If you use any of these spooky Halloween writing prompts to write a short story or poem, send us what you write! We’ll publish it on the site before October 31st! :)
4. You notice liver spots on an elderly woman/man who is sitting next to you on the subway. Her/his spots appear to multiply every time the subway stops to let passengers board or disembark.
“Read the most popular, best-selling fiction and you’re bound to notice a pattern. It always follows a succession of logical steps that know exactly how to hook you emotionally. This was first observed in early Greek tragedies and later seen within the works of William Shakespeare. Since then, many authors follow this distinctive formula known as Freytag’s Pyramid. Although many other formulas exist, this one is most often used. Why? Because it’s tried, tested and true. It’s been around for centuries. It goes something like this…”
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“Nothing is original. […] Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent.”
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SixEighty (@six_writing) is married to a wonderful woman whom he adores and is a father of two from West Midlands in the UK. And imagine our luck, he’s also a university student studying for his BA in Creative and Professional Writing!
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“What you may not know is that stereotypes suggesting that Latin Americans represent a threat to United States culture are not just morally repugnant – they’re also historically inaccurate. Spanish-language literature actually predates the Puritans’ writing in English by nearly a century. As my research reveals, many renowned Latin American writers actually produced some of their finest work while living in the United States. Latina and Latino writers have made exceptional contributions to American literary history.” Laura Lomas
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“It’s like this. Let’s say your brain is a canvas. All your life you’ve been painting on that canvas, every experience is a brush stroke. It’s a masterpiece. It’s you. Now, I can take you and I can paint a new picture on top of that one, it’s called over painting.”
“Does it think? Does it see? Is it really a blank or is there a master program that we can’t imagine? What language does the brain use when it is stripped of cultural language? What are you underneath your personality?” Our Lady of Eden Falls, R.R. Litwicki
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Watch each the videos from the YouTube channels of Dark5 and Hybrid Librarian and choose an idea/theme from one of their videos. Write a short story or epic poem.
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Write a creative nonfiction story about the first time you met your invisible childhood friend. Didn’t have an invisible childhood friend? Write a fictional account or write about someone else who did have one. Yellow and blue make green so that must mean that in an alternate reality red and blue make… While at WonderCon in Anaheim, California, you see a man, dressed as Jessica Alba’s character Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman) from the move Fantastic Four running full speed towards a brick wall yelling, “But I’m invisible!” in a high-pitched […]
“Misconceptions about originality are another factor in my students’ resistance and this can create a real confidence block. If they emulate others, they feel that this doesn’t count as creativity or else if they can’t think of something ‘completely new’, they think they can’t even begin and freeze up altogether.” Josephine Scicluna
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