Weekly Writing Prompts

  • Write a story about a meeting between two characters.  Halfway through the story, switch from one character’s point of view to the other’s.  Have the meaning of the meeting change depending on whose point of view it’s told from.
  •  Start keeping a diary in which nothing you write is true.
  • Write a series of twelve poems named for the months of the year.
  • Write a concrete poem — a poem in the shape of what it describes.
  • Write a story that takes place entirely in the dark.  You can describe what things sound, smell, taste, and feel like, but not how they look.
  • Your character suspects that his/her best friend is secretly trying to sabotage your character’s marriage.

“To live a creative life, we must lose the fear of being wrong.”
— Joseph Campbell


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