DIY Writing Prompts

I have posted several times about how much I love these writing prompts for teens. They are creative, intelligent, and interesting making them worth a teen’s time.

Autry loves writing prompts and lately she has been making her own. She has discovered that she enjoys making up writing prompts almost as much as she does responding to one. She uses her own pictures or drawings and comes up with the prompt and layout on her own.  Here are a few of hers:

photo 4 (14)

photo 5 (12)

photo 1 (30)

photo 3 (24)

photo 4 (13)

photo 2 (30)

Looking at all of her writing prompts made me realize that this could make for an interesting creative writing exercise. Instead of responding to prompts, the student would have to create their own for others. They would need to come up with the prompt, include artwork or a photo, and create the layout. Then they could present the prompt to others and have them respond. This is another activity to add to our creative writing exercises and one I would recommend for others.

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