These are some of the daily writing prompts I use in class.

This is a link to the 180 prompts that I actually use.

There's a little bit more about me and what I might be up to over here.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please let me know.

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, which really just means that you shouldn't make money off these, but please use them in your classrooms (or wherever it is that you like to do writing) as much as you'd like.


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…

writing prompts for the holidays

I’ve gotten a few requests for holiday prompts, so I thought I’d put a quick post together with some ideas. The problem is that I don’t have many great ideas when it comes to holiday prompts, so any suggestions would be great. You can click on the ask link to send me an idea, if you have a good one. 

Here’s what I have:

Explain Christmas to a young pine tree.


There’s also this one from this set, but it seems pretty lame compared to Byrdseed’s Create a Holiday idea, which I’d recommend checking out:


I’ll try to add more here if any good ideas come to light… 


katielouiselee suggested this one:
"I often do ‘Make a case for a Christmas with no presents.’" That reminded me of this one I did way back in the day:


Here’s another from this set of prompts

This idea is from mrsstartrekkie:

"You have spent your entire life living in an area with no snow or cold or other such things; write about experiencing snow for the first time."

BIG UPDATE: John Spencer at photoprompts has way more going on over there when it comes to the holiday prompt thing.