500 Club (6/21)

Welcome to the Summer Solstice and another set of writing prompts to get you up and writing in no time. Today I really want you to think about the words you use. Five hundred words is a small amount of space to convey a story or idea. That means that every word has to count. They need to carry their weight and then some. The prompts I have for you today hopefully will help you along with that. Good luck, and remember to have fun!

Here’s what to do:

  1. Write 500 words based on one of the two prompts below.
  2. Post it to your blog.
  3. Give us a small taste in the comments below along with a link to the full text. If your kid produced something fun, why not share as well.

On to the prompts.

1. Word Choice: Write 500 words conveying one emotion: Elation. Now do it without using the words happy, elated or other related words. This exercise should help with the dreaded “Show, Don’t Tell”.

2. Word Choice: Write 500 words conveying one emotion: Confusion. This is trickier than the first prompt. The same rule applies about not using the word “confused” or a derivative thereof, but you also need to get the emotion across without confusing your reader on what they’re reading.