Creative Writing Prompts to Make Kids Want to Write

Try any one of these prompts either as an individual or group exercise. You might even make copies of all the prompts and make the writing an outside assignment. Feel free to use these prompts in any way you like. You may click here for a list of journal prompts as well.

Do you have plenty of friends? How many friends are plenty?
Tell about a vacation or day trip you have taken.

Writing Contests and How to Win Them

The secret to winning such contests is first to write something simply smashing and new. If you manage that very lofty order, then the only other thing you need to do is research your options about which contests best fit what you have written.