“Can’t stay long, Mother,” he said. “I’m up front, the prefects have got two compartments to themselves-“ “Oh, are you a prefect, Percy?” said one of the twins, with an air of great surprise. “You should have said something, we had no idea.” “Hang on, I think I remember him saying something about it,” said the other twin. “Once-“ “Or twice-“ “A minute-“ “All summer-“ … Continue reading Prompt 12: Write in all dialogue
Spring is upon us! March 20th was the first day of spring this year; the start of regrowth and rebirth, of life and everything that adds to life. It is also a period of time where you’ll most likely hear the phrase, “I have to do some spring cleaning!” What would you like to do spring cleaning on, whether it’s figurative, literal, imaginative, or anything in … Continue reading Prompt 11: Spring Cleaning
It might be an easy task to do or not. Let’s take it back to our childhood, in particular a room or a place where you had a good or bad experience. Describe the room or place and reflect on why this moment from your childhood is vivid. You have until the next prompt is posted the following week to write your response. You may submit your writing by: Posting … Continue reading Prompt 10: Childhood Memory
What’s your favorite song? Write a short story based off of your favorite song. Weekend Writing Warrior rules: You have until the next prompt is posted the following week to write your response. You may submit your writing by: Posting your answer in the comment section below. Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Include a short note in the email indicating whether or not you want your writing to be posted on the blog for you (if … Continue reading Prompt 9: Story Based On Favorite Song
Tattled on a close friend in 5th grade? Road-raged down the 405? Reflect on your inner devil this weekend and write about the worst thing you have ever done. Weekend Writing Warrior rules: You have until the next prompt is posted the following week to write your response. You may submit your writing by: Posting your answer in the comment section below. Emailing email@example.com Include a short note in the email … Continue reading Prompt 8: The Worst Thing You’ve Done
Midterms are rolling around again at UCLA. It would be awful to catch a cold during this stressful time. Write a story from the perspective of a virus or bacteria. (This question is credited to Gaby Cuevas, our Assistant Director.) Weekend Writing Warrior rules: You have until the next prompt is posted the following week to write your response. You may submit your writing by: Posting your answer in the … Continue reading Prompt 7: A Day in the Life of a Pathogen
Happy Lunar New Year! It’s the year of the rooster. Observed in many Asian cultures, Lunar New Year is typically a happy festival with plenty of family, friends, and food. Around this time I always seem to crave ddukguk with mandu and hobak jeon, traditional Korean New Year foods. Imagine that you are in a country that celebrates Lunar New Year. What sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and touches … Continue reading Prompt 6: Lunar New Year
Did you know? Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at UCLA in 1965. You can find the recording here. Last Monday, January 16, was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Thanks to that, we could enjoy a three-day weekend right after winter break ended. But there is something else, we should thank Dr. King for: civil rights. If you could meet Martin Luther King Jr., what would … Continue reading Prompt 5: Martin Luther King Jr.
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day when we tighten our terrifyingly loosened belts and take to the streets for some holiday shopping… or to our computers to shop online, as the case may be. Many stores across the nation advertise Black Friday sales and huge price drops as shoppers wrestle each other to get the best prices while the stocks last. Whether we’ve snatched a … Continue reading Prompt 4: Black Friday Mishap
If you could do anything (within the natural laws of this world…i.e. no magic or superpowers) and you had one day to do it, what would you do? In short, describe your ideal day. When do you wake up? Where are you? Who are you with? What do you eat or do? Weekend Writing Warrior rules: You have until the next prompt is posted the following week … Continue reading Prompt 3: Describe your Ideal Day
A funny flyer? A man walking his dog? A weirdly shaped door handle? A butterfly? Most of us bustle about every day to get to a workplace, a class, practice, or a meeting – but do you ever take a moment to notice the world around you as you hurry through your busy life? Write about something that you encountered during your commute that made you smile, internally or externally. Weekend Writing Warrior rules: You have until the next … Continue reading Prompt 2: Encounters on the Commute
Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month? Every November since the project’s inception in 1999, hundreds of thousands of writers across the nation take part in a month-long attempt to produce their very own 50,000 novel. That’s amazing! If you want to take part, you can check out the rules on the project’s website. With that in mind, the prompt for this weekend is: … Continue reading Prompt 1: Celebrating NaNoWriMo
Hello Dear Readers, I am elated to announce that WSP is launching a new project called the Weekend Writing Warrior (WWW). From this week onwards, I will post a new prompt that everyone and anyone is invited to answer. Each Friday, the prompt will go up on our blog and our Facebook page at 5 PM, and will be “live” until the next prompt is posted the following week.* Writers may answer the … Continue reading Introducing the Weekend Writing Warrior!