46 + Paragraph Writing Prompts

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1.Name: Write a poem or short story using your name in some way or form.

2.Quotable: Use a popular quote from a speaker and use it as inspiration for your writing.

3.Frame It: Write a poem or some phrases that would make for good wall art in your home.

4.Dear Diary: Write a poem or short story about a diary entry you’ve read or imagined.

5.Greed: Write about someone who always wants more – whether it be money, power, etc. etc.

6.Drinks on Me: Write a poem or short story that takes place at a bar.

7.Great Minds: Write  about someone you admire and you thought to have had a beautiful mind.

8.Acrostic: Choose a word and write an acrostic poem where every line starts with a letter from the word.

9.Gratitude: Write a poem or journal entry that is all about things you are thankful for.

10.Schedule: Take a look at your calendar and use the schedule for inspiration in writing.

11.Carnival: Write a poem or story or journal entry inspired by a carnival or street fair.

12.Ode to Strangers: Go people watching and write an ode to a stranger you see on the street.

13.How Does Your Garden Grow? Write about a flower that grows in an unusual place.

14.Mailbox: Open your mailbox and write something inspired by one of the pieces of mail you received.

15.Hotel: Write from the perspective of someone who works at a hotel or staying at a hotel.

16.Promise to Yourself: Write about a promise you want to make to yourself and keep.

17.Camera: Take your camera for a walk and write based on one of the photographs you take.

18.Dollhouse: Write a poem or short story from the viewpoint of someone living in a doll house.

19.Natural Wonders of the World: Choose one of the natural wonders of the world. Write about it.

20.Fairy Tales: Rewrite a fairy tale. Give it a new ending or make it modern or write as a poem.

21.Stray Animal: Think of the life of a stray cat or dog and write about that.

22.The Promise: Write about a promise you’ve made to someone. Did you keep that promise?

23.Failure: Write about a time you failed at something. Did you try again or give up completely?

24.Shaping Up: Write something that makes a shape on the page…ie: a circle, a heart, a square, etc.

25.Neighborhood: Write about your favorite place in your neighborhood to visit and hang out at.

26.Write for a Cause: Write a poem or essay that raises awareness for a cause you support.

27.The Vessel: Write about a ship or other vehicle that can take you somewhere different from where you are now.

28.The Rocket-ship: Write about a rocket-ship on its way to the moon or a distant galaxy far, far, away.

29.Foreclosure: Write a poem or short story about someone who has lost or is about to lose their home.

30.Photograph: Write a story or journal entry influenced by a photograph you see online or in a magazine.

31.Brick Wall: Write a poem that is about a brick wall – whether literal or figurative.

32.Title First: Make a list of potential poem or story titles and choose one to write from.

33.The Windows of the Soul: Write a poem about the story that is told through someone’s eyes.

34.Cleaning: Hey, even writers and creative artists have to do housework sometimes. Write about doing laundry, dishes, and other cleaning activities.

35.Coffee & Tea: Surely you drink one or the other or know someone who does- write about it!

36.Sing a New Song: Take a popular song off the radio and rewrite it as a poem in your own words.

37.Last Person You Talked to: Write a quick little poem or story about the last person you spoke with.

38.Geography: Pick a state or country you’ve never visited. Write about why you would or would not like to visit that place.

39.Color Palette: Search online for color palettes and be inspired to write by one you resonate with.

40.Magazine: Randomly flip to a page in a magazine and write using the first few words you see as an opening line.

41.Cartoon: Think of your favorite cartoon or comic. Write a poem or story that takes place in that setting.

42.Turning Point: Write about a point in life where things turned for the better or worse.

43.Greeting: Write a story or poem that starts with the word “hello” or another greeting.

44.The Letter: Write a poem or story using words from a famous letter or inspired by a letter someone sent you.

45.Addict: Everyone’s addicted to something in some shape or form. What are things you can’t go without?

46.The Stars: Take inspiration from a night sky. Or, write about a time when “the stars aligned” in your horoscope.