It’s been a while since we’ve had a round of writing prompts on here. I decided to branch out and do historical prompts. This place was getting bogged down with all the fantasy prompts.
Now, I don’t write historical. I tried to write a short story set in the Great Depression, but it turned into a miserable failure. (Actually, my seven year old brother read it over my shoulder while I typed it, and I asked him for help. The plot didn’t improve, so I’ll blame that story’s failure on him. But he liked the story.)
These historical fiction prompts are going to be something unique because–guess what– they all happened in history! (I know, historical fiction normally is set in history, but hear me out.)
These prompts were all in the newspaper and they caught my eye. These are real life prompts, taken from headlines and articles in newspapers a long time ago. Some are quite humorous, and I daresay you’ll like them whether you write historical or not. Continue reading
Let me say a scary word. GOALS.
Ah, goals. They’re shiny, impossible things that everyone wants to conquer, but they are kind of scary to because no one ever seems to complete them.
I have too many of them. And yet I add to the on-going list all. the. time.
Now, some people might say it’s good to make goals. People tend to make goals during New Years, but February rolls around, and everyone has quietly dropped those goals. (Except for the select few that actually keep those goals. In that case, good for you.)
Here’s the problem with goals. They tear me down. Continue reading
I’ve gotten tired of all the silly questions. (If you’re a homeschooler, you know what I mean.)
So from now on, anytime someone asks me one of these, I’m just going to point them to this helpful list. If you’re a non-homeschooler, do us a favor and read this list anyways so you don’t have to ask them yourselves. If you’re a homeschooler, well, I guess you’ll just feel with me. Continue reading
“Where did you learn to break into a lock? You’re eight years old!”
That, my friends, is a start of an epic story. We have all these crime-fighting kids in books and movies, but really, how many eight year olds are going to be on the streets by themselves while working? It’s crazy. Someone has to babysit.
So of course you’ll click the button, right? —->>> Continue reading
Bunnicula, authored by James and Deborah Howe, is the only book written for children that I read over and over again. Bunnicula is the only book that with talking animals as the characters that I like. Bunnicula is the only book where I laugh every time I read it. Bunnicula is the only book I’ve ever read that had the subject of vampires in it.
In my opinion, it’s a pretty awesome book, but don’t let the vampire references scare you. Continue reading
My characters up and ran,
not according to the plan.
“Wait!” I say,
“What is wrong with you today?!”They said, “We are sick of writing,”
“Because of you so many are dying!”
“But,” I plead,
“They died for just and noble deeds!”
In any of the major English dictionaries, this word is the longest. It’s a medical term, (go figure) so I don’t know how anyone else would know this. Why don’t we turn this into a writing prompt too? If you can put it in a piece of your story, share in the comments section down below! 🙂
Okay. *drum roll* Continue reading
Have you ever have the feeling that you are plagiarizing something? It’s the uncomfortable feeling. Maybe you did it on purpose, as in a school project. Maybe you were writing a convincing character’s speech, which started to sound more like the Gettysburg Address rather than what Continue reading