The Riverside



Check back often as I add new prompts all the time!


Daily Prompts

One word prompts: Pick a word a day and write about it for 5 minutes. Just write whatever comes into your head - abandon all thoughts of reason and logic - just write for the whole five minutes and see what happens! You can also mix and match several of the words; or randomly pick 3-5 words and see how you can use them all in one piece of writing. It's fun to use these as "word tickets" in a writing group.


Story Starters...

Write a short story (between 1,000 - 2,000 words) that begin with the words of the prompt. These are fun to do in a group and then see all the different stories that come from the same beginning words. 


Journey and Discovery

Prompts that inspire reflection, self-discovery, memories, dreams, and fantasies. These prompts may serve to heal, reconcile, help you to make decisions or move you in a new direction in life.