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Maria Chatzi : New Year Creative Writing Prompts
New Year Creative Writing Prompts
By Maria Chatzi
The beginning of a creative new year! It is the time to weave new dreams and new hopes for your creative life, as well as reflect upon the plans of the prior year that have gone wrong and the resolutions that have been broken. The following short list of writing prompts could be used to ignite your imagination for journal writing or just as an exercise to get you back to your daily creative thinking and creative writing habit, after the holiday break. So, grab a pen and a cup of coffee, get cozy and start writing!
10 Imagine a wicked witch had put you under a spell and you had fallen asleep through winter. What would you have missed out on? What if, instead of the witch, it was a compassionate wizard or your fairy godmother — what would they have saved you from by casting this spell?
8 You receive an unusual email message. It is a letter from one of the mistakes you’ve made last year, which has come to life. Write what your mistake wrote to you.
6Write about a snowball that was actually a camouflaged tiny planet.
4On returning home, you find a huge snowman standing in your living room. “I came for the interview.” he says in a strange sounding voice. You notice that, although close enough to the burning fireplace, he’s not melting. Continue the story.
2 If your present creative life was a quilt what would it look like? Describe it in detail. Try to make the description as vivid as possible, so that the reader could live your creative experience through it. Also describe what the quilt looked like in the beginning of the previous year and what it is going to look like a year ahead from now.
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Maria Chatzi is a teacher, jewelry artist, and craft designer who loves nature, learning and helping adults and kids discover their creative side. More »