Writing Topics

Have Writer’s Block? Want to take a break from your personal writing project? Select a suggested topic from the list below and share it with the group during our Monday night meeting. It’s fun to hear several different approaches to the same topic.

The quality of light coming through your window
I remember. . .
A place you love
Describe a grandparent
The street where I live
The Weather Changed Our Plans

Everybody’s Talking About….
Fresh Out Of The Nest
Traffic Delays
The Box
I’m In Debt
Thunder and Lightening
Let’s Do Lunch
The Final Cost Wasn’t Final At All
The Harbinger
Fishing In The Rain
Did You Read About. . .
Remembering My Old Clunker
My Favorite Chair
Summer Pests

Writing Prompts

From “Writer’s Digest” and "The Writer's Dig

One Amazing Night
You’re standing outside a restaurant next to a phone booth when, suddenly, it rings. Your gut tells you not to answer it, but with each ring you can’t resist.

Get Me Off This Island
Your plane crashes on a deserted island. You and two other passengers survive. The only salvageable items from the plane are pair of scissors, a stopwatch and an electric keyboard.

Unusual Super Power You wake up one day with an unusual super power that seems pretty worthless—until you are caught in a situation that requires that specific “talent.”

Kidnapped You wake up shackled to a chair and can’t remember how you got there. Two voices are talking. You recognize one of them.

Your Future Writing Bio Write a one-paragraph bio about your writing career to date. Then, write the one-paragraph bio you expect to have in 2020 (including all your major writing accomplishments).

In Line for Concert Tickets You’ve been waiting in a line for days to get concert tickets to your favorite band’s upcoming show. You’re keeping track of your experience in a journal.

A Car’s Thoughts on Negotiation Write about a car negotiation from the perspective of the car. Post your response (500 words or less) in the comments below.

A Chance to Vent Write a 20-line rhyming poem about something that really annoys you.

Misdialed Number You’ve accidentally dialed the wrong phone number, but the person who answers sounds familiar. Immediately he/she recognizes you, but because made the call you’re too embarrassed to ask who it is.

Unsettling Fast Food Conversation You roll through your favorite fast-food drive-thru, order your usual and wait for the cashier to repeat it back to you. Only, he doesn’t repeat it. Instead, through the speaker, you hear.

Create a character with personality traits of someone you love, but the physical characteristics of someone you don't like.

Letter to your Agent
Write a letter to an agent telling her/him how wonderful you are.

Fairy Tales
Write a fairy tale from the bad guy's point of view.

Pine Island Writers

PO Box 266
Matlacha, FL 33993

Board of Directors

Gail C. Berreitter - President
Debra Basham - Vice President
Mitch Grant - Secretary
James Voris - Treasurer
Kelly O'Sullivan - Member-at-Large