Weekly Writing Prompt (#37)

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First I am sorry that this is a day late. Yesterday was a long day at work and I was burnt out by the time I got home. Thankfully I have tonight mostly free, so I am able to at least do this post.

  1. What does religion or faith mean to you? Do you have a religion? What are your views and feelings towards spirituality? Either tell a story, write a poem or simply start writing down ideas and see where it leads.
  2. You are watching a  fantasy or sci-fi movie or television. This show has supernatural or non-humans living among humans. When the show ends a conversation is started with your love interest about the reactions of the humans to the non-human or super-humans. It turns out your love interest is not normal. What happens next?
  3. Do you have a birthday tradition? Is there something you do every year on your birthday or some one else’s? If there is tell the story behind the tradition, including times that the tradition stuck out and made memories?
  4. What is something you do daily or almost daily? What simple and ordinary task do you do regularly? Once you have it in your head write a poem about it. First just write it out simply, then go back and add details along with poetic wording.
  5. Are you on Social Media? Use your profile or different profiles to write character description(s). If you have multiple accounts or profiles create a character or each one.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#36)

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  1. Write 3 two sentence story. Pick three genres (I am going to do Romantic, Comedy, and Horror). After you have your 3 genres write the story out and dwindle it down to two sentences that tell the important and complete story.
  2. Pick a favorite word either to say or one that you love its meaning. Use it to start a story or poem. Have that word be the beginning of the story and the focus of the story or the poem.
  3. You grew up hearing about lucky people just waking up in their dream lives. Then one day you wake up in a different life. Only it’s not your dream, but a stranger’s. What do you do? Who is the stranger?
  4. Tell a story about time travel but try to come up with a new idea or way of doing it. If you have seen or read an aspect of something you are writing try to change that aspect. This will be hard, but even slight changes may lead to a more interesting story.
  5. What does race mean to you? Express your answer the best way you see fit, whether that is a poem, story, or monologue.

 

Weekly Writing Prompts (#32)

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  1. Write a poem about relief. What does it feel like? How does it come? When does it happen?
  2. Write a monologue about goals or dreams (if you don’t have goals). Focus on your relationship with them. Talk about the goals or dreams as if they are characters. What is your relationship with them? How did they first come around?
  3. You are walking up your stairs in your house and you hear a crash from the floor you just were on. You thought you were home alone. What happens next?
  4. Write a character description that is at first a vague description of a family member. Write a first draft with this family member in mind. Go back at least twice giving the character more traits and more details that are not necessarily your family member’s traits and details. The focus should be using a real person to  write a fictional one.
  5. How does time affect you? What is your relationship with time? Creatively answer these two questions.

Weekly Writing Prompts (#31)

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  1. Write a monologue or a characters thoughts about their personality. The character could be you. Focus on what it means to be categorized in certain personality types.  Think about either introvert, extrovert, or a Myers-Briggs personality type (INFP, ESJT, etc). Let the monologue or thoughts be about how the defined personality group that you are in effect you or your character.
  2. Write a short story about community or family. What does it feel like to be around loving people? What happens when you are around your favorite people? Does that change your mood or anything else? If it does example.
  3. Write a poem about relaxing. What do you do? Where are you most relaxed? What does it feel like to you?
  4. Write about what it feels like to be gearing up for something big. It can be a big project, a wedding, a new baby, a move, or anything else that is life changing. Simply write about the feelings and thoughts about the big change.
  5. Your cat or dog or other pet is actually a magic being that was waiting for the right moment to tell or show you what he/ she really was. In an amazing show your pet shows you his/hers true form or powers. What happens next?

Weekly Writing Prompt (#29)

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  1. Write a poem describing physical pain. Start the poem with creative imagery about how the pain started but then go into how it feels. What causes it to grow? Where is the relief?
  2. Do you have a mentor? Write a character description about him/ her. What are they like? What makes them someone to look up to?
  3. Retell a story you heard from a friend or someone else in your life. Use different names and if you forget a detail use your own imagination. Basically use a story you heard as a prompt, trying to keep it as close to the original as possible.
  4. Two brother’s walk into a bar and start asking about the strange local crime that has happened. You hadn’t heard about anything strange, but the more you listen the more you realize you fit the target demographic. What do you do? What happens next? (yes, I am ready for Season 11 of Supernatural to start.)
  5. You meet the person that you have you are the biggest fan of. You’ve waited in lines and get up to actually see him/her. What do you want to do? What do you actually do?

