25 Writing Prompts

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Feeling a little writer’s block – or maybe just looking to stretch your writing muscles a bit?

I was.  And so, I googled “writing prompts” and found all kinds of random stuff. And then thought, I have some good ideas for prompts…I should just come up with my own. And so, I did just that.

Some of them are silly, some of them are serious.  But they’re all better than just sitting around thinking about how you have nothing to write about. Right?!

Also, I realize this post may seem kind of random amid all the pictures of kids and donkeys and stories about Target and whatnot, but, I’m realizing that I want this blog to also address another thing I love (you know, aside from my kids and donkeys and Target) – writing.

And so, here are 25 writing prompts for your writing pleasure.
1. What is your earliest memory?
2. If you had to eat the same meal over and over again for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?
3. What is the oldest piece of clothing in your closet that you still wear?
4. What material object do you cherish the most?
5. Tell about a lesson you learned in middle school.
6. Describe the most vivid dream you can remember.
7. Create a character ten years older than you of the opposite sex and write about their day in first person.
8. Describe an object in the room without mentioning it by name.
9. Make up a recipe.
10. Pick a controversial issue you are passionate about – and then argue the opposite stance (ooooh…I dare you).
11. Write a letter to your sixteen-year-old self.
12. Write a letter to your ten-years-older-than-you-currently-are self.
13. Start with the day of the week it currently is…and then let your stream of consciousness take it from there.
14. What is your favorite book, and why does it speak to you?
15. If you could have any skill in the world (that you currently don’t have), what would it be?
16. What was your favorite thing to imagine when you were a child?
17. Write a letter to the President.  Without mentioning politics.
18. Describe your perfect day.
19. Write a letter apologizing to someone you owe an apology to (if you don’t owe anyone an apology – make it up).
20. Why do you like to write?
21. What inspires you?
22. When do you feel your happiest and most complete?  How does it feel when you are experiencing this?
23. Describe your favorite sound.
24. What kind of work do you like best?
25. Write about the first thing that happened yesterday morning.
And if you’re looking for more (affiliate link), this book of 642 writing prompts should do the trick – it even provides a fun space to write in.
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  1. says

    Hi there, I just happened upon the fresh faces from play to learn with Sarah and I am glad I saw you- I am a new blogger and I love to write so I thought it would be a good platform to start with! I am your newest follower! thanks and I like this post a bunch!

    • carrie says

      Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello! :) I’m hoping to have more writing-centered posts in the future.

    • carrie says

      I know the feeling…sometimes it’s easier to just sit and stare at the computer or check Facebook AGAIN than it is to come up with something to write about.

    • carrie says

      Thank you so much for stopping by! If you like to write, I’ve got some fun stuff planned starting next week…check in next Wednesday! :)

      • Nick says

        22. When do you feel You’re*. :) I know It’s a minor oversight and accept my apologies for acting like a Grammar Nazi but I thought it would look better, corrected, specifically in a blog-post on writing.

        • says

          No apologies needed for being a Grammar Nazi around here! So honestly, I meant it more like, “at your happiest,” as opposed to, “when you are happiest,” but you totally made me read that sentence in a new light and now I am seeing it differently and not so sure of myself! Well shoot, not sure what I am going to do with it now!

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