Category Archives: Writing Prompts

Rainbow ideas

Write down as many words as you can associated with rainbows, chimney pots and crows. Pick your seven  favourites. Now  write down an idea for a novel, or a short story  which will include some of your seven favourite words and one of the colours of the rainbow.


Write a children’s solstice story


Never written for children? Give it a go and write a children’s story for the winter solstice. Maybe  the text for a picture book showing long nights and short days. Or an amazing adventure,  like the Wizard Of Oz.

Period piece

Read any  Daphne Du Maurier? Write a memoir piece about the first time you read a classic novel you loved. Where were you? Was it a gift? Did you buy it? Was it in a classroom at school? Write about everything to do with your life at that time. Include the five senses. Have fun.


Want more inspiration for short and longer fiction? Jude’s running a writing session in late January with writer, Meg Pokrass on introducing humour into fiction. More details and booking  here.

Alex is running a session in March with novelist James Eliis,  to help you get ideas for novels and plotting.  8 places left.