Today’s Writing Prompt: Write your own history.
I have always wondered about my ancestors. I have been able to go back as far as about five or six generations, but that’s it. I have often been told stories about how I am a decedent of this person or that person, but I never knew if it was true. Maybe my history isn’t as exciting as it has been told to me. The writer in my says it can be as exciting as I make it. Create your own history as you imagine it to be. You can start with your last name. Create an origin and start from there, or it could be a family trait that many of you family members share. Be very creative.
Writing Prompt: Write a poem.
When I was a preteen, I wrote poetry all the time. Some of it was good and some of it was not so good. When I was in the 7th grade, I won a poetry contest. Shortly after, it stopped writing poetry. I believe I stopped because I was getting closer to deciding about college and possible career paths and, was constantly discouraged from pursuing a writing career. It was not until my final year of college, I had an assignment to write a poem for my creative writing class. My that poem was chosen by my professor to be included in that year’s Southern Literary Festival.
I believe all writers have a poem inside them. Use this writing prompt to get it out.
Today’s writing prompt: You wake up next to a lake of fire. There is a man named Virgil standing next to you. He tells you that he knows you did everything you could bu,t you did not make it to heaven. Then he welcomes you to Hell. Try to figure out why you ended up there. Go and explore. In which circle will you remain?
I loved reading Dante’s Inferno, but it scared the heck out of me. This prompt may require a little reading up, but of course, that is always a good thing.
Today’s Writing Prompt:
At least once a week, on my way to work, I see something that makes me want to turn around and find out what is going on. So today’s writing prompt will be to write about something you witnessed and wanted to know the outcome of. For instance, two days ago I witnessed a couple walking down the sidewalk. They stopped briefly and had a heated exchange. Next the woman’s phone rang, she answered it, and they both went running in the opposite direction. The stoplight changed and I was left to wonder what happened. For this writing prompt, I will have the opportunity to finish the story.
Today’s writing prompt:
Grab your favorite book (or one of them) and go to the last page and use it as the beginning of a new story.
Today’s writing prompt:
Solve an unsolved mystery. Try to explain the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, uncover the identity of Jack the Ripper, or the reason why there have been so many movie theater attacks and shootings.
Today’s Writing Prompt: What is your pet peeve? Explain what makes it so irritable to you.
Pet peeves are annoyances. So it is obvious that whatever the pet peeve is annoying, but oftentimes the reason it annoys you is difficult to reiterate. Many people have pet peeves that seem very weird or hard to understand. This is a good exercise in creative or descriptive writing.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Pick one thing about yourself that you love and explain why you love it. It could be a body part or a part of your personality. Go all out. Don’t worry about coming off as conceited. Shamelessly celebrate something wonderful about you. It would be a great idea to print it out and keep it handy.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Write about what you would do if you won the lottery. Who would you share it with? What problems will you face? How will it change your life?