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    Need an idea to help you get started writing? You’ll find hundreds of fun writing prompts here – perfect for beginning a new novel or short story, or simply giving your writing muscle a workout.

    Best Man/Maid of Honor Speech

    Your closest friend has asked you to give a speech at his/her wedding. Post your response (500 words or less) in the comments below.

    In Line for Concert Tickets

    You’ve been waiting in a line for days to get concert tickets to your favorite band’s upcoming show. You’re keeping track of your experience in a journal. What does it say? Post … Read more

    A Car’s Thoughts on Negotiation

    Write about a car negotiation from the perspective of the car. Post your response (500 words or less) in the comments below.

    A Chance to Vent

    Write a 20-line rhyming poem about something that really annoys you. Post your response (500 words or less) in the comments below.

    Misdialed Number

    You’ve accidentally dialed the wrong phone number, but the person who answers sounds familiar. Immediately he/she recognizes you, but because made the call you’re too embarrassed to ask who it is. Using … Read more

    Parents Just Don’t Understand

    Write about a heated argument you had with your parents (real or fictitious). Post your response (500 words or less) in the comments below.

    Unsettling Fast Food Conversation

    You roll through your favorite fast-food drive-thru, order your usual and wait for the cashier to repeat it back to you. Only, he doesn’t repeat it. Instead, through the speaker, you hear … Read more

    Swim Club Scare

    You and a friend break into your neighborhood swim club late one night to go for an after-hours dip. While splashing around in the pool, you go into shock when a dead … Read more

    Wrong Bathroom

    You head into the bathroom at work, walk into a stall and close the door. Moments later, as you leave the stall, you notice two people standing there and there’s one major … Read more

    Acceptance Speech

    Poking fun at you, a relative gives you a dubious award at a family picnic (“Worst Horseshoe Player,” “Best Beer Holder,” etc.). In a twist, you accept the award and give a … Read more

    Your Writing Tagline

    M&M Candies “Melt in your mouth, not in your hands.” Miller Lite “Tastes great, less filling.” Describe yourself (or your writing) in ten words or fewer. Post your response (500 words or … Read more

    You Can’t Name Your Baby That!

    You and your spouse welcome a beautiful baby into your lives and, after going round and round on names, you choose one that’s very unusual. Write a scene where you announce the … Read more

    Brian’s 4th of July Party

    Your favorite newsletter editor Brian A. Klems hosted a 4th of July party for the WD staff, forum members and newsletter loyalists. It was all fun and games until one guest got … Read more

    Making Your Bed

    You forgot to make your bed this morning and your mom is on the prowl, ready to hand out punishment. In an effort to avoid grounding, make up an excuse (no matter … Read more

    Envy

    Write about someone you envy. Start your story with, “I wish I didn’t envy (fill in the blank) so much, but I can’t help it.” Post your response (500 words or less) … Read more

    Your Monster Returns

    When you were little, you could swear there was a monster under your bed–but no one believed you. On the eve of your 30th birthday, you hear noises coming from under your … Read more

    Allergic Reaction

    You find out you are highly allergic to something you love. Do you give it up (no matter how hard it is) or not (and deal with the consequences of the allergy)? … Read more

    Neighbor + Pet = Bad News

    Your neighbor has taken in an unusual pet and it does something unpleasant to your house/yard. Confront your neighbor. Post your response (500 words or less) in the comments below.

    French Toast Fiasco

    You wake up to the smell of sizzling French toast. You have to have some, but it’s coming from your neighbor’s house and the two of you aren’t on speaking terms. How … Read more

    Birthday Celebration

    If you could spend your birthday doing anything you wanted, what would it be and why? Post your response (500 words or less) in the comments below.

    Haunted House

    You’ve recently purchased a new house. Upon your first full night there, you begin to hear noises but think nothing of it—until you see something that convinces you the house is haunted. … Read more

    If You Could Be Someone Else

    If you could morph into anyone (alive, dead, fictional, etc.), who would it be and why? Post your response (500 words or less) in the comments below.

    Career in One Sentence

    Sum up your writing career in one sentence. Post your response (500 words or less) in the comments below.

    Favorite Toy

    What was your favorite toy as a child? Write a fond memory describing a time when you played with that toy. Post your response (500 words or less) in the comments below.

    Better Than You

    Write about a ridiculous competition you start with a friend (e.g., a mustache-growing competition, longest-fingernail challenge, etc.). Post your response (500 words or less) in the comments below.

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