Writing Prompt: Halloween

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Since Halloween is a few days away, I thought of sharing a quick prompt to get in the holiday spirit. Let’s stick to short stories for this one! Here are some themes to consider:

  1. Jack-O-Lanterns
  2. Halloween Parties
  3. Trick or Treating
  4. Black Cats (today is also Black Cat Day!)
  5. Magic
  6. Witches
  7. Goblins and Ghouls
  8. Haunted Houses
  9. And more!

Don’t be afraid to check out your favorite Halloween movies or books for some ideas! I recently finished rereading Carrie by Stephen King in celebration of the holiday. Also, my writer friend, Jolene Haley, and other writers have an annual artist and writer showcase for October going on right now! This year’s theme is Beware! Dark Seas. Head on over to her website to check out this year’s entries.

Happy writing!


Writing Prompt: Fall

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The first day of fall is a couple hours away! I’m excited for the season: cooler temperatures, the leaves changing, a time to pause and enjoy nature, and cider donuts.

Here’s a prompt to get you excited for fall:

Free Write: Write about the Fall season however you choose, but make sure your piece includes at least one of these themes, objects, or symbols:

  • Apple picking
  • Fall foliage
  • Cider donuts
  • Pumpkins (you can mention Halloween)
  • Farms (hay rides, picking out fall decorations, etc.)
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Pecan Pie
  • Football
  • Sweaters
  • Caramel Apples
  • Leaf peeping

Happy writing!

Writing Prompt: Observing Memorial Day

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Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! Here are some prompts to think about the significance of this holiday:

  • Write a poem about why we should pause to celebrate and remember.
  • Write a profile about a local veteran in your community or family member who served in the military.
  • Write a story about the meaning of sacrifice.
  • Free write

Whether you choose one of the above prompts, attend a Memorial Day parade, attend a vigil, place flags on the graves of our veterans, and more, please remember our heroes this Memorial Day weekend. They made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Let’s not forget that not just this weekend, but every day.

Happy writing…and to all our troops and veterans, thank you.

Writing Prompt: Spring

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Spring is almost here!! With a busy week ahead, I’m going to share a writing prompt to get you guys thinking about spring, and some much warmer weather. Last week, I shared with you all about my past adventures in writing showcases. One of the showcases was Spring Fling. Even though the theme was about connecting with people, I think the season of spring could also apply. You can check out my story for that showcase here!

Here’s the prompt:

  • Write a story around an object associated with spring (flowers, warmer temperatures, sunny days, rainy days, etc.)
  • What does the season of spring mean to you?
  • Write a love story that takes place during springtime.
  • Write whatever enters your mind about spring!

The word count should be between 500 and 1,000 words. Try writing for an hour if you can to start off.

Happy writing!