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Narrative writing prompts



colibrita
United Kingdom

Narrative writing prompts
 
Hi Everyone,

I urgently need to compile a list of narrative writing prompts for my intermediate and upper intermediate students along the lines of:

Your teacher has asked you to write a story for a competition. The story must begin with the following words.

It was five o ´clock in the morning when the phone rang.

I ´ve looked here on ESLPr. but can ´t seem to come up with exactly what I ´m looking for.

Anyone got any ideas? I ´m not feeling too inspired right now. Even if you only have one or two prompts I ´d love to hear them.


Thanks!




17 May 2010      



atsanti85
Canada

Hi colibrita,

These should give you some ideas

Good luck!

17 May 2010     



serene
Greece

I had never imagined I would see myself on the news.
If I had only stayed at home ...
It was the most embarrassing day of my life.
I had never been so angry in my whole life.
I will never forget what happened that day.
 
 

17 May 2010     



viccxx
Greece

Give me your emzil i have a list you can use

17 May 2010     



viccxx
Greece

Or better yet, here is the complete list, maybe others cn use it too. Some of them are from various books on cambridge first certificate and some are mine:
 
  1. Write a composition beginning or ending with the phrase “I will never set foot in that restaurant again”
  2. “Tony Watkins was arrested yesterday for murder…”.  You are a reporter.  Write a newspaper article starting with this sentence.
  3. You have decided to enter a short story competition. The rules say that the story must begin with he following words:
    She opened her eyes and knew it was going to be a terrible day.
  4. Your school is holding a short story competition. The rules say that that the story must end with the following words:
    …and that was the last time he ever saw her.
  5. Your school is holding a short story competition. The rules say that that the story must end with the following words:
    “It had been the best day of my life”
  6. You have been asked to write a short story at school.  One of the requirements is that the story must begin or end with the following words:
    She collapsed into a chair and started crying.
  7. Your teacher has asked you to write a composition beginning or ending with the following words:
    He looked out of the window with excitement as his journey began
  8. You have decided to enter a short-story competition in a teenage magazine. The competition rules say that the story must end with words:
    She got to her feet, took a deep breath and prepared to speak.

 

 

17 May 2010     



flaviatl
Argentina

I ´ve got a book called "1001 Brilliant Writing Ideas" and, as the title says, there are 1001 writing prompts. It might help you.
If you send me a PM with you email, I can send it to you.
If anybody else wants it, I ´ll be happy to share it. Just PM me.

18 May 2010     



flaviatl
Argentina

Or, if you want, you can download it from here:
http://ifile.it/g4u8ba0

18 May 2010     



colibrita
United Kingdom

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU EVERYONE!Hug
Smile
You have all been a great help!


Mua mua mua

and Hugs from sunny Barcelona!

Colibrita

18 May 2010     



colibrita
United Kingdom

I ´ve just come across this which is lovely, aimed at kids. I really like the script (font) they use.

Might be useful for some of you:

http://bogglesworldesl.com/creativewriting.htm

If anyone comes across any more writing prompts for adults can you let me know.

Oh and that book, 1001 brilliant ideas, looks fab.

18 May 2010