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St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts!

Writing Prompts!

  1. Make a list of pros and cons of being a leprechaun
  2. Write an essay about everything you know about Ireland.
  3. Write an essay about why someone should visit Ireland. Persuade your audience using Rhetoric with either: Logos, Pathos or Ethos.
  4. “I woke up the day after St. Patrick’s Day and found myself in…”
  5. “At the end of the rainbow, I didn’t find a pot of gold but I did find…”
  6. Write about your favorite lucky charm and why it’s your favorite or who may have stolen it 😉
  7. Research and write an essay about St. Patrick.
  8. Research and write an essay about Niall of the Nine Hostages, a high Irish king and warlord.
  9. Write a short story, poem or limerick about St. Patrick and/or Niall of the Nine Hostages.
  10. Watch this music video, use it as inspiration to write your very own Irish drinking song 🙂

House Of Pain – Jump Around – Rhino Records

~Sara


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Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts! #amwriting #WritingPrompts – Week of 02/12 to 02/15, 2016

Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts:

  1. Make a list of ways that you can show your love and appreciation for someone you love.
  2. Make a list of people that you love and the reasons why.
  3. Write about a special moment where you felt or expressed love.
  4. Write a letter to someone you love telling them why you love them.
  5. “To have a heart of gold” means to care about other people. Describe someone that you know that has a heart of gold.
  6. Write your definition of what love means.
  7. Write a poem entitled “Love is …”
  8. Write an acrostic V.A.L.E.N.T.I.N.E. poem.
  9. A haiku is a poem that has 3 lines and usually they do not rhyme. The first and last lines have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. Write a haiku for Valentine’s Day.
  10. A cinquain is a non-rhyming five-line poem that focuses on imagery and the natural world. Write a cinquain poem for Valentine’s Day.

All prompts sourced from,
http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/February-writing-prompts.html
Thank You!
Unknown author, “February Creative Writing prompts,” Unique Teaching Resources, accessed 2016-02-12, http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/February-writing-prompts.html.


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Writing Prompts! #amwriting #WritingPrompts – Week of 01/25 to 01/31, 2016

Writing Prompts:

  1. Two women meet at a film developing counter. They both have pictures of the same man.
  2. I couldn’t find the glue, so I…
  3. The closing time has come in the mall, and you are stuck inside a toilet stall in the mall’s restroom.
  4. An office worker finds out that the president of the company took kickbacks and committed other crimes.
  5. A mathematical theorem begins to doubt itself…
  6. After your workout at the gym you open your locker to find a note with the world “HELP!” scribbled on it.
  7. You’ve invited 9 people for dinner. You’ve spent two days buying the perfect ingredients. Now, the oven won’t work.
  8. Tiny truths triumph over large lies.
  9. Your wife of 30 years quietly packs her bags and walks out the door.
  10. “It won’t be long now,” said the sailor. But he looked as though it had already been too long.

~Sara

Prompts from: Apple Apps Store, Writing Prompts by 21 x 20 Media, Inc. Download with iTunes here. And from Writing.com. With grammar and typos of prompts corrected, copy-edited and tweaked for relevance.


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Writing Prompts! #amwriting #WritingPrompts – Week of 01/09 to 01/16, 2016

Writing Prompts:

  1. Paint splattered on a canvas… Think Jackson Pollock.
  2. “Funny colored hat, crazy shoes, weird handbag, and dazzling hair – I’m so ready for this interview!” you think to yourself…
  3. A couple helicopter to a remote island for a romantic dinner and end up being forgotten in an oncoming tropical storm.
  4. Write a story in which exactly five different things go ‘click’.
  5. At Target‘s customer service counter you plead with the representative, “It’s a package deal? What if I just want the package without the deal, or the deal without the package?”
  6. Close your eyes, spin yourself around, then with your eyes still closed, point to something. Open your eyes and write about what you’ve pointed to.
  7. Write a love poem from the perspective of a pirate writing to the woman he loves. Think kim dotcom and his wife with his dots (children) :p
  8. An old man finds a coin that reminds him of a special day from his youth.
  9. The bridegroom insists he wants to wear lime-green socks at his wedding, to match his tie. You have to buy the socks for him.
  10. Write a poem about the number three.
  11. A detective constable and his/her cat communicate telepathically while they try to stop the criminals from taking over the pet food industry.
  12. Read the story of Matt DeHart at National Post, here then use these four words in a fictional story that resolves his plight: Hacker – Creeper – Soldier – Spy. (Additional information about Anonymous may be found here at Wikipedia too.)
  13. You are a Roman gladiator in a strange arena and the lions are…
  14. Two males pick up a female hitchhiker who makes their lives very difficult.
  15. What I know about myself is…
  16. An Apple employee dies during a secret business meeting in BeijingPeople’s Republic of China where he had gone to investigate new malware called, WireLurker.
  17. You’re a famous YouTuber on YouTube. You’ve just said, “That’s it for this edition about gaming” (or substitute this topic for another if you wish) when something happens…
  18. Blue cheese or bleu cheese?

Prompts from: Apple Apps Store, Writing Prompts by 21 x 20 Media, Inc. Download with iTunes here. And from Writing.com. With grammar and typos of prompts corrected, copy-edited and tweaked for relevance.

~Sara


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Writing Prompts – Missed Connections, Pt. 2 – Week of 12/20 to 12/27, 2015

Missed Connections, Part 2:

Original Article Can Be Viewed Here

“After browsing our local classified ads website here, I came across some amusing and downright lovely personal ads. So I thought I’d try something different for writing prompts today– I will give you a screenshot of the ad, and you will write a story about it. It can be the background to it or the conclusion to what happens after the ad is answered. The story can be either flippant or very serious. Your choice. But be sure to make it insightful and entertaining for your readers either way.”

