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Fun for Friday: August 2020 Writing Prompts

| July 31, 2020

Even though time feels somewhat meaningless, with all of the days running into one another, only differentiated by weekends, another month has passed. July is wrapping up today, which means it’s time for the August 2020 prompts! This month, the words are generally random, with a few seasonal words tossed in for good measure. I’m […]

Fun for Friday: Camp Writing Prompts

| July 17, 2020

Summertime is often a time for summer camps or family camping trips. While more folks are sticking closer to home this summer, that doesn’t mean you can’t dream about camping, and perhaps turn these summer camp journaling prompts into fiction prompts!

Fun for Friday: July 2020 Writing Prompts

| June 26, 2020

In the northern hemisphere, we’re headed toward summer, with many locales already seeing summer temperatures. In the meantime, I’m sure the southern hemisphere is getting well into winter (though I know fewer people there commenting on the weather). For July, I’ve got prompts about summer, but also some drawn from various July art challenges and […]

Fun for Friday: Writing Challenges!

| June 19, 2020

If you’re looking for something to shake up your writing routine, check out these 8 creative writing challenges. While some are linked to a specific time frame, others can be used as you see fit!  

Fun for Friday: Creative Writing Exercises

| June 5, 2020

If you’re looking for some writing exercises you could work on to get your brain in gear, check out these 10 creative writing exercises. They aren’t geared toward any specific genre, which means there are thousands of directions you could take them in!

Fun for Friday: June 2020 Writing Prompts!

| May 29, 2020

Another month is behind us, and soon we’ll be halfway through the year. So here are some writing prompts for you to enjoy in June! They’re a fairly random mix of words, several of which could be read several different ways. Check back on the last Friday of each month (or occasionally the first day […]

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 […]