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Fun for Friday: Writing Prompts on Different Themes

| May 22, 2020

Here’s a cool site with writing prompts along different themes: 105 Creative Writing Prompts. So if you’re in the mood for writing something funny, or if you’re looking for something for kids to write about, they’ve got options!  

Fun for Friday: Urban Legends from Every State

| May 8, 2020

If you’re looking for inspiration for a horror story or other creepy tale, check out this list of the scariest urban legends from each state. Having lived in three different states, I admit I hadn’t heard any of the urban legends from any of those states. But we definitely had more localized urban legends in […]

Fun for Friday: May 2020 Prompts

| May 1, 2020

This April flew past, and I can hardly believe it’s May now! So it’s time for another month’s prompts! This month, we’ve got a random assortment of words, some of which are themed toward May or spring. You can also use the image with this post, of trees  that have grown at an angle to […]

Writing Games

| April 27, 2020

Last week, I was able to do one of the online classes offered through Clarion West. The one I participated in was the Writing Sprints with K. Tempest Bradford. For the prompt for our writing sprints, Tempest used a game called “I Believe,” which is a lonely game that’s included in Of the Woods. The […]

Fun for Friday: Things to Do at Home, or Things to Write about People Doing at Home

| April 17, 2020

With many of us staying at home a lot more than we used to, people may want to get creative for things to do while they’re at home. This list has 30 fun options! But if you want to get really creative, you could take this list of options and use it as writing prompts. […]

Fun for Friday: Flash Fiction Writing Prompts

| April 3, 2020

My attention span tends to be fairly short right now, so the idea of writing flash fiction rather than longer works is definitely appealing to me. Here’s a list of 131 flash fiction prompts if you’re also looking for shorter things to write! The website offers it as a 100 day challenge or a 30 […]

Fun for Friday: April 2020 Writing Prompts

| March 27, 2020

March has seemed a lot longer than it ought to have, but this is shaping up to be the new normal in our neck of the woods. This month, we’ve got a random assortment of words, plus a bonus handful of words in the image for this post. Feel free to toss them in wherever […]

Fun for Friday: Genre Writing Prompts

| March 20, 2020

If you’re looking for specific genre writing prompts, check out this list! They’ve got several ideas for each of a bunch of different genres. And they’ve even got historical fiction, which is an uncommon genre to find in prompts! This could also be fun if you randomly picked two prompts from different genre categories and […]

Fun for Friday: March 2020 Writing Prompts

| February 28, 2020

We’re already to the end of a long February, so it’s time for the March writing prompts! I’ve got themed and non-themed prompts mixed in this year! You could also integrate the photo I’ve included with this post as a part of your prompt. This month, it’s flowers that look like they’re made of glass, […]

Fun for Friday: What Ifs

| February 21, 2020

For this week’s fun, check out this list of “What If” Journal Prompts. But now, apply them to fiction. More specifically, spin out some ideas of what a character might do if one of these What Ifs happened to them, and build a story from there!