Writing Challenge #24: Start with a single word for example dragon and write it in the middle of your page. Then write words that you associate with your word (dragon) around it with lines connecting back to the word (dragon) such as fire, flying, and scales. Then do the same for each of those words.
Writing Challenge #23: Describe a single object using only one sense per paragraph.
Writing Challenge #22: Write a four part/paragraph short story or poem. For your first paragraph write in a fantasy genre, in the second write in a science fiction genre, in the third write in a thriller genre and in the last write in a romance genre.
Writing Challenge #21: Write from the perspective of a character who is not central to the plot or who is not the main hero. For example the side kick or the friend of the character that everything is happening to.
Writing Challenge #20: Write a short story or poem in second person.
Writing Challenge #19: Write the final scene then work backward to where it all began.
Writing Challenge #18: Write about where you are without using what you see only use your other four senses to describe where you are.
Writing Prompt #230: He glanced at her but wasn’t quick enough to catch the glare she shot his way.
Writing Prompt #229: She took up the whole table with her maps but if they were going to find the treasure they had to do it properly and without getting lost.
Writing Prompt #228: The clock struck midday and the pigeons resting on the clock tower took off with a clatter of wings.
Writing Prompt #227: Learning to read minds accurately took longer than he expected but he was starting to get the hang of it.
Writing Prompt #226: She should have dealt with the boy sooner before he grew up to be such a huge problem.
Writing Prompt #225: The most likely place to find most people was at their home but with him it was the library or the running track.
Writing Prompt #224: She looked up at the five story graffiti covered walls of the laneway wondering if she could scale them and escape.
Writing Challenge #17: Write a short sentence, now rearrange it as many ways as you can to change the meaning. For example:
Jack and Jill went up the hill.
Up the hill went Jack and Jill.
Jack went up the hill and Jill…
Writing Prompt #223: He turned on the lights when he heard the strange noise, he wondered why people didn’t try it more often on TV.
Writing Prompt #222: She couldn’t understand how anyone could sleep in such a noisy house, someone was always awake playing music.
Writing Prompt #221: He sat down at the piano and just played to the empty room for hours.
Writing Prompt #220: Her laptop came alive, walking towards her on spindly metal legs.
Writing Prompt #219: He looked around at the mess in his room realising he would never get it clean.
Writing Prompt #218: The house creaks with every gust of wind and every movement of the people inside.
Writing Prompt #217: Her breathing was slow and steady like she was asleep but he couldn’t wake her up.
Writing Challenge #16: Pick two random chapters from any book or books. Use the first sentence of one chapter to begin your story or poem and the last sentence from the other chapter to end your story or poem.
Writing Prompt #216: She shivered but not from cold, something wasn’t right in this house.
Writing Prompt #215: He feels the knife sink into his calf just below his knee and his leg give way, then the pain hits him.
Writing Prompt #214: All she can hear is the deep breathing of the sleeping beast.
Writing Prompt #213: He can see it’s a list but he can’t read it, he wishes he paid more attention in school when he had the chance.
Writing Prompt #212: Days pass and she’s still not back from her mission, he tries not to worry, she always comes back.
Writing Prompt #211: The carpet was threadbare and the paint was cracked but the place had potential.
Writing Prompt #210: He peeked quickly around the corner but the tunnel was deserted.
Writing Challenge #15: Choose a stranger you saw recently and write a story or poem from their point of view.
Writing Prompt #209: When she saw he was gone she jumped up grabbing her knife prepared to hunt him down.
Writing Prompt #208: He stopped crying wiping his nose on his sleeve and looked around.
Writing Prompt #207: She tripped and sprawled face first into the sand, her cloak tangled around her making it hard to rise and run.
Writing Prompt #206: He listened to the click of the phone on the other end being hung up the second they heard his voice.
Writing Prompt #205: She had to find her partner before it was too late.
Writing Prompt #204: His phone rang, startling a yelp out of him that made the cat jump and hiss.
Writing Prompt #203: There was nothing left to indicate she had ever been there.
Writing Challenge #14: Pick a number for example five. Go to a bookshelf take your fifth book from your bookshelf, go to page five and find the fifth line. Now write a story or poem starting with that line.
Writing Prompt #202: He looked around at the posters on the wall, the blanket on the bed and the clutter on the shelves, the room was no longer his.
Writing Prompt #201: Her paper bubbled under each tear that landed on it.
Writing Prompt #200: He smirked at her and she stopped rattling the bars knowing it was only adding to his enjoyment.
Writing Prompt #199: The owl peered down at her suspiciously, she peered back not quite able to make out what it was without her glasses.
Writing Prompt #198: The fairy is gone before he can blink, he’s not even sure it was there.
Writing Prompt #197: They all stare blankly at him like he’s told them the earth is round.
Writing Prompt #196: He dreamed of the castles and forests he’d grown up in, such a long way from this lonely concrete jungle.
Writing Challenge #13: Describe the first time you experienced something.
Writing Prompt #195: She looked at the brown streaks on her shirt and sighed changing into a clean one.
Writing Prompt #194: The rain came down the chimney and flowed in under the doors.
Writing Prompt #12
‘We’ll have to find another way to get to those mountains.’
‘Why can’t we just walk through the flowers?’
‘Because we won’t make it through them alive.’