Tag Archive: creative non-fiction writing prompts

Red Writing Hood Prompt – I Spy

Inspiration can be found in the most mundane items and in the most unlikely sources. When writers find themselves struggling, a change in perspective may help break through writer’s block. “I spy with my little eye” is a popular game with children, and their acute observation picks up items adults may not look at twice….

Red Writing Hood Prompt – Gratitude

November is a month of gratitude, particularly for our American readers and writers who celebrate Thanksgiving this week. Write a creative non-fiction or fiction piece this week focusing on gratitude. The piece doesn’t necessarily have to be linked to Thanksgiving, but allow the mood of gratitude to infuse your piece. If you find yourself unsure…

Red Writing Hood – Rain

This week you had 400 words to write a fiction or creative non-fiction piece influenced by the idea of rain. In addition to the word, you were provided with three rain-related songs in case you needed something to spur those creative minds. The songs were: “Set Fire to the Rain” (Adele), “Rain” (Madonna), and “Blame…

Red Writing Hood Prompt – Rain

Weather can be a powerful catalyst in writing. Storms, sunny beach days, and days of rain can impact setting, plot development, and mood. This week, use rain as the inspiration for your fiction or creative non-fiction piece. The word limit is 400, so please come back this Friday and show us what you’ve written. Since…

Red Writing Hood Prompt – New

New beginnings are full of promise and potential, and for many writers they can be the intoxicating jolt of energy needed to overcome writer’s block. November and National Novel Writing Month mean writers all over the world are engaging in new works in progress: developing new characters, new plot lines, and new inspiration. Even if…

Red Writing Hood Prompt – Turn It Up

With the potential to deepen emotions, music can be a perfect complement to writing. Though some writers prefer a silent writing environment, there are few people who can claim that their lives are completely free of music or song lyrics. This week you have 350 words to craft a fiction or creative non-fiction piece inspired…

Red Writing Hood Prompt – The Red Room

The guidelines this week are simple: use the provided photograph to inspire a fiction or creative non-fiction piece. The word limit is 450, and we can’t wait until Friday to see where this image takes you!

Red Writing Hood Prompt – Misinterpretation

Misunderstandings are a way to add dimension and roadblocks to your plot development. Whether you write your plot’s crossed wires in a way that gives your reader full disclosure at the beginning or leaves the reader in the dark to watch the conflict unfold along with the characters, misunderstandings in creative writing add tension to…

Red Writing Hood Prompt – Bought

Money. We count it and trade it for the things we need, the things we want, and sometimes even the things we can’t really afford. This week you have 450 words; the first and last lines will be provided, but the middle is up to you! Beginning line: “Not everyone can be bought,” she said….

Red Writing Hood Prompt – Clue

Clue: The Movie is one of my favorite campy movies, and CLUE (the game) still has the potential to provide hours of entertainment. In honor of the classic Hasbro game and the unforgettable performance of Tim Curry as Wadsworth the Butler, your flash fiction or creative non-fiction piece this week should include the words “candlestick”,…