Thursday, July 21, 2011

Creative Writing Prompts with Random Words

Random Words of the Day:

pinball, trickle, crawl, sin-sweet, knuckles, happiness, mess, purge, saint, soul, cranes, Swiss Army knife, bandanna, vote, swear, essence, sunburn, boat, veil

Writing Prompts: 

1.  Free-write about the feelings the picture gives you.

2.  Write a 10-line poem with 5 of the random words.

3.  Make 3 opening lines for a story using three of the random words in each sentence.   Then pick your favorite line and write from that for 10 minutes without stopping.

4.  Pick a word that prompts a memory and write for 10 minutes without stopping.


  1. I love random words! I'm probably not alone in this. All writers should love words this month and want to play with them in new and unique ways. That's what writing is all about, right? =)

    -Miss GOP

  2. Thanks, Mis GOP. I love the discipline of using specific words to create something. You never know what you'll get, but if you give it a chance, you always get something and hopefully the creativity starts flowing. . .


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