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Write a story about someone who is about to lose his or her job because of technology.
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WRITING PROMPT: A twinkling eye can mean many things. Write a poem about a twinkle in someone’s eye.
Do You Need
What is the top goal you want to achieve as a writer? To reach your main writing goal, what do you need to do?
Write about someone you admire from afar—a public figure or celebrity.
Write a story about a group of kids who are writing and filming their own horror movie.
Write a poem using the following image: a metropolis at night when the power is out.
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Journal Prompts For Teens
Write about the happiest day of your life.
WRITING PROMPT: A child pretending to be a spy discovers incredible secrets while surveilling his or her parent, who conducts top-secret research for the military.
Fiction Writing Prompts
WRITING PROMPT: Write a poem about one (or both) of your parents. It could be a tribute poem, but it doesn’t have to be.
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Some relationships aren’t simple enough to be classified as toxic or healthy. Writing about a complex relationship is, well, complex. Give it a shot.
WRITING PROMPT: Are we alone in the universe? Write a personal essay about your thoughts on whether there is other intelligent life besides humans in the universe.
WRITING PROMPT: Someone is sitting on a park bench reading a news article about a recent string of crimes. This person knows who did it.
Creative Writing Inspiration
PROMPT: Write a personal essay describing your favorite vacation destination.
Have You Ever
Has a total stranger ever helped you? Have you ever thought about all the people in this world you’ve never met but who have affected your life? Write a poem about strangers.
PROMPT: Write the story of how you met your best friend or significant other.
Use all of the following words in a piece of writing: dash, hard, staple, billboard, part, circle, flattened.
Use all of the following words in a poem: tapestry, sings, eye, din, collide, slippery, fantasy, casting, chameleon, lives.
Write a piece using the following image: someone standing in a doorway, soaking wet, with rain pouring in the background.
What if you had an opportunity to travel to outer space? Would you ever take a trip to the moon? Would you travel aboard an interstellar starship?
WRITING PROMPT: Three children are sitting on a log near a stream. One of them looks up at the sky and says…
WRITING PROMPT: Write a critical review of your favorite song or album. What made it so good? Could it have been better? Provide a detailed analysis of its strengths and weaknesses.
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PROMPT: Write a story about two people who care deeply for each other but who, for whatever reasons, move on and away from each other.