Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer 2015 Writing Prompt #10

We'll end our summer writing prompts with a good-bye to summer vacation. See the prompt below!

Set a story on the last day of summer vacation. 
Include a dog, a thief, a cupcake factory, and a broken window. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Summer 2015 Writing Prompt #9

A gate, a door, an entryway, a portal….no matter what we call it, it invites us to enter another world. What awaits us on the other side? See the prompt below!

Write a story about a boy who opens this gate and meets 
someone or something that brings trouble.  

Monday, August 17, 2015

Summer 2015 Writing Prompt #8

Am I the only person who sees a dog in this painting? See the prompt below! 

Write about what YOU see in this painting. 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Summer 2015 Writing Prompt #7

It's very hot and dry here on Bainbridge Island where I live. The frog pond at the end of our road has dried up. Leaves are curled. Ferns are lying flat on the ground. 

There's a drought in the Pacific Northwest and other parts of the United States, too. 

What if we put two characters into a drought situation? See the prompt below! 

A boy and his father must walk in the desert during a drought. 

They have no water. What do they do? 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer 2015 Writing Prompt #6

In mystery stories, detectives have a lot of tools to help them solve crimes. But a mirror? See the writing prompt below! 
You (the detective) have been hired to solve a murder. 
You solve it using only your mirror. Write a 1st-person ("I") mystery story explaining how. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer 2015 Writing Prompt #5

I love books in which characters have to survive in the wilderness. 

This week, we'll make the wild world the setting for our prompt. (See the prompt below!) 

Write about two children lost in a forest. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer 2015 Writing Prompt #4

Warning! A bunny is about to invade!

I discovered the "Minnehaha Bunny," a bronze sculpture created by Jeffrey Barber, in a park in Minneapolis. Wouldn't she make a great writing prompt? 

A giant bunny invades your yard! What will you do?