Monday, June 20, 2011

Sumer Solstice Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts for Summer Solstice

For our creative writing prompts today, we will celebrate summer by looking at some quotes that will lead us into various prompts. 

1.  Journal Prompt:

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."  ~Celia Thaxter

Write about what you are grateful for in the season of summer, and why you feel that way.

2.  Fiction Writing Prompt:

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."   ~Sam Keen

Write about a character who is lazy in summer.  What should the character be taking care of that he or she is not?  How old is the character?  Why is the character lazy today?  Where does the character live?

3.  Creative Nonfiction Prompt

"A life without love is like a year without summer."  ~Swedish Proverb

Write about a specific time in summer when you felt love, or a specific time when you didn't. 

4.  Humor Writing Prompt

"Heat, ma'am! it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones." ~Sydney Smith, Lady Holland's Memoir

Try your hand at humor and complete the phrase, "It was so hot that. . . "
Try completing that phrase 10 times.  Did you come up with anything funny or interesting?
Pick your favorite one and try writing from that for 5 minutes. 

Feel free to put your funny one liners (It was so hot that. . . ) in the comments section.  And as always, you can share anything in the comments section. 

Happy Summer Solstice and Happy Writing!

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