Monday, May 25, 2015

Week 21 Writing Prompt

Students are graduating all over the country, and Memorial Day is coming up. This the time of year for moving on.

For this week's story or chapter we're forcing the main character to move on. S/he may not want to, but the time has come. What happens? Who or what forced the decision? Was it a physical move, an emotional move, or maybe something else entirely?

We've made it through five months of weekly prompts, y'all! That is fantastic! Please leave any comments, questions, or progress updates below.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Week 20 Writing Prompt

Do you ever have a time when you feel like you'll never get your head above water? The end of the semester is often like that for teachers. This week we're going to take that feeling and turn it on its head.
By Richard Ling (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html),
CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or
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Write a story (or chapter, etc.) in which everything happens under water. Do you have mermaids? Are your main characters fish? Maybe you have a character who's trying not to drown or scuba diving or… You get the picture. 
(If you can't see the video, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC_mV1IpjWA)

Once again, please comment below with questions and/or status updates.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Week 19 Writing Prompt

Yesterday was Mother's Day in the US, so let's make this week's prompt a tribute of sorts to mothers. 

Our challenge for this week is to write a story about a character dealing with a mother who defies all stereotypes. If you're writing for young people, the mother is probably not going to be your main character, but I suppose she could be if you're writing for adults. Try to color outside the lines here and make this mother unique - no stereotypes or cliches.

Comments, questions, and updates on your progress are welcome below!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Week 18 Writing Prompt

By The Cookiemonster
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 via Wikimedia Commons

Another thing I love about all of the rain in April is watching seedlings pop up all over the place.

This week it's time to plant. Write a story about seeds and planing them. The seeds can be literal or figurative.

As always, please leave comments, questions, and progress updates below. Have fun planting!