Writing prompts

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Writing prompts are issued weekly without deadlines. Tackle the prompts at your leisure and in any order. Yep, we know. We’re good that way.

    1. If you could go back in time and change ONE thing, what would it be?
    2. A favourite thing in your house
    3. Fear
    4. In a world full of uncertainty, what do you know for sure?
    5. The first 300 words of your autobiography
    6. The piece of advice that has meant the most to you
    7. Complete this thought: “I understood friendship when…”
    8. The last time you felt unadulterated happiness
    9. Something you really like about yourself
    10. Secrets
    11. Favourite smells
    12. Your body
    13. Write a post incorporating a song lyric seamlessly into one of the paragraphs
    14. An opinion piece about tattoos and/or body piercings in the workplace
    15. You can’t have too many…
    16. An act of kindness that sticks in your memory
    17. Leaving home
    18. Nicknames
    19. Books
    20. Adult only spaces and places
    21. Write a guide for someone on how to live your life
    22. An ‘Ah hah’ moment
    23. Five things you want to see happen for you this year
    24. How do you feel about blogging compared to when you first started?
    25. If money wasn’t an issue
    26. Guilty pleasures
    27. The place you grew up
    28. How did the first month of the year treat you?
    29. Superstitions
    30. Try and write about an experience out of your nature or comfort zone
    31. I’m avoiding…
    32. What were you like as a child?
    33. Write a letter to a former teacher
    34. The turning point
    35. Talk about your relationship with food
    36. Voting – a moral imperative?
    37. Something you’ve lost
    38. The good old days
    39. A post incorporating these six words: decision, map, soap, castle, hair, blanket
    40. Something that made you laugh
    41. I hope…
    42. Fight or flight?
    43. Sacrifice
    44. Fathers
    45. Alcohol
    46. Your creative process
    47. Invent a new word
    48. Sit in front of a mirror and write about your face
    49. Write a fairytale
    50. The gift you’d give someone who has everything
    51. Write about a childhood game
    52. How we met
    53. You’ve invented a new ice-cream for the over 40s. What’s in it and what is it called?
    54. Change your first name and discuss your choice
    55. Write about a time you fell in love
    56. Hiring and firing decisions based on someone’s social media
    57. Sum yourself up using a quotation and discuss your choice
    58. I want to be more…
    59. I want to be less…
    60. Write about a memorable purchase
    61. Write about the most courageous thing you’ve done
    62. What era would you have liked to live in?
    63. My life is made up of…
    64. Trapped
    65. Write about the last time you said No
    66. Let’s talk phobias!
    67. The phone rings at 3:00 am. What are your immediate thoughts?
    68. Where do you see yourself in five years time?
    69. Using only what is already in the house, you have been given one day to make a gift for someone.
    70. Talk about compliments
    71. Discuss your relationship with rules
    72. You will lose your sense of taste tomorrow
    73. Compose a letter to the person you least want to see right now
    74. Your best friend
    75. Childhood slight(s)
    76. When
    77. Do not speak for 1 hour then write about the experience
    78. Make the case that a potato is a romantic gift
    79. Something you’ll never do again
    80. How do you cope with Writer’s Block?
    81. Mothers
    82. Something you desperately wanted when you were a child
    83. An awkward moment
    84. The role of celebrities as role models
    85. Creativity…
    86. Your relationship with animals
    87. You and sport
    88. The voting age in the UK has been lowered to age 14
    89. Excuses
    90. Something you are attached to
    91. Freedom of speech on social media
    92. A twist in the tale
    93. You’re being shipped to an island and can only take 5 memories with you
    94. Indulgence
    95. Surprises
    96. Work vs personal life divide
    97. Endings
    98. Strange behaviour
    99. Trust issues
    100. Talk about your education
    101. Childhood toys
    102. Handling difficult situations
    103. A tradition you would like to see carried on
    104. Them and Us
    105. Holding a grudge
    106. My true calling
    107. First cinema experience
    108. You’ve been given a free day
    109. Inner conflict
    110. Your first job (courtesy @mrsnige)
    111. Choose a life to live for a day (courtesy @liveotherwise)
    112. 40 things that make you smile
    113. A big mistake
    114. Before social media
    115. Words or advice given to you on leaving home
    116. Write your obituary
    117. The best…
    118. The UK General Election (Jun-17)
    119. Bank Holidays
    120. Dear young person…
    121. A triumph, a regret, an aspiration
    122. How are you?
    123. Something you’re putting off
    124. Dispose of £5m in one day
    125. Fathers
    126. What do you know?
    127. Which celebrity would play you in a movie about your life?
    128. Something you’ve let go
    129. Hang-ups
    130. Write a letter you need to read
    131. Family
    132. The cavalry isn’t coming
    133. In a race between an apple and an orange, which one would win and why?
    134. If only…
    135. Write something meaningful
    136. Share what you consider is your best post to date and explain why
    137. When someone younger taught you something valuable
    138. A dish or recipe close to your heart
    139. Superstitions
    140. Your top ten movies to date
    141. A childhood memory
    142. The good, the bad, the ugly
    143. My ‘milestone’ age
    144. Parenting
    145. Fear of aging
    146. As sick as a parrot
    147. Marriage
    148. Letters
    149. Dieting
    150. My hair
    151. Eavesdropping
    152. Habits
    153. Mental health
    154. Outside my window
    155. Other people
    156. Photographs
    157. Epiphanies
    158. When I grow up
    159. Fireworks
    160. Gratitude
    161. Fate
    162. Embarrassment
    163. Education
    164. Clouds