Writing Prompts 01.21

Every week you’re invited to join me in Writer’s Workshop by responding to one of the provided writing prompts posted each Tuesday. The directions are simple:

  • Choose a writing prompt from the list provided that inspires you most.
  • Write.
  • Come back this Thursday and link up by pasting the URL from your post into the list of thumbnails that will be displayed. Just scroll to the bottom of the thumbnail list, click the bold words you will see that say “Click here to enter” and you’re all set!

View more detailed instructions on how this weekly meme works in the Writer’s Workshop FAQs. To receive writing prompts in your inbox each week, subscribe to the writing prompt newsletter here.

Writing Prompts:

1.) A smell that makes you think of your mother.
2.) Share a recipe that everyone in your family loves.
3.) 8 things you said to your kids this week that maybe other parents did not say to their kids.
4.) Who was the last person to call you…what did they want this time?
5.) Write a post inspired by the word: punched.

Some Favorite Entries From Last Week:

“Even as a child, I knew my red hair made me different, and I latched on to anyone who looked like me.” –31 Million Seconds

“And I remember wondering how I could go on to bring home two new babies when Ethan was gone.” –Mommy Of A Monster & Twins

“They are without a doubt the three most annoying creatures on the planet.” –The Meaning Of Me

“I have perfected the fine art of baking a cookie so dang tasty it will make strangers fight each other in the streets to get to the last one.” -Dude Mom

“The last time I kicked you out, you stayed gone for months.” -Live, Laugh, Read

See you Thursday!


  1. says

    Holy cow – that’s me up there! I was looking at the prompts for this week and looked at the favorites from last week – I love those – and that’s me! How funny. Thanks for the shoutout! :)