Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to participate in a pivotal point in history? What what it have been like as a conductor on the Underground Railroad? Have you ever wondered how the ancient pyramids were constructed? Write about what it would have been like for you.
Today’s Writing Prompt: What do you want to be when you grow up?
I recognize that many of you who will be reading this post are probably already grownups. I work in higher education and I often ask the young adults I counsel, “What to you want to be when you grow up?” We often have ideas of how certain jobs lack financial stability or may not live up to the expectations of others. Many of us have had careers for many years, but there was that one thing or job that you always wanted to have. A dream job.
For this writing prompt, write about your dream job. What would you daily activities be? How would your life be different? Who knows, you may be inspired to take a leap of faith and follow your dreams.
I am constantly commenting on how much we are tied to our phones both literally and figuratively. I work in higher education, and I remember when I was a student sitting outside on campus on a nice day with a book and seeing other students doing the same. Now everyone is on their phones. I must admit that I spend a great deal of time on my phone as well. So for this writing prompt, we will put our phones to use.
For this writing prompt, take a picture or text from your phone and write a story about it. Make up an entirely different situation or expand on it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Your Most Embarrassing Moment
Do you recall a time when you were so embarrassed you thought you would never recover from it? Write about it. Describe what happened, the reactions you noticed, and how you felt. You can even write about how you would have liked to prevent it or rectify the embarrassment.
Do you have a gift that stands out it your mind? Was it unexpected? Was it a gift to someone else? How did they react? Write about something you gave or received as a gift. What was special about it? Try to describe the the feelings you felt when you gave or received it.
I love words. I love obscure, barely-used words. I love using them in random situations. Have you ever heard a word that you have been dying to use, but you never find the opportunity to use it? Now is your chance. Write something based on that word. Let it spark your creativity or explain why you love it.
Today is my 50th Write on Wednesday! To celebrate this milestone, this prompt is dedicated to my 9th grade English teacher, Georgia Butler. For many years after graduating from high school and graduating from college with a degree in English, I search for all of my English teachers specifically to tell them how much they inspired me to pursue writing. Ms. Butler left my high school to take a position as a principal in a neighboring town shortly after my 9th grade year. I lost touch with her and was unable to find her. About two weeks ago, I ran into her at the grocery store! She could not believe I recognized her. It has been 30 years since the last time I saw her but, I recognized her immediately. I couldn’t wait to tell her what I was doing and that writing and education is still a huge part of my life and that I now work in higher education.
I have always valued education in all forms but, I have a tremendous amount of respect for those who teach our young children. As with my first Write on Wednesday post I honor a teacher who left a lasting impression on me, but there is also a prompt in line with the them of this post.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Write a Lesson Plan
Teaching takes time, planning, dedication, and effort. It is not a small feat to create a lesson plan. Pick any subject you like. Take into account learning styles, audience, and objectives. This is a great writing exercise to practice something different. It will work every area of your brain.