Weekly Writing Prompt (#28)

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  1. What is the worst thing that could happen while you are flying (in an airplane) that you would be able to survive? Write a story (short or other wise) about that.
  2. You wake up a different person. You do not recognize anything. You are in a different city with a completely different lifestyle. What do you do?
  3. What would a stranger think about your favorite songs or the songs you listen to the most? Write a character description about yourself only using your music.
  4. Write a romantic love poem or song. What would you want your love to say? Whether it is a fictional or real life love does not matter. Simply write love in a romantic way.
  5. You live in a world where you can hear important thoughts of your soul mate. They act as a conscious for most people. However, you only always hear your own voice in your head. What happens? How do you react?

Weekly Writing Prompt (#27)

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  1. Write a character description or short story about a trained killed who has a warrior soul. Make this character strong and skilled but give him/ her a twist. Make the assassin/ trained killer have a character trait that you would not expect.
  2. You are exploring caves and get lost. You are not worried, because you have extra provisions. It isn’t until you start to see unearthly movements in the shadows that you start getting nervous. What is it and what do you do?
  3. Start a story with the dialogue, “You think I dear death. Do you think I fear hell? I was born from the dead and raised in hell.”
  4. Tell a story where a character or you finds out that the society they knew/ live in was not how they thought it was. Example: They thought they were living in a 1800 farm town, but are really living in a museum created to show the museum patrons what it was really like for people living back in that time period.
  5. Write a poem about the feelings you had during a fight, argument or disagreement. Keep the poem focused on you and your feelings.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#26)

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  1. Describe a land or setting of a story as if you are looking at it on a map. The idea is that it would be a fictional land, but you can look at a real map of a real place. My thought is to have details even though it’s an over view/ macro view of an area.
  2. Tell a story of an interaction you had with a stranger or a group of strangers.
  3. Write about a hike you took or piece of nature you recently saw. Use as much detail as possible. Let the nature and surroundings be the main focus.
  4. Outline a story (short or novel length) then use that outline to tell your own story. Use your own setting, characters, and details.
  5. You are canoeing/ floating down a river. You pull off to a bank to set up camp for the evening. Something is different about this place though and as you search for fire wood you find an old castle with purple flickering light coming from within.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#25)

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  1. Write a scene or short story involving only two people. Have these two characters be in a relationship, but add a twist in the relationship. The original idea I had and the story I will be writing that goes along with this prompt is that there is a dimension traveler who goes to different dimensions or universes. He thinks he is home and his wife is getting ready for bed. She is dancing as she brushes her teeth like normal but as soon as he greets her by joining in and trying to wrap his arms around her he realizes she has no idea who he is.
  2. Have you ever been in a situation where a person you knew saw you in a different light or saw a different side of you? This could be s a co-worker saw at a party or a parent saw you as an adult for the first time. Either write a short story or poem about this experience. What was it like after? How did it change you or your relationship with that person?
  3. Write a story about your day and then use that story to inspire a poem. Try not to let your real day influence your poem. Focus on the poem. If you have a partner or someone who could help you, ask them to either write their day or have them tell you about their day.
  4. Write about what gives you the most hope or what inspires you.
  5. You are beautiful. The definition of beautiful is having beauty; possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind. How are you beautiful? What makes you feel beautiful?

I hope these prompts help you create some sort of writing or art. If they do I would love to know and read your work. 

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#24)

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  1. Try explaining an inside joke you have between a group of friends. When did it start? Why is it funny? What is the back story and who knows it?
  2. People keep dying around you or your character for different reasons. The detectives and law enforcement is interested in talking to you or your character because everyone who is dying looks exactly like you or your character. What do you/ your character do? How do they act? What happens? Focus on the action and events.
  3. Be honest what is one of your fantasies? What is one thing that you mind enjoys coming back to and repeating? Write it down. Use the writing process as therapy to figure out why you day-dream or think about this fantasy. Write this as a monologue or journal entry format. Be honest, be real.
  4. We all have arguments or conflicts that play out in our minds. At least I have arguments and conflicts playing out in my mind . No matter what it never goes as planned because the other person doesn’t have the script that is in your head. Write your latest conflict thoughts/ plans out. Use different names, different settings, or change the situation a bit, so that it doesn’t hurt or anger the other person actually involved, if needed. Try to stay true to what you naturally thought would happen, though. Tell the story about the argument or conflict how you thought it would play out.
  5. Write a poem about a website you frequent often. Why do you go? What do you get out of it? How long do you stay on there? Remember though, it’s a poem; be poetic.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#24)

