Author Author 7, Weekly Writing Prompts

Each week, during Author Author time, we’ll start with five minutes of silent writing in response to the prompt below. ANY response to it is acceptable. (For instance, if the prompt is fire, and it reminds you of how much you love water, go for it!)  After five minutes, you may choose to continue or to switch to something else you are working on.  After five minutes, you may also:

  • Search the Writing section for other prompt ideas.
  • Revise something else you’ve written.
  • Conference with Ms. Piombo, if she’s available
  • Conference with a fellow Author.  (Remember Kristin’s helpful feedback format: tell the writer what you know, what you think you know, and what you want to know.)

May 1: A matter of perspective. Imagine you are a famous villain, like Voldemort or Malfoy, Malificent or the Wicked Witch of the West. Write a diary entry explaining your side of the story. OR think about someone who’s been an antagonist in your life and write a diary entry about you from their perspective. (Or find an image on the website and go for it.)

April 8: Write about one of these photos in National Geographic. Or write about the most amazing sight you’ve ever seen. Or start something with… “I’ve never felt more alive than when I…” Or just work around the word “grand” or “vast.”