#806

"empathy is first of all an act of imagination"

#804

micromort tracker?

[original idea in this tweet]

*if anyone makes a micromort app and becomes insanely rich off of it, please reward me for the idea by paying me a livable wage to sit around and make writing prompts all day… or for just over $10,000 you could buy my entire Amazon wish list for me.*

Tom Woodward made a poetry prompt generator. I think it’s great, and you should try it out. 
[If Tom keeps making cool writing resources like this, then this blog is in danger of needing to be renamed to something like “Links To Tom Woodward’s Writing Resources”] Tom Woodward made a poetry prompt generator. I think it’s great, and you should try it out. 
[If Tom keeps making cool writing resources like this, then this blog is in danger of needing to be renamed to something like “Links To Tom Woodward’s Writing Resources”] Tom Woodward made a poetry prompt generator. I think it’s great, and you should try it out. 
[If Tom keeps making cool writing resources like this, then this blog is in danger of needing to be renamed to something like “Links To Tom Woodward’s Writing Resources”] Tom Woodward made a poetry prompt generator. I think it’s great, and you should try it out. 
[If Tom keeps making cool writing resources like this, then this blog is in danger of needing to be renamed to something like “Links To Tom Woodward’s Writing Resources”]

Tom Woodward made a poetry prompt generator. I think it’s great, and you should try it out

[If Tom keeps making cool writing resources like this, then this blog is in danger of needing to be renamed to something like “Links To Tom Woodward’s Writing Resources”]

#801

back in time from a future dystopia

The Periodic Table of Storytelling

I think an excellent and challenging exercise for narrative writing would be to select at random a handful of elements from The Periodic Table of Storytelling* by James Harris. It’s wonderful:

[make sure to click through for the full version]

*fair warning to teachers: unfortunately, some of this is probably not quite safe for the classroom.

I made a set of 60 writing prompts about The Great Gatsby. These are a few (well, a few more) of those. I made a set of 60 writing prompts about The Great Gatsby. These are a few (well, a few more) of those. I made a set of 60 writing prompts about The Great Gatsby. These are a few (well, a few more) of those. I made a set of 60 writing prompts about The Great Gatsby. These are a few (well, a few more) of those.
I made a set of 60 writing prompts about The Great Gatsby. These are a few of those. I made a set of 60 writing prompts about The Great Gatsby. These are a few of those. I made a set of 60 writing prompts about The Great Gatsby. These are a few of those.

This should probably be tomorrow’s writing prompt. 

Tom Woodward tweeted about the picture that goes with this prompt and said that it’s “begging for use as a writing prompt.” I couldn’t agree more; there’s a lot of story potential in this picture.
AND NOW THERE IS THIS: http://bionicteaching.com/trials/lemons/, made by Tom Woodward. Tom Woodward tweeted about the picture that goes with this prompt and said that it’s “begging for use as a writing prompt.” I couldn’t agree more; there’s a lot of story potential in this picture.
AND NOW THERE IS THIS: http://bionicteaching.com/trials/lemons/, made by Tom Woodward. Tom Woodward tweeted about the picture that goes with this prompt and said that it’s “begging for use as a writing prompt.” I couldn’t agree more; there’s a lot of story potential in this picture.
AND NOW THERE IS THIS: http://bionicteaching.com/trials/lemons/, made by Tom Woodward. Tom Woodward tweeted about the picture that goes with this prompt and said that it’s “begging for use as a writing prompt.” I couldn’t agree more; there’s a lot of story potential in this picture.
AND NOW THERE IS THIS: http://bionicteaching.com/trials/lemons/, made by Tom Woodward.

Tom Woodward tweeted about the picture that goes with this prompt and said that it’s “begging for use as a writing prompt.” I couldn’t agree more; there’s a lot of story potential in this picture.

AND NOW THERE IS THIS: http://bionicteaching.com/trials/lemons/, made by Tom Woodward.

writingprompts:

526

Maximalism & Minimalism

I got an email asking about this one. It’s dense, but it makes for a good writing exercise. 

Also, I’d recommend checking out Telescopic Text and trying to use it for this activity. 

indestructible and pain-free for a day?

[writing prompt #604 gets a remake]

Polar Vortex Advice, made by Maria Bedell

#792

personal data dashboard

The Atlantic’s Netflix-Genre Generator

If you want some interesting writing prompt material, try out The Atlantic’s Netflix-Genre Generator. I had a lot of fun trying it out, and you should stay for the writing. Alexis Madrigal has a brilliant piece explaining the whole thing. Below are a few of the genre/prompt ideas I got while trying it out. Note: I definitely don’t recommend some of these, especially the last one…