wearing a cast
2 = angry crowd around a flagpole
3 = spilled coffee on the carpet
4 = litter blowing in the street
5 = an obnoxious cell phone ringtone
6 = the first bite of a warm brownie topped with ice cream
So, with two dice you’ll get twice the numbers and you can combine two of the above: like if you roll a 3 and a 5 then start a story or poem or essay using spilled coffee on the carpet and an obnoxious cell phone ringtone. Or think up 6 more prompts if you roll numbers 7-12.
Think of the possibilities!
Weary as I post this. ..my day job is kicking my butt! So, “5″ is our theme for prompts today:
- 5 finger discount
- 5-day work week (or school week)
- giving a high-five
- Jackson Pollock’s abstract art “No. 5″ (pictured here)
- Memory from age 5
Share your pompts or your product of these prompts.
Till next week, catch ya on the flip side.
…is TRACY! Congrats, Tracy! I’ve sent you an email requesting your shipping address to receive your free copy of ARIES RISING.
Thanks to all who posted comments and to Bonnie Hearn Hill for guest posting.
Git your writin’ stick and git goin’!
Writing Prompts to move you and your pen:
- The moment you notice spring has arrived.
- A strange little boy is seen wandering the neighborhood and then, watching your house at night.
- “You’ve just won one million ______________!”
- Melody never even wanted to join marching band.
- Quirky traits of a new teacher.
Add your own! Share your story ideas! Have a great writing weekend!
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Remember the macaroni art from your younger days? Your home room teacher, or maybe art teacher would pass out bowls of uncooked elbow noodles or fusilli or mostaccioli to paint and paste in a unique design? Or perhaps you’d string the noodles on colorful yarn to make necklaces and bracelets which were then regifted to Mom or Grandma.
Well, today’s writing prompt has to do with Macaroni:
You have two options – either Write a Memory about a Macaroni Art Project you completed (describe the textures, the colors and the finished piece of art and who you gave it to and what their reaction was)
Write about a funny time you either cooked or ate macaroni (we all know someone who laughed until a slimy wet noodle came out of their nose!) Ew! Gross! I know, but give us the gory details.
Feel free to post some of your writing here! We’d all like to read it…
Hey – remember these? I’ve been off my game lately – the “other” world sucking the energy outta me (ya, know: day job, traipsing my boys across the city, surviving this brutal Midwest winter)
So, without further ado..
Get ready to Write Like CRAZY! See where these prompts, quotes and images take you…
- The rickety limbs of a winter tree
- Stepping in dog poop
- Citrus scent of a tangerine
- “Did you hear what happened to Miss Simmons?”
- Finding the wrong color hair in your brush
Share your ideas with us!