Friday Writing Prompts for February



                    February’s Facebook Page Friday Writing Prompts make it to the website!




Write a list of five things that can really annoy you about other people (just five!) Now choose one of these to explore in further writing. To what extent does your reaction to the other offer some useful insights about you?

Listen to a short piece of music unfamiliar to you (perhaps the one linked below), and free-write whatever words or associations come to mind. Allow your imagination free rein.


Lily, Doris and Edith

Sisters Doris, Edith and Lily (from left to right), were photographed in Manchester in 1904. The rug was brought back from Russia by their father, Joseph. Lily died of influenza in 1919, along with her husband. They left two small children. Today, find a favourite old photo as a writing prompt. When you look at it, how does it make you think, or feel? You may want to write as one of the characters in the photo. Or even use this photo as a prompt. Lily’s orphaned children, May and Harold, were brought up by her mother and Edith, Doris having left home to marry George. (Edith had not yet met her future husband Albert.)


The story of The Cracked Water Pot (see link below) is full of writing possibilities – such as a dialogue where you as the Pot talk to the Water Bearer about your own ‘cracks.’  Write what the Water Bearer says in response. Look back along your path through the previous week, and write about any unexpected flowers along the way, that you did not notice at the time.

This entry was posted in Writing Prompts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


three × 3 =

Subscribe without commenting

  • About Julia


    From writing stories for my younger brother, to penning poems for the School Magazine and filling a growing pile of personal journals, the written word has always been part of my life’s journey.

    I started out as an English Teacher and subsequently retrained as a Counsellor. I have counselled in a GP Surgery and worked with various Employee Assistance Schemes and Charitable Trusts alongside seeing private clients.

    Although I have done some freelance journalism and written four non-fiction books, creative writing has become my main focus in recent years.

    My poems have appeared online on sites including Amaryllis, Silver Birch Press, Clear Poetry, Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis, Riggwelter and Ink,Sweat and Tears. I have been published in Curlew and Bucks Mill Magazine, and anthologised in Our Hearts Still Sing. My first poetry collection, Chester City Walls, came out in 2015.

    Read more about Julia
  • Follow me on Twitter