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Writing Prompts

Welcome! Below are our prompts for this quarter! We hope they stimulate and spark your writing talents. You can even use these to help you win our competitions we will be running. AND if you love writing, join us today. 
The quarter two and competition prompt is this one: "Write about a character breaking a rule, but for a good reason."
Everyone can write to these prompts and may take their responses to the below prompts to the writing lab for feedback. Be sure to schedule an appointment with the writing lab. The quarter and competition prompt may be submitted to Mrs. Burrows by December 14th, or you can just write to it for fun.  Members, if you'd like to bring your prompt responses, we plan to discuss and peer edit on the dates of our biweekly meetings provided below. 
These are the other prompts for the biweekly writing:
1st Prompt: "Write about a character that feels like they're cut off from something."  Discuss and Peer Edit: Nov. 1st
2nd Prompt: "Set your story in a town that has its own laws and is disconnected from the rest of civilization." D&PE: Nov. 15th
3rd Prompt:  "Write about a character whose dreams predict the future." D&PE: Nov. 29th
4th Prompt: "Write about two characters who want to be together, but something is keeping them apart." D&PE: Dec. 13th 
Break Prompt for when we return: "Write a story where the character has an insecurity that stops them from doing something important."
**Dates indicate when discussion and peer editing will occur.