Here are some writing prompts from Gladys Swedak to start the year.
Also, here’s another site with plenty of writing prompts.
You’ll want to check it out:
1. You are sitting at home alone on New Year’s Eve day and the phone rings. An old/new friend is calling asking you out for a meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner, whichever you choose. Do you go? Is the person who invited you there? If s/he is or isn’t what happens?
2. A new year and a new life is starting, you got married over the Christmas holidays. You are now home from your honeymoon. Are you happy and if so why or why not?
3. The New Year has started and you had either the best Christmas you’ve ever had or the worst. Whichever it was, this New Year is the beginning of what?
4. January 1 isn’t only the beginning of a New Year it is also your 65th birthday. How do you celebrate your retirement birthday? Are you still working a job you love and don’t want to give it up or are you glad to be leaving a job you didn’t want to be doing anyway?
5. January is the beginning of a new experience for you. Over the Christmas holidays a major event happened in your life. What happened and how do you deal with it in the New Year?
6. A family member you haven’t had any dealings with for over a many years, came to spend Christmas with you. Now s/he won’t leave. How do you handle it?
7. You were told before Christmas that the job you had been doing was ending. You could move to another state/province or be laid off with payout. Which do you do and are you happy with your decision?
8. You went away for the Christmas holidays telling your teen aged son/daughter not to have more than two or three friends over, but when you get home you find out they had a big party New Year’s Eve and the house is demolished. How do you handle the situation?
9. You went away for the holidays, and coming home after the New Year you are caught in a blizzard, the road is slippery and you hit a patch of black ice and slide off the road into the ditch. How do you get out, does anyone come and give you an assist?
10. It is New Year’s Eve and you are on a cruise and were invited to the Captains New Year’s Eve party. You can’t really not go so what happens when you go to the party?
About Gladys Swedak
Gladys Swedak is a senior living in Vancouver with her husband and two cats. She started writing a number of years ago after telling her husband she had a story for a prompt in a biweekly paper. He told her there is a computer downstairs and to go and write it. She didn’t win the contest but it got her back into writing. She likes writing fiction and usually writes from a line prompt or even a picture.