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Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes

Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes
What can you write in 10 minutes or less? Let’s find out! For a quick creative writing exercise, try one of the 21 writing prompts below, excerpted from Chronicle Books’ 642 Tiny Things to Write About. Each prompt was created by a writing teacher at the San Francisco Writers Grotto to be done in 10 minutes or less. For a bigger creative challenge, do one writing prompt a day for 21 days. Write a eulogy for a sandwich, to be delivered while eating it. Write the ad for an expensive new drug that improves bad posture. Think about your day so far (even if it’s still morning). Write the first communication sent back to Earth after humans land on Mars. Finish this sentence: The smell of an orange reminds me of…. A genie grants you three tiny wishes. It’s 1849, and you’re headed West along the Oregon Trail. Write the passenger safety instructions card for a time-travel machine. An undercover spy is about to impersonate you in all aspects of your life. Write your life story in five sentences.

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