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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


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.


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.


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


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


#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


#amwriting #NaNoWriMo #WritingPrompts, Week of Monday 11/23 to Sunday 11/29, 2015

Writing Prompts:

  1. The government limits ice cream flavors to three standard choices.
  2. The moon is more important than the sun because… (or vice-versa)
  3. Pick a city, province, state or country and write an acrostic with/for/about it.
  4. 61, 791, 615, 22, 5 and 9.
  5. She stopped to pick up the hitchhiker despite her parents warnings. What harm could an old woman do?
  6. Write a short story about a musician who, after years of artistic failure, finally finds his/her muse…
  7. “Now, let me tell you what really happened…”
  8. “…and that, ladies and gentlemen, is how I lost my right shoe and my left sock.”
  9. A new store in the mall attracts some unwanted guests.
  10. Write a poem about the number 1.

~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.