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Writing Prompt # 041

Writing Prompt # 041

  The Year of Your Birth:  What happened on the year you were born?  Pick an event and write one or two paragraphs about it.  Next write one or two paragraphs about the circumstances of your birth (where, your parents, etc.).   Need some inspiration?  Type in the year of your birth in Wikipedia   … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 029

Writing Prompt # 029

  Who is your favorite literary villain?  Write about a little known fact about this character.     Related articles Vintage Classics Day: what makes a good literary villain? (kimbofo.typepad.com) Top 5 Greatest Villains (lawgospelaction.wordpress.com) Welcome to Villainy – Population: You. (christchurchkids.wordpress.com) Vivid Villains: Developing the Antagonist (creativemysteries.wordpress.com) Making your villain less like Snidely Whiplash. … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 026

Writing Prompt # 026

Jabberwocky ‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!” He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 025

Writing Prompt # 025

  What happened to her arms?  Write it from her perspective.     Related articles Writing Prompt – Eyelashes (chrismasterman.com) Weekend Prompting: Here is what I have (visibleandreal.wordpress.com) Writing-prompt: Sloth (sandscriber.wordpress.com) Teen Writing Prompt 295 (teengirlsthatwrite.wordpress.com) 9/29/12-Daily Prompt (scribblersinkblog.wordpress.com) 9/26/2012 Writing Prompt (thoughtsontoast.wordpress.com) Friday Freewrite #45 – Yes (anitaking.wordpress.com) What are the best writing prompts … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 021

Writing Prompt # 021

For five minutes, make a list of people who lived over 1000 years from now.  When you are finished, look over the list and think about what the people on it did to acquire their fame.  What does it take to be remembered by future generations?  Do you think anybody alive today will be remembered … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 017

Writing Prompt # 017

  Modern Gods:  Greek Gods ruled the ancient world.  They were also said to be immortal.  Imagine the Greek Gods are still living today.  Pick one god and write a story about his or her modern life: what kind of job they have, their powers, how they learned to cope with change, etc.

Writing Prompt # 015

Writing Prompt # 015

  In 2007 near Verona, Italy, two skeletons were found locked in an embrace during construction work for a factory building.  Archeologists determined that they are around 5,000 to 6,000 years old and are almost certainly a man and a woman who died young, judging by their intact teeth.  Write the story of this pair … Continue reading