Writing Prompt: Wi-Fi Problems

Wifi is a precious commodity in today’s society—both elusive and everywhere—and its loss is something that will invariably stress out everyone it happens to. This prompt plays on that idea but gives it a fun little twist, as the writers find themselves exploring the fantastical cause behind a very common problem. After all, helping a…

Writing Prompt: Zoom Surprise

In the age of virtual learning and teaching from home, the line between a teacher’s classroom life and homelife might be more blurred than ever. However, we still often only see them within the four corners of a Zoom screen, and are surprised or fascinated by the signs of what happens beyond. This prompt plays…

Writing Prompt: Hidden Past…

This plays on the common fascination that many of us have with our heritage and background, as well as our love for clever rule breakers and dashing anti-heroes in our favorite stories: from Artemis Fowl to From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, from The Ickabog to Pirates of the Caribbean. Everywhere we…

Writing Prompt: Invisible Prankster

This is a fun prompt that allows the writers to go wild with their imagination, and encourages them to really stretch possibilities behind a very cool power. What’s more, while everyone might already know the first thing that they would do with the power of invisibility, not everyone can think of a cool and safe…

Writing Prompt: Work It Out!

Like several of our other prompts, this one asks the writer to think about creative conflict resolution. With a strict location and time limit, the prompt really challenges the writer to think about how to use their words and persuade another person to listen to and agree with them under pressure. Though you are limited…

Writing Prompt: Camp Switcheroo

This prompt speaks to a very realistic scenario that we have all probably faced at one point or another: being forced to spend time with someone that we dislike. It asks young writers to ponder how they might deal with this type of scenario in real life, with issues such as navigating difficult social mores…

Writing Prompt: Mysterious Text

This prompt, like many of our others prompts, is one that the writer can take in many different directions. Your protagonist can choose to engage with whoever is sending messages on the other side, or alternatively ignore it and see what happens then. Perhaps even spend a paragraph or two debating whether you will answer…

Writing Prompt: Crazy Day

This should be a fun prompt for everyone, because the up-and-down roller coaster of a topsy-turvy day is something that everyone can relate to. Maybe it’s a day full of terrible chaos, a day filled with wonderful surprises, or better yet, a day with both!  Before you write it down, you can try jogging your…

Writing Prompt: Funny Story Time!

This is a straightforward one; the key is creativity and trying to figure out what your fellow schoolmates may find funny. Think of the funniest possible story you can tell to lighten the mood on a dark night, and write out this story as well as how it might go on to inspire positive vibes…