As a writer I know that deep down each of us has stories worth telling. The writing prompts offered here will help you find your own special voice. Read them, let your mind wander freely and listen carefully to the voice within. Then begin writing. Don’t be afraid. Just write what you want to say. Amaze yourself!...

Write A Page That Comes Out of You

In his poem, ”Theme for Lesson B”, Langston Hughes quotes a classroom instructor who tell the students:

  Go home and write
    a page tonight.
    And let that page come out of you—
    Then, it will be true.

The student then says, ''I wonder if it is so simple,'' and talks about his life, coming up north from the South, being a ''colored'' man -- the only one in his class, his living in a room at the Y in Harlem. 
Can you write a page that comes out of you?

What Have You Learned from Your Failures?

Looking at times you’ve struggled or even failed can provide good material for writing, especially for a college admissions essay, says Rachel Toor, a creative writing professor.  ”Failure is essayistic gold.  Figure out what you’ve learned.  Write about that.  Be honest and say the hardest things you can,” she advises.

So, that’s the subject for today’s writing prompt.  What have your learned from your struggles, your mistakes, your failures?  Don’t be afraid — write from your heart.

Dr. Toor teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane and is the author of ”Write Your Way In: Crafting an Unforgettable College Admissions Essay.”

What Is the Dream Seed You Will Plant?

In life we can plant dream seeds for all the hopes and dreams we have in life.  Then, like any gardener or farmer, we need to work hard and nourish our dream so that it will grow and live.   So the question today is what is the dream seed you wish to plant? What hope do you want to come true?  What steps will you take to make sure your dream survives all the problems ahead?

If you want some more ideas for writing about dream seeds, please take a look at our free e-book, ”Plant Your Dream Seeds! Writing to Grow Hope in Your Life.” You can download it at:

We hope your dream comes true.

Do You Have Something to Write About?

Visit The Billz Treasure Chest!

See all publications and offerings from the author Bill Zimmerman.

Visit Make Beliefs Comix!

Create your own comix, print and
e-mail them.

Talk to Bill Zimmerman

Ask me something or suggest a writing prompt or send feedback.