How are you? I hope you are well. I know how difficult it can be to accomplish writing goals when you don’t have a topic in mind. With that in mind, I like to try to give writing prompts about once a month or two.
I have a question for you. Do you like board games? I hope so, because I have decided that today’s writing prompt would entail board games. Have you played any board games? Which one is your favorite?
Write a story that includes you teaching someone how to play your favorite board game. It can be a story based on real life or a made up story. It can have anyone you want in it for characters. The story can be set in the past, present, or future.
Have fun with it. Maybe make it part of a family game night or a slumber party or something. I don’t know. It is up to you.
Speaking of writing, did you know that I am a children’s book author? This is an image of my current books for sale. Here is a link to my author page on Amazon. You can check out my books there. Thank you.
I don’t know the legalities or copyright rules around using a product name in a story. (I am not sure, but I think it would be fine for a writing assignment or personal practice. However, if you want to create a story you can publish or sell, I think I would research it first.)
Now, it is your turn.
Thank you for being here. I hope you are finding the writing prompts and the Education Blog by DUO Inspirations helpful and interesting. Regardless of whether you choose to use the writing prompt or not, please feel free to share your favorite board game. (Mine? Pictionary. Sadly, I don’t have many people in my life that enjoy it as much as I do.)
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DUO Inspirations Offers a Writer's Resource: the "Basic Character Profile Package"
How are you? I have something new for you today. As you may know, I am a children’s book author. I enjoy writing and teaching, as you can probably tell from my blogs. Today, I have a writing resource for you.
Authors and writers go about writing in a variety of ways. They work the words and design their stories from thoughts, events, people, situations, desires, dreams, and a multitude of other inspirations.
The resource today is to help writers organize their thoughts around the characters in their stories. Especially for a longer story with multiple plots and subplots, it is good to be organized and know your characters well. Although, it can be helpful for short stories and children’s books to know your characters well. You never know when you want to complete a series or even a movie based on your stories.
So, how do you keep everything about your characters organized? One strategy is to create a character profile. You write everything you can think of about a character down in one spot. Don’t take anything for granted. Just because you think you know your character and have a clear picture of your character in your mind, doesn’t mean that you will remember everything as your write your story.
Keeping yourself organized about your character is important, but it also serves a greater purpose. If you don’t know your character, then you might not portray your character very well and your readers won’t know your character either. Why is this important? Often times writers feel they have an image of their character in their minds, but if they don’t describe characters well enough readers won’t have that same picture.
To help keep you (and other writers) organized, DUO Inspirations offers the “Basic Character Profile Package”. It can be used as both a way to brainstorm character possibilities or to completely organize a character and it’s part in a story. Keep your notes regarding your character all in one spot. The “Basic Character Profile Package” comes with a Character Profile sheet, a Character Profile and Purpose Sheet, Sample Character Description Words and Phrases sheet, and a Basic Character Conflict Ideas list.
Some stories fall apart if there are inconsistencies in writing. It may seem fake and unbelievable. To me, this is especially true if there are inconsistencies have to do with the characters. I really like to be able to relate to the characters in the story in some way. For example, if you say a character is weak and unsteady on his or her feet, you probably don’t want that character to solve a problem by walking across a log that has fallen across a creek. It may seem obvious, but it isn’t so obvious. I have seen these little inconsistencies in stories.
Use the “Basic Character Profile Package” to help you grow in your writing skills. Create vivid, strong, believable, and relatable characters that make your story come alive.
If you are interested in the "Basic Character Profile Package", you can check it out here. It is a great resource for writers. You will find it useful.
Now, it is your turn.
I am glad you are here and look forward to your comments. Do you write? What sort of resources do you like? The "Basic Character Profile Package" would be a great resource for writing classes.
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How are you? Today is a writing prompt day. I hope you are enjoying the writing prompts here at the Education Blog by DUO Inspirations. I would be interested in knowing if you are trying them out and what you think of them. Please, let me know in the comments.
Anyway, today’s writing prompt is a little bit different. Today, your writing assignment, if you choose to take it is this:
Start with an animal, any animal. For example, I will choose a rabbit. Now, add a word to describe the animal. So, I could say “a furry rabbit”. Yes, I know I added the indefinite article “a” to the phrase without telling you. That is okay. You can do it too. LOL. I wonder what you chose for an animal and what word you chose to describe it.
