Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Anne of Green Gables Writing Prompts

Today it is the birthday of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the woman who wrote the Anne of Green Gables series.

In honor of Lucy's birthday, I am going to take two quotes inspired by the Anne series to guide us along for our creative writing prompts.

Prompt #1:

Mrs. Cadbury: Tell me, what you know about yourself.
Anne Shirley: Well, it really isn't worth telling, Mrs. Cadbury... but if you let me tell you what I imagine about myself you'd find it a lot more interesting.

I love this little conversation. For today's prompt, one option is to imagine yourself doing something you otherwise wouldn't be able to do. Perhaps it is telling someone a secret, or perhaps it is some extravagant act. You can write about it in either poetry or prose.

Prompt #2:

Anne Shirley: Don't you ever imagine things differently from what they are?
Marilla Cuthbert: No.
Anne Shirley: Oh Marilla, how much you miss.

For this prompt, take something from your world, and turn it into something it is not. You can write in either poetry or prose.

And today's writing prompts would not be complete unless I share a link with you that goes to one of my most favorite poems ever. I encountered it on Poetry Daily years ago. It's called "Like Anne Shirley's House" and it is by Faye George.  You can find it by clicking here.

Bonus Poetry Prompt: Read the poem, "Like Anne Shirley's House," and then you write a poem that starts, "I want a house that. . . "

1 comment:

  1. Anne of Green Gables was my daughter's favorite book series. Altho she is a mother of two herself, she still talks about those books, and Prince Edward's Island.


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