Summer Writing Prompts

“I enjoy, in the summer, getting back to writing in my own voice.” –Mike O’Brien

I really like this quote, since summer is such a lovely time to relax, renew, and think about what truly makes you happy, as a person and as a writer or artist. It’s also a great time to grab a journal, kick back on the porch with your favorite beverage of choice, and scribble out a story just for fun.

Imagine that. Writing for fun!

With that in mind, here’s some fun first lines just screaming to be used as …

Summer Writing Prompts

The smell of fresh-cut grass brought back memories of…

She curled her toes over the ledge, staring down at the deep…

Sand between my toes makes me think of…

As she stopped to catch her breath, she dug in her beach bag for…

I know what he did last summer … and how I was going to…

Camp Logo sucks and there’s nothing she can say to…

Sunburnt and desperate, he ran into the water, searching for…

The water looks inviting, enough to make me forget…

If only she had skipped the pool party, then everything would…

Well, what are you waiting for? Grab a pen, pick a good one (or create your own,) and JUMP IN, the water’s great! And hey, feeling brave? Share yours in the comments below!

Falling in Water

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About Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, blogger/vlogger at Write, Run, Rejoice and Joyful Miles, mom of two college boys, excellent chili maker, and obsessive list keeper. She clearly likes run-on sentences and adverbs. She also still thinks Spice World was an awesome movie and feels no shame about that.
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2 Responses to Summer Writing Prompts

  1. I actually loved every one of your story starters! Loved the pictures, too! Guess I love summer.

    • Laura Bowers says:

      Thanks! I bought those pictures for my second book’s trailer so I’m always happy to find another use for them! Feel free to share anything what you came up with for the starters. We’d love to see it! 🙂

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