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  1. Take a character from a fairy tale or well know story and put them in our world. What would their reaction be? How is their world different from ours? How is it the same?
  2. Along that same idea take a friend or some one that lives in this world and put them in a fairy tale or fictional world. What will their main goal be? How difficult would it be for them to live in that different world?
  3. Write a monologue about struggle. What is the character like? Who is going through it? How are they working to over come? What gives them hope?
  4. Write a poem about a piece of furniture. Do not say what it is right away. Explain the basic description and feeling towards the piece of furniture. Wait until the end to confirm what you are talking about.
  5. Describe what summer is like for you. What do you need to do when it’s summer? What do you look forward to? Do you take vacations during the summer, if so what is your favorite vacation spot?

I hope you enjoy these prompts and I also hope that they help or inspire you to write a little more than you would this week. 

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week writing.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#23)

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  1. What is a common obstacle for you that stops you from creating or participating in one of your hobbies? Write a short story where that obstacle is a character. What is that character like and how do you interact with it?
  2. Write a character description of yourself. Go into the same details that you would for any other character. What do you look like, how do you act and what are your main  character traits?
  3. Take a poem, character description, scene or something else that you have created in the past and turn  it into a short story or the beginning of a longer narrative. The focus is to use an idea or creation that may not be that fresh in your memory to create something new and something whole.
  4. Do you remember a friend you had when you were a child? Was he or she imaginary, a stuffed animal or real? Write about this friend and the fun times you two shared. Focusing on what you played and the adventures you went on.
  5. Create a new word or a few new words. Define them using the standard dictionary way of defining words. This is so that you are clear about the words meaning. Once the definition is set write a story that uses your word/ words. Make sure that the word/ words in the story have clear definitions and that you can figure out the new words inside the story itself.

I hope you enjoy reading this post and are inspired by these prompts. If you do use them please let me know.

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.

Weekly Writing Prompts (#22)

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  1. What is a relationship that changed your life or one of your character’s life? Who was it? What type of relationship was it? Is that relationship still going on? If not why?
  2. Tell a short story about a time when you or one of your hero characters were sick? What personality traits came out? How were you or your character sick?
  3. What book are you reading or what was the last book you read for entertainment? Write a poem about what your experience was with that book. Do not give the details of the book and try not to use the title in the poem. The focus should not actually be on the book, but on your experience while reading it and your emotions towards the book.
  4. The type of games people play can tell a lot about that person. Do you like puzzle games, fast actions games, table top or video games? Pick your favorite game or genre of games and write about it. This can either be a poem or a short story. The focus of this prompt is to get you thinking and writing about the games that you play and why you play them.
  5. Write a monologue explaining what it is like to be an artist. What is it like for you to live a creative life?

I  hope these inspire you. Let me know if you use any of these prompts.

Weekly Writing Prompts (#21)

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  1. Where are you most peaceful? Where can you relax the easiest? Write about this place.
  2. Write a fictional story where the main character feels different. Are they really? What makes them different?
  3. Write a story about your future kids or kids that you have, but set it in their future. What are your hopes for them? How do you hope their life or lives have turned out? What do you want for them?
  4. Motivation can be a powerful thing. It can push you towards the seemingly impossible or lack of it can stop you from doing anything at all. Write a poem about motivation. How does it affect you? Are you usually a motivated person or does it take a lot to motivate you? What is your relationship with motivation?
  5. What is your inner monologue right now? What are you thinking about, besides writing? What is important in your life at this moment? Let your thoughts flow on the page/ screen. You can edit it to make sense to your audience, but stay true to you and your thoughts.

Weekly Writing Prompts (#20)

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  1. Write a poem about the emotions you feel while driving home from work. Don’t focus on the commute or what you do for work. Instead focus on your feelings and thoughts.
  2. Write a short story in the fantasy genre where a character must lake a leap of faith and it pays off. Make sure that the results of the leap of faith are fantasy based.
  3. Tell a story about fairies, nymphs, pixies or other creatures that disguise themselves as flowers.
  4. What is it like for you to create art? Write about your creative process, whether it is poetry, narratives, 2D visual art, 3D visual art, or performance art. Is there a method? Do you see a pattern to your art?
  5. Pick out your favorite quote, if you don’t have one use the quote on the picture on the post. Use it to inspire you to write a poem or short story that describes that quote. Bring those words to life and make the sentence or two mean so more than it did before.

