Your Weekly Writing Quest
This week, choose at least two of the prompts below and respond in a notebook or on a piece of paper.
- Here’s a list of first lines to stories that don’t yet exist. Choose your favorite and turn it into a fantastic work of fiction.
- Here’s the thing about me: I’m not exactly human.
- There is something impossible in my basement.
- On January 1, every 12-year-old woke up with the ability to fly.
- Think about a person you look up to or admire. Write a letter to them explaining why they are special to you.
- Gather a few photographs from family albums, magazines, newspapers, or online. Sit down with other members of your family and have everyone choose one photo. Spend 10-15 minutes free writing a story inspired by that photo. Swap photographs with someone and write for another 10-15 minutes. Have everyone share their stories along with the picture that inspired them.
- Keep a journal to record your activities and feelings. In the future, it will help you remember what your life was like now. Here are some sentence starters to help you begin:
- Today is _______ (add the date). This is what I did:
- Today I feel ______ (add a word to describe how you feel). I feel this way because . . .
- Pick a time period from the past. Write a first-person narrative about what life was like during that time. You may need to do some research!
- What is a moment in your life that you’re really proud of? Write a description of it, including details to make the moment come alive. Alternatively, write a poem about it!
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