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Stay Creative with Stone Soup

Our Weekly Creativity prompts challenge you to make a piece of writing (a poem, a journal entry, a story outline, a review) or art, or music, or a spoken word recording, or other piece of creative work. All the prompts we have written are brought together on this page – see below. The first prompt of the month is also a Flash Contest!

You can find more writing and art activities on our Activities pages.

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Creativity Prompts

How has COVID-19 affected your daily life so far? What has changed, and what is still the same? Which changes are positive, and which negative? What makes you most anxious when thinking about it? Most hopeful? Is there a particular experience that represents the change to your life most clearly? ...
Create a visual representation of one of your happiest moments. You could re-stage it for a photograph, paint it with watercolors, or use any other medium that you can come up with. Today’s project is an art project. You can approach this project by being literal–you depict in a painting, ...
Write a letter to yourself in 20 years. What would you like your future self to remember–about yourself, your family, your home, your country–about this moment in time, about how it feels to be you, right now? ...
It's April Fool's Day! Write a story with a twist ending that will totally surprise your reader ...
Begin keeping a visual diary of your time in quarantine. Take one photograph or draw one picture to add to it daily ...
Write a story told completely through dialogue. How do you communicate the differences between characters? How can you make sure that the reader knows what is going on? Can you make action part of natural-sounding speech? This Daily Creativity prompt is also our first Weekly Flash Contest! We'd love to ...
It's Friday--time for some flash fiction! Think of an activity you like to take part in with other people–like football or singing or playing a board game–and write a narrative of fewer than 250 words in which that thing is at the center of the action ...
What is your favorite dish or food? Why? What memories are associated with it? Write a personal narrative exploring these questions ...
Flip through any book or magazine, creating a list of ten words that catch your eye. Look up any words you don’t know. Then write a 14-line poem that incorporates all ten words ...
Thank you for adding your name to our Covid-19 Daily Creativity mailing list. We will be sending you  a prompt for a writing or art project every Monday, along with reminders about our other creative programs such as the monthly Flash Contest, Writing Workshop, and Book Club. Please forward to ...
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