Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer Writing Prompts

Summer is here! I recently returned from vacation and am writing about the wildlife I saw. I haven’t decided how to use it yet, although it could appear in a future blog post or picture book.

While working at my computer, I thought about summer writing prompts and all the possibilities. I came across some websites for kids, although many of these prompts would also work for adults. Perhaps think about your own childhood. What did you do during your summers?

Journal Buddies has some great prompts for getting kids to write. I like 11, 13 and 22. I might include them in a book or article.


I also like Montgomery Schools’ prompt concerning one’s favorite summer memory. As far as my childhood, there were trips to amusement parks, playing with friends, and riding my bike around town.


Scholastic’s writing prompts look like fun. One in particular made me laugh. Check out the prompt for June 23!


What are you writing about? I hope the prompts on these websites spark some story ideas for you.

Have a great summer!

Debbie A. Byrne has a B.S. in Mass Communication with a minor in History. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is working on her first children’s book.



8 comments:

  1. Great ideas to stir good summer memories for story material, Debbie. It'll be fun to try some of them and a good post to save. Thanks!

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  2. Some fun little prompts there, Debbie. I think I'll pass these on to my daughter.

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  3. Debbie, I passed this along to my writing peeps at Google Plus. Thank you!
    Best,
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Multi Award-Winning Author of the HowToDoItFrugally series for writers including the second editions of the Frugal Book Promoter (http://bit.ly/FrugalBookPromo and The Frugal Editor (http://bit.ly/FrugalEditorKind )The latter is e-book only.for the time being.

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  4. Debbie, I passed this along to my writing peeps at Google Plus. Thank you!
    Best,
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Multi Award-Winning Author of the HowToDoItFrugally series for writers including the second editions of the Frugal Book Promoter (http://bit.ly/FrugalBookPromo and The Frugal Editor (http://bit.ly/FrugalEditorKind )The latter is e-book only.for the time being.

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  5. Debbie, the journal biddy prompts would work for adults as well as kids.

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  6. Debbie, great links for writing prompts. Just about all of them can be tweaked into prompts for writers of all ages.

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  7. Debbie, thanks for the prompts. Always useful.

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  8. Thank you for your comments. Also, I recently read about a free online summer writing camp for kids. Wish I would have known about it when I was writing my post.

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