Monday, May 9, 2011

Charles Simic-Inspired Writing Prompts

Wam1975 |

Happy Birthday to poet Charles Simic!  Here is a quote from him to inspire your writing prompts today.
"If the sky falls they shall have clouds for supper."
Charles Simic (The World Doesn't End: Prose Poems)
Creative Writing Prompts for All

First, make a list of all things that the wind has blown around you or that you have seen come down from above.  Here are a few things to start your list:
dandelion fuzz
tumble weeds
. . .
Poetry Writing:  Write a 10-line poem about something from your list.

Free-Write Prompt:  Pick a word from your list that prompts a thought and write from there. 
Pick two words from your list and write about how they are similar. 

Children's Story Writing Prompt:  Write a story similar to the Chicken Little story, but put your own twist on it.  For example, instead of farm animals, you could have characters be creatures from another planet who think the stars are falling.   

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