Writing Prompts: Start with a Confession

Typically stories don't start with a confession from a character. More often than not, confessions come later in the plot toward the climax. That way, the suspense has had time to build, the characters have been developed, relationships have been forged, and the conflict is well established. But the challenge of these…

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Writing Prompts: Start with the Setting

Part of writing a quality exposition is describing the setting of the story you're about to tell. Letting the reader know where and when the story takes place is an important part of the plot.The following prompts are centered around different settings. Take one and run with it!There was no way anyone…

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Start with a Cliché

Sometimes we look down upon writers who frequently use cliches. Sure, these tired phrases can be annoying to read over and over since we're used to hearing them in our everyday conversations. We should be using original thoughts in our original creative writing, right?The thing is, I don't see anything wrong with…

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Writing Prompts: Start with Dialogue

A great way to "hook" your readers is to start a piece of writing with dialogue. I wanted to focus on writing some engaging (and open-ended) dialogue that could inspire you to exercise your craft. Here you go! (I'd love to read what you come up with - feel free to share…

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Autumn Writing Prompts

Looking for some topics to write about in your journal appropriate for this time of year? Wanting to inspire your students to write something new and different? Here are some writing prompts with an autumn theme that might come in handy.Autumn is a time when we are surrounded by many visual changes…

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