I am offering a list of tried and proven creative writing prompts. Every one of them has led to at least one fantastic final piece of writing by my high school students, and they all give students time to think, to play with words and ideas, and to generate possibilities. A few were borrowed and revised to fit my style and my students; most have been developed by me.
I use them in my 11th and 12th grade Creative Writing class as well as my core high school English classes (9th through 11th).
The list is organized based on the type of writing they best lend themselves to (memoir, fiction, poetry). Of course, they can be ‘mixed and matched’ in any way at all.
I have pulled six samples to show in the Free Demo, a couple from each of the three genres represented.