Okay. Where are we at now? Yes, we started with an animal and a word to describe it. Now, choose something the animal was doing and make it into a sentence. I will say, “A furry rabbit was nibbling on some leaves.” I wonder what your animal is doing.
We aren’t done yet. Now, let’s add a place. I will say, “A furry rabbit was nibbling on some leaves under a tree.” What do you think? I wonder where your animal might be.
You might think we are finished, but we aren’t done yet. The next step is to rewrite the sentence to be more specific. In my case, I need to try to make the rabbit easier to recognize if you were reading my sentence. I can also say what kind of leaves it was nibbling and what kind of tree it was under. We want to create as clear of a mind picture as we can for our readers. They should be able to practically paint the exact picture we are describing just by reading our sentence.
Let’s see. I can say something like, “A small, furry, brown rabbit was nibbling clover leaves under a tall oak tree on the other side of my lawn.” What do you think?
Now, you try it. I would enjoy reading your sentence. If you choose to try it, feel free to leave your sentence in the comments. I am sure it is a good one.
The fun part is that we can do this exercise as many times as we want. It is short and fun to do. Likely, it is something that may intrigue the timid writer when other writing prompts seem more lengthy or difficult. Not only that, but also this exercise helps to teach many skills about writing descriptions, being specific, and adding details. These are skills are powerful tools for a writer.
This could be the end of the writing prompt and turn it into something more. This could be the start to a paragraph or even a story. (Don’t be surprised to see more on this in the future.)
Now, it is your turn.
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How are you today? If you have been reading the Education Blog by DUO Inspirations for a while, you know that I try to give writing prompts about once a month. I know how difficult it can be to come up with writing ideas at times. Even as I was trying to decide what to do for this writing prompt today, I was having trouble with coming up with a topic. However, I finally came up with one.
Yesterday, I was wracking my mind to come up with a topic. I wasn’t feeling up to par and I was tired. It was raining out and I was craving some sunshine. No ideas were coming to mind. I was complaining a bit in my mind about the rain and then thought that I should have a writing prompt about the rain.
So, I started to think about some memories I had about the rain. I remembered stomping in puddles when I was a small child, trying to walk around the many puddles when I was a bit older, wearing self-made rain coats out of garbage bags on a trip with my parents when I was a bit older, and singing in the rain and having the time of my life as an adult. Yes, I have many more memories about the rain.
I am sure many people have memories of rain in which they can turn into a story. It can be a fictionalized story or a true story based on your experience. It is up to you. You can also choose to create an entirely new story all together.
Your assignment, if you choose to take it is this: Write a story in which rain plays a prominent part. It can be a memory and true story of something you experienced or something that is completely made up. It can include people or animals as characters. Your story can be cute, funny, serious, scary, nonchalant, or evoke any emotion you would like.
Now, it is your turn:
If you try it, I would enjoy hearing from you. Let me know what you think and how you enjoyed the assignment. Also, you can tell me a sentence or two about the story. Leave a comment or feel free to contact me.
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How are you today? Education Blog by DUO Inspirations has another writing prompt for you today. I hope you enjoy it.
It is a blustery winter’s day where I am. Have you experienced a cold and blustery winter’s day before? The wind is blowing and the cold artic air is frigid. Even inside the house where it is warm, my nose and fingers are cold to the touch.
Since today is a cold January day, I thought that today’s writing prompt should be one associated with a cold winter’s day. Truth be told, as I am writing this, I could use a writing prompt. I am not sure which prompt I should give. That is one of the reasons I like to provide writing prompts. I know that even seasoned writers find writing prompts helpful at times. LOL!
Okay. Here is your assignment if you wish to take it. (Yes, I just came up with it, through God’s inspiration, right now.)
Imagine that is a cold and blustery day. Describe the day well. Describe some plans you had for the day that may or may not be ruined by the harsh winter weather. You can either be yourself or be another character, maybe even an animal. Or, you could be a made up character. Now, tell the story so we know how or why the weather could ruin your plans. Then, show us the outcome. Did your plans work out in the end? Were your plans changed? If they were changed, did you like the new plans better or worse than your original plans?
