Posts Tagged ‘Writing prompts’

Friday Freewrite: Book Cover

Friday Freewrite

Examine the cover of a favorite book. Now describe it in detail so someone who hasn’t seen it could imagine how it looks.

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Friday Freewrite: Couch Potato

Friday Freewrite

A “couch potato” is a person who watches a lot of television and doesn’t exercise. What might encourage people to include both screen time and physical activity in their daily lives?

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Friday Freewrite: The Great Sock Debate

Friday Freewrite

Write the dialogue between two super serious debaters (they can be real or fictional people) who argue the extremely important question: “Must socks match?”

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Friday Freewrite: Ups and Downs

Friday Freewrite Ups and Downs

Let’s explore the saying: “Life is full of ups and downs.”

  • On a piece of paper, list two or three recent “down” times (for example, when you felt sad or frustrated or scared).
  • Then list the same number of “up” experiences (when you felt happy or excited or peaceful).
  • Next, cut the statements into separate strips.
  • Place the statements in any order you like. For instance, alternating “up, down, up, down” or “down, up, down, up,” or sharing all the “downs” first then all the “ups” (or vice versa).
  • Read aloud your string of statements (to help it read more like a story, feel free to insert connecting words like “and,” “but” or “then”).
  • Now rearrange them and see how that changes the tone or feel.

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Friday Freewrite: That One Book

Friday Freewrite

Have you heard the question: what one book would you take with you to a desert island? Pick your favorite storybook or novel. Now, write from that book’s perspective about what it would be like to be stuck on an island with just you.

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