9 Writing Prompts about Home

Home is our sanctuary from the world, or at least it should be.

Surely one of the oldest instincts for humankind, seeking out a warm cosy shelter to have as our home base, to help us relax and for many of us, enjoy time with our family.

From our earliest memories, through to the moment we read these words, we know what home is.

So let’s see what happens when we stop and ponder what home means to us, and inspire some thoughtful writing in the process.

Let’s get started…

How to use the prompts:

You can use these in a million different ways to inspire writing, but here are some things to try.

Pick one at random. Write for 30 minutes on the subject – don’t worry about a planning anything, just start writing and see where it takes you.

Another popular method for using writing prompts is simply to read through the list until one clicks for you, go for it.

Pick two random numbers – those are your two prompts to weave into a written piece. Your time starts now!

The Prompts:

  1. What does home mean to you? Is it just the house you’re living in?
  2. What are some good memories you have of your home as a little child?
  3. How can a house be made to feel like a home?
  4. Sometimes when we go somewhere else for a while we miss our home. Why do you think that is?
  5. If another young person joined your household, how could you help make them feel at home?
  6. Where would you like to make your home one day?
  7. Some adventurous people outfit a van to make it liveable, with bed, washing and cooking facilities. Do you think a van could feel like home for you? Why?
  8. How does your houses surroundings impact how much like “home” your accommodation feels like?
  9. Do you think the ways people interact with each other in your household impact whether it feels like a home to you? How?

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