To give you more choices, here are some more challenging writing prompts.
It’s time for you and Writer’s Block to part ways. Write a letter breaking up with Writer’s Block, starting with, “Dear Writer’s Block, It’s not you, it’s me…”
Start your story with: “My father gave me three life rules to live by. 1. (fill in the blank), 2. (fill in the blank), and 3. (fill in the blank). The first two were easy, but the third one proved difficult all because of a cheeseburger. Let me explain.”
Imagine yourself as a teacher. What type of student would you like to teach and why?
As I approached the deserted house at the end of the road, I saw…
Time to get your muse working, to challenge yourself with your writing. As always there are writing prompts to choose from and words to figure out how to use together. Or come up with your own writing challenge. Be sure to bring whatever you come up with to the next meeting to share with everyone.
If you want to try using one or all of the words in a sentence, paragraph, short piece, these are the words for September: gondola – monkey – sun – man – watch
Wichita has a diverse array of authors in our midst! Many of them will be in attendance at the library’s Local Author Day with copies of their books available for sale, including children’s titles.
The event is FREE and open to the public. Get connected with and support your friendly local authors from August 24, 2 p.m to 4 p.m. at the Advanced Learning Library location at 711 W. 2nd Street, Wichita, Kansas 67203.
It is time again for the membership to discuss future meeting programs. The board discusses them, but ideas really need to be considered by everyone. The following are some suggestions that I came up with. Hopefully many of you will look at the ideas, mull them over, and then talk about them at an upcoming meeting. Come up with ideas of your own. This group is for YOU. Your opinions and needs count.
Program Suggestions (based on Starla’s writing classes)
Basics: Formatting, word count, pre-writing strategies, preparing to write (where, when, what), project organization
Basic Development: title, ideas, character profile, names, settings, brainstorming
It’s time again for writing challenges. Even if you don’t bring yours to share with the group, try one of them just for yourself.
If you want to try using one or all of the words in a sentence, paragraph, short piece, these are the words for May: tree – necklace – gossip – rope – car
Here are the writing prompt ideas:
Finish this thought: If I were invisible, I would…
In an ironic twist, a dog really ate your homework. When you try to explain this to your teacher she says, “Come on, you can do better than that excuse.” Instead of arguing, you take that as a challenge and come up with an elaborate story as to what happened to your homework. Let…
You came into work one morning and the dry erase board on your desk has a note on it that you didn’t write. You assume it’s a coworker friend, so, just to amuse yourself, you respond to the note on the board with your own note. The next morning you come in and there’s…
To celebrate Mother’s Day, you’ve invited the entire family over to celebrate. But instead of bringing your mom to the celebration your father brings someone else and tells you that this woman is actually your mother. How do you react? Is it someone you know? Write the scene.
You receive a mysterious call from a friend who asks you to meet him or her at a secret location. When you arrive, that friend reveals that he or she is by night a superhero. What’s more, the friend needs your help in solving the latest case. The only problem is you can’t help. When…
Writing prompts were already provided for the April 20th KWA meeting, but we have more now. You have so many choices to challenge your writing skills.
Your character has a parrot that can repeat words that it hears. Lately, it has picked up some disturbing language — it sounds as if it’s threatening your character! Who has been teaching it these phrases?
The bus drops off your young character and his friends at summer camp. They walk up the drive to the cabins and find them deserted. The main lodge is empty too. No one seems to be here at all.
You’ve been going to the same bar every night for the past five years. In fact, you’re such a regular that when you enter, the other patrons yell your name and the bartender already has your drink waiting for you. But then one Friday you arrive, and no one seems to recognize you.
Start your story with: “My dad gave me three life rules to live by: 1. (fill in the blank), 2. (fill in the blank), and 3. (fill in the blank). The first two were easy, but the third one proved difficult because of a cheeseburger. Let me explain.”
You are welcome to use of of these prompts or any of thee earlier prompts. Or use one of your own.
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