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Weekend Writing Prompt #10

Quotes About Friends and Friendship: Write a story or scene based of one of these quotes.


“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
~~~ Mark Twain

“‘Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.'”
~~~ E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
~~~ Alice Walker

“Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.”
~~~ Tennessee Williams, Memoirs

“I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives
For a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return”
~~~“For Good,” Stephen Schwartz, Wicked (musical)


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Weekend Writing Prompt #9

Picture Prompt: Write a short story inspired by one (or all) of these five fantastical fantasy images.

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Weekend Writing Prompt #8

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 
— Maya AngelouI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


Self-Reflection/Discussion Prompt: What story (or stories) are you just eager to write and share with the world? What is the story about? What genre is it? Where did the story idea come from? What about the idea drew you to it?

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Weekend Writing Prompt #7

“It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does.”
— William Faulkner


Describe a character in five different ways: (1) a descriptive paragraph (2) a scene – through dialogue exchange (3) the character’s actions (4) how the character reacts to things (5) setting.

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Weekend Writing Prompt #6

♦This weekend’s theme is: SONGS about FAMILY & FRIENDS♦

~ write a scene inspired by these songs about family and friends ~



Family” – Dreamgirls (2006 film)

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Everyday (Family Reunion)” – Madea’s Family Reunion (2004 film)

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You’ve Got A Friend In Me” by Randy Newman (Toy Story – 1995 film)

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Lean On Me” by Bill Withers

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Thank You For Being A Friend” by Andrew Gold
(The Golden Girls theme song/cover sung by Cynthia Fee version)

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Weekend Writing Prompts #5

♦This weekend’s theme is: DIALOGUE♦

~ start a short story with one of the following lines of dialogue ~


“Can there truly be a tomorrow if we don’t take care of today?”

“Don’t move!”

“There is nothing left to say but goodbye, Flint.”

“You’re not a true adult unless you wear a bow-tie.”

“Tell me. Have you always been this stubborn?”

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Weekend Writing Prompts #4

♦This weekend’s theme is: THE 5 SENSES♦

~ write a poem about each of the five senses without outright stating them ~



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