December 15th Writing Prompts

Yes, we’re going to party at the December 15th KWA meeting. Yes, we’ll have fun visiting and networking. But you can still try you hand at one of the writing prompts for December.

  1. Grandmother pulled the last tray of gingerbread men from the oven. Suddenly…
  2. “Ho-Ho-help me!” came the voice from the chimney…
  3. All the elves were hard at work in Santa’s workshop. All but one that is…
  4. Three children are sitting on a log near a stream. One of them looks up at the sky and say…

If you would rather use a different prompt, please do so.

Remember to bring a snack to share with everyone. If you forget, I’m sure there will be plenty to share anyway.

November 17th Writing Prompts

Once again it is time to offer you some opportunities to challenge your writing skills. The writing prompts for the November 17th meeting are as follows:

  • “Hello,” said the voice on the phone. “My name is _______. I know you never expected a call from me, as famous as I am, but I’ve been given your name as someone who can help me _______. Write a story that follows this line.
  • Your old villain quit over creative differences, so you’ve put yourself in charge of hiring a new villain for your novel. What questions do you ask? What does the new villain’s resume say? Write this scene as if it were a job interview.
  • You’ve scheduled a root canal and the dentist finishes up. You pay and head to your car. Once in your car you hear a voice (from the tooth) that informs you that the dentist inserted a government device in your mouth and you’re needed for a secret mission. What happens next?
  • I have never done anything unpredictable, but that changed today when I woke up, packed a bag, went to the airport and randomly bought a ticket to _______. Write a story that follows this line.

As always, you don’t have to take part in this writing challenge. But you’ll have fun if you do.

October 20th Meeting & Writing Prompts

The October 20th meeting will focus on writing dialogue and more. Gloria Zachgo and David Heffelfinger will present the double program.

The Writing Prompts for October are:

  • You’re at your favorite department store buying a birthday present for a friend. As the cashier gives you change, you notice a message with specific instructions scribbled on one of the bills. What do the instructions say? Do you carry them out and, if so, how?
  • You’re walking home from work one night and taking shortcuts through a labyrinth of dark city alleyways to meet someone on time. Suddenly a stranger parts the shadows in front of you, comes close, and asks you to hold out your palm. You oblige.
  • Describe an event that changed your life forever, or make up and describe an event that would change your life forever.
  • How do you know someone loves you, even if he or she doesn’t say it?

If you don’t like any of these prompts, please feel free to make up one of your own.

Critiquing Opportunity:

If you would like the group at the meeting to critique your story prompt, please bring copies. It is much easier to critique if they can follow you on paper and make comments rather than try and remember. Bringing copies is not a requirement to do a prompt – THIS IS ONLY AN OPTION.

September 15th Writing Prompts

Writing prompts are provided to challenge our members, to get our creative juices flowing. If you haven’t joined the fun, now is your chance.

The prompts for September 15th are:

  • What would you do if you could travel free anyplace in the world?
  • Who is the person from history that you would most like to meet and talk to? Why? What would you like to ask?
  • If you had $100,000, how would you spend it?
  • If you could do something you never have done before, what would it be? Why would you want to do it?

As always, if you have a different prompt that you would like to use, do it!

August 18th Meeting

The August 18th meeting will be a time of learning, a time of sharing our experiences on the subjects of the month.

Drum roll here… The subjects are Cliff Hangers, Plot, and Theme. Kathy Pritchett will present a program to start the discussions off.

Come prepared to learn something new. Come prepared to share your experiences pertaining to these subjects as a writer.

And don’t forget to try one of the writing prompt challenges. Or come up with your own writing prompt.

August 18 – Writing Prompts

Writing prompts are provided to challenge our members, to get our creative juices flowing. If you haven’t joined the fun, now is your chance.

The writing prompts for August 18th are as follows:

  • I have never been more frightened than when….
  • What would you do if the Internet quit working?
  • What would you do if someone just gave you a $1M dollars?
  • Be a building you know well. Talk about your life and memories.
  • What would you do if you were able to communicate with animals. (Requested to have again from last month.)

If you have a different prompt that you would rather use, please do so.

July 21 Meeting – Writing Prompts

Writing prompts are provided to challenge our members, to get our creative juices flowing. If you haven’t joined the fun, now is your chance.

The writing prompts for July 21st are as follows:

  • What if the use of robots in school becomes a workable reality?
  • You have just met an alien from another planet. He wishes to take an earthling back to his planet. Convince him you would be the perfect specimen for him to take.
  • What would you do if you were able to communicate with animals?

If you have a different prompt that you would rather use, please do so.

June 16th Meeting – Writing Prompts

Ready for some new writing prompts? 

  • If you have three wishes, what would they be? (Do not ask for three more wishes.)
  • If you could be a character in any book, TV show, or movie, who would you be and why?
  • If you had a chance to live anywhere you could, where would it be and why?

If you don’t like any of these prompts, please make up one of your own.

May 19th Writing Prompts

As usual, we are supplying some writing prompts to challenge our members. If you don’t like any of these prompts, you are welcome to come up with one of your own.

  1. What would you pack in your suitcase if you could not go home again?
  2. It started out as an unusual Monday morning, when I …
  3. As I approached the deserted house at the end of the road, I saw …
  4. Write about a day you’d like to forget.

April 21st Meeting and Writing Prompts

April is National Poetry Month and, as usual, we will focus on Poetry at the monthly meeting. John Jenkinson will be our special guest speaker on the subject.

The prompts read in March were outstanding. One was a reading, thank you, Chris. The other was done verbally, thank you, David. Most of us are in awe of the talent we have at KWA.

April Prompts:

  1. Describe a real or made-up dream or nightmare.
  2. Write about your favorite childhood toy.
  3. Which character from a book would you most like to meet and why? (It can even be one of your characters.)
  4. What would you do if you were able to communicate with your animals?

Have fun with the suggested prompts, or come up with your own prompt.