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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Writing Prompts Set One, Prompts One Through Three for Quick Writes

MORE ABOUT THE BLOGGER Howard-Johnson is the multi award-wining author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the award-winning second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter and The Frugal Editor. Her latest is in the series is How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page, http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfile. Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and, another booklet, The Great First Impression Book Proposal helps writers who want to be traditionally published. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques (http://bit.ly/RetailersGuide). In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com)

Writing Prompts Set One, Prompts One Through Three for Quick Writes

The picture prompts are on this page for quick write practice. Having to write quickly helps "clear the junk away" according to many writers so they may then move on to their important writing pieces. Here are some ideas. 

The same prompts are also on this PDF handout as an alternative for use with students, if wanted. Click on the next link to download your copy:



A story you wrote has become a play. Describe the opening scene.

On a plane, someone famous sits next to you. Who is it and what do you discuss?

Writing Prompts Set One, Prompts One Through Three for Quick Writes

A story you wrote has become a play. Describe the opening scene.

A story you wrote has become a play. Describe the opening scene.

A crystal ball is yours for an hour. It will reveal the answer to one question. What do you want it to tell you? 

Writing Prompts Set One, Prompts One Through Three for Quick Writes

Allow 15-20 minutes for writing, and a minute or two for editing. Then, if in a group, share the writing pieces for others to hear what you thought about the prompts. Move on to more serious work such as critiquing and editing after this warm-up activity. 

Thank you for reading, 
Carolyn Wilhelm, Wise Owl Factory



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