Now, it is your turn.
If you choose to use this writing prompt, I would enjoy hearing how you like it and how it worked out for you. Please, comment below. I would also be interested to know whether you are a writer, parent, teacher, homeschooler, student, or what. Thank you.
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Writing Prompt 3 by DUO Inspirations
How are you today? I have been trying to provide a writing prompt about once a week. I think they are a great way to get your thoughts started, especially if you don’t have writing topic ideas already.
Since it is November and getting close to Thanksgiving, I thought it would be a great time to have a Thanksgiving Day writing prompt. I could give the “old standard” asking you to write about your favorite Thanksgiving Day and you are more than welcome to do that. However, this time, I thought it would be nice to research a little about how other people celebrate Thanksgiving.
Learning about other people and trying to find similarities is a great way to make new friends and facilitate acceptance as well as understanding. I also find it interesting to learn about other people and get to know them.
So, this week’s writing prompt is:
Choose someone or a group of people and research how they celebrate Thanksgiving. Some examples might be friends, classmates, acquaintances, or people from other cultures. You can research on the internet, in books, or by interviewing people. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. Then, write a bit about the other person or people celebrate Thanksgiving and a little about how you celebrate Thanksgiving. Compare and contrast the two and write at least one thing you like about both.
This can be as little as two or three paragraphs or as long as you would like. Thanksgiving is usually rich in smells, tastes, sights, and feelings. Something Thanksgiving celebrations are also big on rituals, customs, or traditions. It has so many things about which to write. Include as much of it as you would like.
Now, it is your turn.
I hope you enjoy this writing prompt and learn something different. If you use it, please feel free to let me know. You can comment below or contact me. Please, feel free to contact me about anything whether asking a question, requesting a product, giving feedback, or anything in between.
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Writing Prompt 2 by DUO Inspirations
How are you? I am going to try to give writing prompts or write about writing at least once a month. This week, I decided to provide our second writing prompt.
Writing prompts may not always be necessary. We may know what we want to write. If that is the case with you, great! However, there are times when we need a writing prompt. We may not know what we want to write and may need an idea.
Sometimes, teachers will give students writer prompts to guide them to write about a specific person, event, topic or maybe to write in a specific genre. Teachers may also want to use writing prompts to check the overall writing skills of their students.
Often, the best writing is about things which interest you or about which you are passionate. So, this week’s writing prompt includes just that:
Choose a topic, hobby, or cause that interests you. Write a letter to a friend or family member telling him or her all about your interest in this topic, hobby, or cause. Don’t forget to tell him or her why you are interested in this topic, hobby, or cause. Things you might want to include in your letter are: the interest; your knowledge about the interest; any who, what, when, where, why, or how information about the interest; when and how you first discovered it; any involvement you have with the interest now; and any involvement you might want with the interest in the future. You may also want to write how you would like your friend or family member how you might want him or her to get involved as well. Include anything else that is relevant that you want. Most of all, enjoy writing it, and show your passion or interest for the subject in your writing. Have fun!
Now, it is your turn.
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How are you today? I hope you are well. Have you ever sat down to write something and couldn’t think of anything to write? LOL! Yes, me too! So, I thought that I might create writing prompts once a month or something to share. That way, if you are having trouble coming up with a writing topic, you can use the writing prompt.
I find writing prompts helpful when I am not sure what to write. I don’t always use the writing prompt given or my free writing from it, yet, it usually gets my thoughts going again. It gets me past the writer’s block. I hope it helps you as well.
So, drum roll please. Today’s writing prompt is this:
“Pretend that your phone or television came alive and had a conversation with you. What would it say? How would you respond?”
Our phones and our televisions seem to play a big roll in our lives these days. They will surely have a story to tell. Maybe that it is that we depend on them too much. Maybe it is that we need to clean them more often. Maybe it is that they enjoy sharing adventures with us. I don’t know. If your phone or television were to talk with you, what would it say?
So, what do you think of the writing prompt? Did you try it? How did your writing turn out? Would you like more writing prompts? I can’t wait to hear from you.
Now, it is your turn.
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Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.