Fairy Tales

Writing Prompt: FAIRYTALES

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Fairy tales never seem to lose popularity. Re-write an old tale to fit a modern day event and problem or fill a town with fairy tale characters and see what happens. Try writing your story from the point of view of the antagonist instead of the protagonist or play around with entwining two fairy tales to create an alternative version.

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Jon Sciezka The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

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Saturday Morning Writing Prompt: Pocket Watch

Writing Prompt:

Pocket Watch

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The Is of Writing: Inspirational Picture Prompts

Brainstorming Through the Passage of Time…

Prompt/Idea #1

Record a list of book titles. Write a lengthy list of titles for a novel using the word: Time. Record as many ideas as possible within 15 minutes.

Prompt/Idea #2

Create a list of short story titles which include the word: watch (watch, watching, and watched). Use it as a noun or an action. Create long and short titles. Make sure to include some silly and serious titles and record any catchy phrases that you might be able to use at a later time.

Prompt/Idea #3

By making word associations, record as many ideas as possible for the phrase: Passage of Time.

Prompt/Idea #4

Search the internet for a song that includes one or more of the following words: stop, watch, or time. Read the lyrics or download the song and listen. Choose one phrase or line that is appealing and provides you with inspiration. Then write, write, and keep writing.

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Writing Prompt: Weather Forecast

 

Writing Prompt:

Weather forecasters are predicting 30-50 cm of snow and anticipating the worst storm of the season. How does your character prepare?

Writing Prompt: A Hat

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Writing Prompt:

Describe a hat.

Tell the story surrounding a particular hat.

Explain the reason for gifting a hat.

Try one or all three of these prompts. Or pick a different item but apply each writing prompt idea.

Picture Prompt: Along the olde dock

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Inspirational Picture Prompt:

Write an introductory paragraph using this picture prompt.

 

Writing Prompt: Rumour

Writing Prompt:

There is rumour of a gas shortage. How does your antagonist or protagonist react?

Writing Prompt: ABC Book

Record ideas for an ABC book, real or imaginary. It could serve as an foolproof guide to a new universe, planet, or land. You could use it to help provide background information to your character or tell the backstory of your main character.

Writing Prompt: Animals in Winter

 Writing Prompt:

Animals in Winter

Animals in Winter

The Is of Writing: Inspirational Photograph & Writing Prompt

Take some time to describe the animals you might see in the winter.

If you have a camera, go out into the stormy weather or on a nice snowy day, photograph pets or wildlife and use those photographs for inspiration when describing animals in your stories.

Writing Prompt: For a Cold and Snowy Day

Writing Prompt:

A Cold, Snowy Day

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The Is of Writing: Inspirational Writing Prompt

It’s for times like this I keep a shovel…

or

Brainstorm a list of story ideas and/or words that are related to snow.

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Winter Wonderland Writing Prompts (writersrelief.com)

Saturday Morning Picture Prompt: Snow Day

Inspirational Photos: A Snowy Day by the Ocean

Zis for Zizzer Zazzer Zuzz

Is of Writing: Inspirational Writing Prompt

Just like J.K. Rowling and Dr. Seuss, invent plants, animals, and creatures such as a Womping Willow or a Zizzer Zazzer Zuzz.

Brainstorm plants and animals for a realistic ABC book.

Create new creatures for a fantasy ABC book.

Create a “bible”, a resource listing all of the plants, animals and names of places in your novel.

Try world-building. (Tolkien invented another language, but you do not need to be so elaborate.)

Related Materials:

Dr. Seuss’s ABC

Five Foundations of World Building (malindalo.com)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (penned by J.K. Rowling)

World Building for Fantasy & SciFi Writers (awrighton.com)

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