Creative writing corner

Hier gibt's immer wieder neue Anregungen und hoffentlich Inspiration, damit Du Lust bekommst, selber auf Englisch zu schreiben. Viel Spaß mit den "writing prompts", d.h. Bildern, Texten und anderen Vorgaben, unten!

 

Share your stories/ story ideas in the forum if you feel like it.... I love stories and I love to hear/ read from you!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A picture

What is this cat staring at?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How would you describe the "Magic" of reading?

 

 

What's inside this box?

 

 

 

 

 

Who is wearing that unicorn costume and why? What is he or she thinking at the moment? Write a short explanation or a first-person-introduction. 

A word or text

In his poem "Leisure" (Freizeit, freie Zeit, Muße) William Henry Davies describes how poor our life would be if we didn't take the time to watch the wonders of nature. Read the poem and then write you own text, starting by "What is this life, if, full of care, we have no time to....." and add all the things of which you think life would be very poor without them.
"What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare."

 

 

Write a scene/ story with the title 

 "Strange encounter (Treffen) at the bookstore"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"cover"

A word with lots of meanings - which one comes to your mind first? Is it positive or negative? In what kind of text (newspaper article, detective story, letter...) would it be most likely to appear (würde es am ehesten vorkommen)?

 

 

What comes to your mind when your hear the words "spring rain"?

A situation

What do you think/ how do you react if you see people who "stand and stare"? Do you think they need help/ are mad/ enjoy life/ meditate....? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What kind of book is this and why did the reader get up without making his or her bed?

 

 

 

What has been torn down here and why? What will be built next? Invent a past and a future for this building.

 

 

Imagine you could meet an imaginary character from a book or film and ask one single question. Who and what would it be? You can also describe the meeting with that character.