9 Writing Prompts about Failure

We have all at one time or another been put off trying something because we fear we might fail.

People don’t want to look stupid, or get embarrassed, or a hundred other things they think might happen as a result of failing.

But ironically the most successful people in life in almost every profession or talent have failed more than any of us.

It is through those countless attempts that they put in the practice necessary to become great at something.

Today we’re tapping in to this concept, and I hope that we can help people think about all the different facets of what failure actually means – and get some fantastic discussion and writing out of this.

So let’s get started!

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12 Writing Prompts about Dinosaurs

The roar of the mighty tyrannosaurus rex, as it stomps through a wild primeval world.

The topic of dinosaurs has long captured the imaginations of young writers around the world, and today we’re sharing 12 prompts that should have no trouble getting the creative process underway.

We’ve included some which aim to start some thoughtful writing about the history of Earth, and others which are more suited to letting the imagination run wild in a short story or other fiction.

However you use them, we hope you find them helpful and inspiring!

Let’s get into it…

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9 Writing Prompts about Aliens

Visitors from distant solar systems.

As the saying goes, I want to believe.

It’s no wonder the concept of aliens has been a fixture of science fiction books and films for as long as those mediums have existed.

And for young writers too – letting the imagination run wild, and combine with knowledge of just how massive the universe is, to creatively inspire endless pages of writing. That they’re excited to be working on no less.

So today the topic is, aliens – let’s see what the following prompts inspire in our creative writing – or philosophical and scientific discussion for that matter!

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9 Writing Prompts about Social Media

The internet has changed the world dramatically forever.

And as we’ve seen over the decades since the arrival of the internet, the social networks and applications built on top of the internet have altered how humans communicate ideas with huge numbers of other humans around the world completely.

As with all types of disruptive innovation, this has led to entire new industries, untold opportunities, and unforeseen challenges – like we’ve never seen before.

So let’s take a moment and write about social media and its impacts. We can dig into what social media is all about for ourselves and the wider world – what it’s pros and cons are, and how it might evolve in the future.

Enjoy your writing!

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12 Writing Prompts about Music

Every one of us I’m sure knows immediately what music means to us, when asked the question – even if our answer might change as we reflect some more on it.

And the same can be said about the art of making music.

Of course, music absolutely means very different things to different people – which is one of the most interesting aspects of how it has come to be virtually everywhere across the planet for as long as humans have gathered together it seems.

So today we’re going to take a moment to combine the power of music and what it means, and the creative art of writing. Powerful inspiration is a wonderful thing, so let’s think about our musical memories and connections, and uncover what we each understand about music and its place in our lives.

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12 Writing Prompts about Fear

Fear is something which obviously plays a part in all of our lives, to varying degrees.

While it can help keep us from injury or worse, it can certainly also hold us back at times from making our dreams a reality.

So let’s take a moment to explore what fear is, how it can help us – and hinder us – and delve into the darkness for some wonderful inspiration for our writing.

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11 Writing Prompts about Love

Love is of course one of the strongest human emotions, and it touches all of us throughout our lives.

Whether it is the love of a parent for their child, or the love of a family pet, or the pain of love lost – any of us can point to a dozen moments or memories.

So let’s see how we (or our students) can unpack what love is all about in written form, from a wide variety of angles!

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15 Star Wars Writing Prompts

For millions of fans around the World, the Star Wars franchise captures the imagination like nothing else.

Good vs evil.

Light vs dark.

Deeply woven story lines and character development – and of course the wonderfully rich universe full of every imaginable type of species, planet, technology, and more.

It’s little wonder then that this is a topic which can draw our students into writing like few others.

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15 Earth Day Writing Prompts

On April 22 each year something special happens around the whole World.

People of all walks of life, all ages, and all beliefs put aside their differences to help show support for environmental protection.

What could be a better cause to celebrate and educate about in our classes than one which fosters understanding about the challenges humanity faces, and encourages being thoughtful about how we can each make a difference.

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19 Summer Writing Prompts for Kids

Whether you’re celebrating the arrival of Summer, or farewelling the season, kids are going to have plenty to write about when it comes to the topic.

This can be a very handy method to coax more writing out of our students – perhaps even during their summer break.

I’ve created a range of writing prompts focused on subject of Summer, and coming at it from a variety of angles – I’m sure you’ll find some below are just perfect for your class to write about.

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