Thursday, April 26, 2012

I'm So Happy for You! - Writing Prompt

Help another person celebrate a special occasion. Write a story about someone you know, or a fictional character, who just did something great.  Perhaps she won a prize in the science fair. Maybe he earned a spot on the football team.  Did your sister or brother finally get an "A" in math after struggling to understand all the Xs and Ys or word problems?

Think about how to make this story interesting. Add some conflict. Are you really happy or is there a bit of envy keeping you from showing your true feelings? How do you handle the mix of emotions? Does your friend know you feel that way?

How can show what's going on in someones head? Make it funny or dramatic but have a good time and, if you feel like, share your story here for others to enjoy.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Switching Places - Writing Prompt

What if J.K. Rowling wrote her famous series with Hermione as the main character? How does the story change if  she 's the one with the lightening bolt scar on her forehead? What would Harry be doing?

Write a story, based on Harry Potter, Cinderella, or any other book you choose where you switch the roles of the main characters.
What if, in Cinderella, it was set in the future on another planet? How would Prince Charming find his true love when she could be anywhere in the universe????

Have fun!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Homonym Challenge - Writing Prompt

 Storee Wryter and her cat, Critique, like to have fun with words. This week Storee is  using homonyms as often as she can. Homonyms are words that sound alike but have different meanings. She is happy to tell you that this morning she ate eight pancakes for breakfast. 

She invites you to have  homonym fun too and write a story using at least two pair of homonyms.

Here is a list of choices to get you started. If you come up with others on your own, give yourself extra credit and let me know which words you picked.




For more about homonyms check out Allan Cooper's All About Homonyms website: