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Prophecy Prompt

On the first two pages of Maggie Stiefvater’s novel Raven Boys, we learn that the main character, Blue, has grown up with a prophecy which states that if she “was to kiss her true love, he would die.” Ack! Can you imagine? You fall in love but then...

Can you write a poem?

April is National Poetry Month. I’ve found that teens have pretty strong opinions about poetry. They either LOVE it or they HATE it. There’s not much middle ground. Where do you fall? Are you a poet? If so, share a poem! I’ve added poetry as a genre...

Steampunk Prompt

Thanks to th3wraith for this one. Using a steam powered digger, you have dug thru the earth’s crust. What steampunk world do you find down there? Write your story in 2000 words maximum and post!

A Photo of You Writing Prompt

Find a photograph that you like. To do this, you can just go to google and search “photo.” You’ll actually hit on some cool images. Choose one photo that you like. One with people in it is best. Next, ask yourself a few questions: Who are the people...

An Epistolary Writing Prompt

Epistolary? Are you wondering about that word? Let me clarify. An epistolary novel or story is one which is written as a series of documents. Generally, these documents are letters or diary entries, but they could be emails, texts, newspaper articles, or even...

Adventure Quick Write

It’s good to get “warmed-up” to write, just as its good to warm up before exercising. For a warm-up, open up a new document or get a clean piece of paper and start writing. Don’t stop for at least 15 minutes. See what comes out. You might end...

Writing Warm-up – Adventure

It’s good to get “warmed-up” to write, just as its good to warm up before exercising. For a warm-up, open up a new document or get a clean piece of paper and start writing. Don’t stop for at least 15 minutes. See what comes out. You might end...

Writing Prompt Using your Favorite Novel

Go grab your favorite novel for this creative writing prompt. Got it? Now, open it up to a random chapter. Write down the first sentence of that chapter. Choose another chapter and write down the last sentence. Write a 500 word buy cheap bupropion story using those...

Prompt Using your Favorite Novel

Go grab your favorite novel for this writing prompt. Got it? Now, open it up to a random chapter. Write down the first sentence of that chapter. Choose another chapter and write down the last sentence. Write a 500 word story using those lines as the first and last...

How do songs inspire you? Writing Prompt

This week, pick a song, and use the inspiration from the lyrics to write a story. This one should be no longer than 3000 words maximum. See what you come up with and share it here so we can all read your masterpieces, and give you some feedback.

Train Story Writing Prompt

You find a suitcase in a train station. The suitcase has your name on it. Write a story based on this prompt. It must be first person and no more than 1500 words! Can you do it? If you can, post your masterpiece on the “submit stories” tab. Add the tag...

Tell a Train Story Prompt

Here’s your prompt for the week: You find a suitcase in a train station. The suitcase has your name on it. Write a story based on this prompt. It must be first person and no more than 1500 words! Can you do it? If you can, post your masterpiece on the...

A Book and A Video to Inspire

Goodreads.com – a giant “facebook-ish” site for readers announced the winners of the Best Books of 2012 today. In the Young Adult Category, The Fault in our Stars, by John Green won by a LANDSLIDE. It got 37,438 votes! Second place earned 8890 votes....

Character Development Writing Prompt

This is a fun exercise Julia Cameron wrote for her book  The Artist’s Way. She developed it as an exercise to develop creativity, but it works well for characters too. First, list at least five imaginary lives you would like to lead, and think about what you would do...

Focus on . . . Character

This is a fun exercise Julia Cameron wrote for her book  The Artist’s Way. She developed it as an exercise to develop creativity, but it works well for characters too. First, list at least five imaginary lives you would like to lead, and think about what you would do...

Focus on . . . anything!

Open up your favorite magazine at random. Write a story based on the page before you. NO switching pages. Did you come up with anything amazing? What was on your page? Share in the comments below.

Magazine Writing Prompt

Open up your favorite magazine at random. Write a story based on the page before you. NO switching pages. Start writing based on whatever is on your page. Look at the images, the text and then…start writing. Did you come up with anything amazing? What was on...

Journey Quick Write

Describe the shortest journey a character could take. Where do they go? How does it impact your character? Or does them impact him at all? Share your “journey” in the comments.

Beginning Quick Write

Write about a . . . beginning . . . the beginning of anything. Write for ten minutes without stopping. Write either on your computer or notebook. See where your story takes you and have fun.