Writer School: Prompts

September 26th

Pencil Case

Ever get stuck with your writing? How about a brief writing exercise?

Here are three prompts. Take one of them and run with it. Email me what you’ve accomplished. I’d love to read it! Hopefully this gets the creativity flowing:


1. A woman is standing in her kitchen. Suddenly she is startled. What just happened?

2. You are on a walk when you watch, with shock, as an object falls from the sky and lands nearby. What is it?

3. You are at the bank when its doors lock behind you. Now what?


And, go.

(Trust me, sometimes little assignments like these are just what the doctor ordered to get back to writing. Try it.)


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2 Responses

  1. 1. The kitchen is clean and she didn’t clean it. Startled, indeed.

    (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!)

  2. I just have to share this true story: once I was walking to my car after work and a bouquet of flowers crashed to the sidewalk just a few feet in front of me. I’ve always wondered what precipitated that!