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Writing Prompts: June 29th – July 6th, 2014.


  1. It was the mean-spirited nature behind it that really bothered him/her. He/she didn’t mind not making the team. What ticked him/her off about it was…
  2. For some reason the ______ aren’t happy today.
  3. Write a mock editorial about something quite serious.
  4. The subject was learning faster than they expected. It was time to up the ante…
  5. Your friend discovers an alternative fuel that could potentially alter earth forever…
  6. Write a story or poem that begins with: “There was only one way out, so I chose to do…”
  7. The ink blobbed on the small white card reminded him/her of…
  8. “I can’t believe you cheated on him/her. He’s/she’s so HOT!”
  9. Thank goodness _______ insisted we take all those _______.
  10. You had given up hope ever finding your dog. But while driving through your neighbourhood, you see your dog on a leash leading a blind person across a very busy street… What do you say or do?
  11. Write a story about two sisters/brothers/friends vacationing in a Southeast Asian country, on a shoestring budget.
  12. What does a person mean when they say they need space?
  13. Jot down twenty words about your life; use them to create a poem or story about something other than your life…
  14. Write a recipe for successful recipe writing.
  15. You thought you’d enrolled in a class about _______. During the first session, you find it’s something else instead…
  16. He/she crouched behind the sofa in terror as a hand came through the window.
  17. Write about the color ______.
  18. Write about something that irks you or brings you joy.
  19. Write a short poem about the first thing you remember thinking about today.
  20. An unknown person from Egypt sends you a box containing a rock etched with peculiar hieroglyphics.

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

A New Logotype for The Barrie Writers Club

I needed some time away from writing over the last few days; to do something in a different realm of creative artistry…Simply writing a story through the use words wasn’t doing it for me so I decided to imagine what The Barrie Writers Club would look like as a beautiful representation of our shared history and our members. So I created a graphic representation of us, a logo – One that encompasses both our heritage and perseverance with our written artistic workmanship, as well as our future lexicon we will create together.

You are all welcome to save and/or copy, distribute and use this logo however you choose. It’s created with royalty free images and fonts for the Barrie Writers Club as well as for your own personal usage. You may use it for letterhead, on this website-blog itself, or perhaps even on your own website and/or blog.

Here’s to our ever unfolding written adventure and the future of sharing our creative and insightful words to better ourselves as the writers we are destined to become. Write on!

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The Barrie Writers Club Logo.
Our city, our heritage and our future unwritten.