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To become a good writer, you'll need to practise, practise, practise.  If you're short on ideas, use our prompts to get started.  


  • Write an Ode to your favourite food.
  • Write a poem from the point of view of an item in your home.
  • Write a Haiku that describes your feelings today.  What's a haiku? A three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. 



  • Choose your favourite book or film and write a review convincing other people why it’s great.
  • Think of one of your least favourite books or films and write a review explaining why it is not so great.


Opinion Piece

  • What would be the best Superpower to have? Explain your answer.
  • Should schools have uniforms? Why or why not?
  • Which are better? Dogs or cats? Explain why.


Newspaper Article

  • Your house was robbed! Write an article describing what happened including a headline and a statement from the Police.
  • You won an award! Write an article describing what the award was for and what happened at the award ceremony. Include a headline and a quote from yourself.


Creative Writing

  • What would be your best holiday ever? Where would you go and what would you do?
  • Write a story starting with: “No one ever visited the big house at the end of the street. I should not have done it either.”
  • Start a story with: “It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.”
  • Choose one of the pictures below and write a story about the scene:





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Download the writing prompts pdf here. 

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