Writing prompts #10

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Today we have another 20 writing prompts. Use these as warm up activities, or for ideas for stories or articles or blog posts. Use them however you like. Let me know in the comments how you went using these ideas.

Twenty Writing Prompts:

  1. Write about your favourite fruit.
  2. Who is your favourite famous person in history (alive or dead)? Write down a list of questions you would like to ask during an interview.
  3. You are waiting for a bus. A public phone starts ringing and you answer it. Write down your conversation.
  4. You go fishing and catch your best fish ever. As you take it off the hook, it talks to you. Record your conversation.
  5. Describe the life of a clock – from the point of view of the clock.
  6. A small spaceship flies in through your window and lands next to your computer. Describe your reaction. What do you do next?
  7. Describe the worst disaster you’ve ever experienced.
  8. Write the first sentence of the novel you want to write someday. Make it great.
  9. “It’s not over yet.” Write down what you think might happen next.
  10. Write about the things you wish you had done on your holidays.
  11. “That’s what’s wrong with this organisation.” Make a list of the things that need correcting. It might be best if you don’t leave this list lying around at work.
  12. Write about the things you are not certain about.
  13. Describe what happened tomorrow.
  14. Imagine you are an ant living in a colony of ten million ants. How valued do you feel? Write about your feelings.
  15. One of your hens hatches an egg containing a small dinosaur. How do you look after your new pet?
  16. Imagine your best friend has died. Write an obituary for your friend.
  17. “I thought this would never happen to me.” Describe what happened and how you dealt with the situation.
  18. Make a list of things you could do when sick in bed.
  19. “My life is based on a true story.” Write about the things that you wish had happened in your life.
  20. Make a list of the highlights of your life so far.

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