(If the images are difficult to read, right-click, open image in another tab.)

Writing Prompts:

  1. Lobster Insomnia…

MC 1

2. Ode To Two Blondes Over A Christmas Dinner…

MC 2

3. A Wonderful Christmas Offer Of Kindness…

MC 3

4. A, ‘Finger Lickin’ Good Time’ With A Silver-Haired Fox…

MC 4

5. Jammed Up With Regrets, Just Say, Smuckers…MC 5

~Sara


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#amwriting #WritingPrompts, Missed Connections – Week of 12/14 to 12/20, 2015

After browsing our local classified ads website here, I came across some amusing and downright lovely personal ads. So I thought I’d try something different for writing prompts today– I will give you a screenshot of the ad, and you will write a story about it. It can be the background to it or the conclusion to what happens after the ad is answered. The story can be either flippant or very serious. Your choice. But be sure to make it insightful and entertaining for your readers either way.

(If the images are difficult to read, right-click, open image in another tab.)

Writing Prompts:

  1. Udderly Enamored With Shapely Legs…

Writing Prompts 1

2. A Wonderful Thank You…

Writing Prompts 2

3. A Close Encounter Of A Blue Kind…

Writing Prompts 3

4. A Rendezvous With Florence Nightingale…

Writing Prompts 5.1

5. Smoking-Hot Ladies…

Writing Prompts 4

Good luck and write on!

~Sara


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#amwriting #Holiday #WritingPrompts, Week of 12/06 to 12/14, 2015

Religious Themed Holiday Writing Prompts:

  1. How The Grinch Stole Christmas:
    -Describe how the Grinch changed from the beginning of the story to the end of the story.
    -How would you help the Grinch if you were a Who in Who-ville?
  2. A Christmas Carol:
    -Describe how Ebenezer Scrooge changed from the beginning of the story to the end of the story.
    -How would you help Ebenezer?
  3. Write a Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa acrostic poem
  4. Rudolph’s nose was green!
  5. The gingerbread man jumped out of the oven and…
  6. Write about a wonderful Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa memory.
  7. Off in the distance, I heard the sound of sleigh bells…
  8. Off in the distance, I saw the flickering light of candles…
  9. Describe your most entertaining Dreidel playing experience.
  10. Write about one of your family’s holiday traditions. Describe it in detail, tell how you feel about it, and what this tradition means to you.
  11. Write an unselfish letter to Santa, asking him to bring a needed item to a friend or family member.
  12. Essay: Research how Christianity and Islam are related and why Islam acknowledges Jesus (Isa) as a Prophet in the Qur’an (Qur’an Chapter 3 verse 45; Surat ‘Ali `Imran [3:45])
  13. What role does Isa/Jesus Christ have in Islam? Write about it.
  14. Why is Isa/Jesus also an important figure in Islam?
  15. Write about the importance Mary/Marium has in Islam.
  16. How is Mary/Marium also honored in Islam?
  17. How are Holidays celebrated and observed in both Judaism and Islam, do they follow a special calendar?
  18. Essay: Write about a Semitic language such as Aramaic (used during Christ’s time) and/or Hebrew or even Arabic. What’s similar, what’s different?
  19. Essay: Research and write about a Christmas and/or Hanukkah tradition in another part of the world.
  20. Essay: Research and write about Kwanzaa, a week-long holiday honoring African culture and traditions that falls between December 26th and January 1st.
  21. Essay: Research and write about Hanukkah, an eight-day celebration that commemorates the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem when Jews rose up against Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt.
  22. Essay: Why is Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa celebrated?
  23. How important do you think presents are to give during the holidays?
  24. Essay: What are some of the best gifts you have ever received for Hanukkah? How do you think these gifts differ from the ones that kids receive on Christmas?
  25. Nonfiction: The menorah is the major symbol of Hanukkah and it demonstrates how the small amount of oil was able to light the holy temple for eight whole nights. Have you ever had something last much longer than you expected it to? How grateful were you that it lasted so long?
  26. Nonfiction: How would you best describe the holiday of Hanukkah to someone who has never heard of it before?
  27. Nonfiction: What is the importance of singing the blessings over the lighting of the menorah?
  28. Nonfiction: How would you explain the blessings to someone who doesn’t understand Hebrew?

Secular Holiday Writing Prompts:

  1. What are your wishes for the world this holiday season?
  2. My favorite winter sport is…
  3. Write a paragraph describing what this holiday phrase means to you: “Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Men.”
  4. If I could give one gift to the world, it would be…
  5. Pretend that you are a penguin who loves to tweet. Write 5 tweets describing what it is like to live Antarctica.
  6. The Abominable Snowman is an ape-like creature said to inhabit the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Tibet. Write a story about seeing the Abominable Snowman.
  7. Pick three New Year’s Resolutions. Describe why you picked them and how you will accomplish them.
  8. School/work has been cancelled for the day because of a snow storm. What would you like to do during this unexpected day off from school/work?
  9. The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is on December 10th and you have been selected to receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Why have you been selected as this year’s recipient?
  10. What would it be like if it was winter all year long?
  11. Essay: The Winter solstice usually occurs on December 21 or 22 each year in the Northern Hemisphere and on June 20 or 21 in the Southern Hemisphere.

~Sara

All prompts sourced and adapted from:

http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/December-writing-prompts.html

http://www.build-creative-writing-ideas.com/hanukkah-writing-prompts.html