This is the place where I will track the writing prompts I discover. I will try to write something creative once a day – morning, afternoon, or evening. This Prompt Page is to be used by all to help get the creative juices flowing.  I’ll add to it every now and then to keep it active.

  • #1: Story ingredients – A moment of total darkness, a 3-legged stool, a pair of glasses, the top of Bernal Hill.
  • #2: Story Ingredients – The color indigo, a redwood tree, a dirty rag, a lie.
  • #3: Story Ingredients – A moment of utter chaos, a bottle of dark blue glass, a stomachache, a rooftop
  • #4: Prompt – Write about a person who does everything by the book.
  • #5: Prompt – Electricity is a recent discovery. Think of 12 things to do when there’s no power.
  • #6: Prompt – Choose a poem you like. Take the last line, and use that as the first line of your own poem.
  • #7: Prompt – Close your eyes briefly.  Think of one object that’s in the room and focus on it. Without opening your eyes, recall as much detail as you can about it.  After three minutes or so, open your eyes and write about that object without looking at it.
  • #8: Prompt – Make a list of 40 things that happened to you this month  They can be funny, happy, embarrassing,or infuriating. Then pick one from your list and write about it.