Monday, April 4, 2011

Creative Writing Prompts Inspired by the Beatles

Today's Creative Writing Prompts:  Playing Around with the Beatles

Who doesn't love the Beatles?  It was on this day in 1964 that the Beatles held the top 5 popular songs on the charts.   

The top five songs were, in this order: "Can't Buy Me Love," "Twist and Shout," "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and "Please Please Me."

Here is a flashback of the Beatles for your viewing pleasure, many thanks to YouTube's share button.

Poetry Writing Prompts:  Bouncing off the song titles from the Beatles, here are three possible titles for poems you can write today.  Please write for 10 minutes without stopping. 

How to Buy My Love

Why I love __________ (insert the name of something you like, not a person)

I Want to Hold Hands with ______________ (insert the name of a famous person)

Note about National Poetry Month:  Since April is National Poetry Month, I will be including a poetry prompt in every post this month.  Please feel free to post a sample of your writing that is inspired by the prompts, and as always, feedback on the pompts is apprecaited.  Thanks!

Fiction Writing Prompts:

Here are some story starters bouncing off the word "please":

1.  Of all things that made him happy, it was peanut butter that pleased him most because. . .

2.  Every time she tried to please her mother, she failed.  One time she even tried. . .

3.  After John died, the only thing that could please her was. . .

Journal Writing Prompt:

Write about a memory of holding hands with someone.

Reference on today's facts about the Beatles is from The Writer's Almanac.  Retried on April 4, 2011 from


  1. More great variety here! You really have a great handle on keeping it interesting. Thanks, peace,


  2. Thanks for checking in, Diane. Glad you liked today's prompt!



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