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When you’re at a loss for an idea or feeling uninspired, a prompt magically opens new doors. Write away writer’s block, push beyond your comfort zone, experiment with topics and styles—from flash fiction to memoir, opinions to poems, essays to tweets.


List View Grid View

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One Home

DESCRIPTION OR POEM — People on Earth.

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Now to Then

NARRATIVE — Writing in reverse.

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My December Competition 2019

CREATIVE NONFICTION — Looking ahead, looking back.

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YOU in threes

Character Study — Writing yourself as a character.

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Word Collage

FOUND POEM — Refashioned texts.

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Your View

Index — Ten opinions for today.

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Microphone

List — Sounds of a place.

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Teacher Gratitude

DESCRIPTION — Who was “the most inspiring teacher [you] ever knew”?

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No Single Story

REFLECTION — Broadening Perspective

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Album Review Competition 2019

— Sound through words.

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Journey

NARRATIVE — From there to here.

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Why I Write

Reflection — I write as an act of slowness... I write to meet my ghosts. ... I write becau...

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Upstander Résumé

REFLECTION — Staying quiet, speaking up.

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Sage Words

SELECTION — Carry the wisdom of a great writer.

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Open Prompt

Free Writing — Write about anything you like!

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