I hope you guys and gals enjoyed this post. If you did let me know and like always, please, let me know if you were inspired by this.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#19)

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  1. Pick a character you are very familiar with, preferably a character you have created. Write a monologue that does not take place in the story that they are from. Let their inner voice as you hear it come out. What is the most important thing that they could tell the audience? What do they need to share?
  2. What was the last thing you ate or what are you eating at this moment? What does it taste like? Write a poem or description about that food. Describe it in as much detail as possible.
  3. Write a short story or the start of a story where everyone is exactly the same. What is it like to be part of that society and what where does the conflict of the story come from.
  4. Write a short story or poem about fairies. What is your image of them? What do they do and how do they interact with other creatures?
  5. Describe a face, either your own or some one close to you. I suggest finding a picture of that person. Describe their face in great detail. Paint a portrait of their face with your words.

Like always, I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if these prompts inspire you I would love to read your story, poems, monologue and descriptions.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#18)

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  1. Write about a poem about a journey you are on or have been on. It can be a metaphoric journey or an actual trip. Focus on the emotions and word choices to describe the journey.
  2. Start a story slow, using relaxed wording. Use the wording and style to speed the story up while adding more emotion as the story goes on. Focus the story on the speed and emotion of the story.
  3. Describe water, either a glass of water or a body of water. The idea or prompt is to take something that everyone comes in contact with daily and turn it into something different. Be creative in how you describe water and use as much detail as you can. Make sure to make the water something emotional or beautiful.
  4. What do you dream about? Where does your hope lay? What pushes you forward in your life? Answer these questions in a poem.
  5. If you were able to have any animal at all as a pet what would you want? Write a short story describing how you got your dream pet and your relationship with it.

Weekly Writing Prompts (#17)

encouragement

 

  1. Write a story that takes place in your mind. Give different thought patterns, emotions, or day dreams their own characters. Use those characters to tell the story about what it is like to be in your brain. What do you think about most often? What do you think about when you are bored?
  2. Tell a story about a superpower you would love to have, include friends that have complementary powers as you. Focus on the superpowers and the relationships, rather than the setting or bad guy conflict.
  3. Imagine you or a character of yours is sitting in a cafe after finishing the drink they ordered and simply finishing up reading or something on their phone. They are distracted when a second cup is placed in front of them. The stranger with the new beverage says he or she is a time traveler. What happens next?
  4. Write a poem about light, whether it is a specific lamp, type of light or the imagery of light being the good in the world. What is it like? What characteristics does it have? What emotions are related to the light?
  5. Write about puppets, whether it is a poem, short story, essay, monologue, or description that could be used in something else does not matter. Write about what you know about puppets and how you view them. Are the creepy or fun? Do you find them interesting or do you stay away from them? Can you name the different types? Basically write about puppets in your point of view, only using what you already know about them.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#16)

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  1. Write a short story about being nervous or being afraid. What are you or your character afraid of? How do you or your character react to their fear or nervousness?
  2. Write a story about a broken character and a friend who comes along side him/her. What did it take for the character to break and what does it take in order for them to be helped? Focus on the relationships and characters.
  3. “If I could have stayed I would…” Use that statement as inspiration to write a short story or poem. How does the rest of the story or poem go?
  4. Pick a childhood game that you enjoyed playing. Write down the rules that you played with. Now create a society or short story around those rules and around the game.
  5. Write about being a warrior. What is your or your character’s war about? What are they fighting for?

Weekly Writing Prompt (#15)

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  1. Write a short story focused on a character who is considered a hero. How do they act? What are they like? What is the action in the scene? As an added challenge do not have them do anything heroic or special. Have it be an average day or event.
  2. Have you ever performed? If so write a story about a time when you performed either for someone special or for an audience. If not write a short story about a character who is a performer. How does it feel? What do you see while performing? How did you prepare and what was it like after you did?
  3. Write a short story about an event that happened during your day that would best describe the day. Was it a highlight or low point? Were you alone or with people? What happened and where were you?
  4. Write a poem about friendship. What does it mean to you and is it like to you?
  5. Write a poem or short story focused around numbers. It can be a count down, a repeating number, or about some sort of math.

I hope these inspire you or help you with writer’s block. If it does help or if you enjoyed reading the prompts let me know. Also thank you for reading.