Words from Your Nightstand

Grab words from a few books (or just one book) on your nightstand. Pick 10 vibrant words. Freewrite, using every single one. After that, freewrite again, using them all again, but in completely different ways.

Write To Someone or Something

Freewrite to someone or something. To the forest, to a dog, to a marriage, to an old house, to a parent or sibling. Write a story using this narrative approach. These prompts are free. In return, I hope that writers and teachers who use these prompts in (and out of) the classroom will purchase one […]

An Uncensored Moment

Write a piece as if overhearing a couple having an intimate discussion during an uncensored moment. Write about a moment that should not be overheard. Don’t get cartoonish. Make it real.   These prompts are free. In return, I hope that writers and teachers who use these prompts in (and out of) the classroom will […]

Animal Entrance

At some point, an animal (of some kind) enters the scene. A dog or cat can do wonders for atmosphere. The important part is that in some way, the animal changes the energy a bit. Don’t make it obvious or corny. Let us see how people change (for better or worse) by the presence of […]