Writing Prompts: For the Right Brain
inspiring students to be recklessly creative when beginning new writing
In 2001, we launched the WritingFix website with twenty-one interactive prompts. Many of those original prompts became our "Right-brained Prompt Collection," which has always been housed on this page. Since the beginning of WritingFix, this page of prompts has been one of our most popular destinations for writers!
WritingFix believes this: No one writes with just the right side of his/her brain. The human brain is too complex and too cross-wired to ever believe that.
We do believe this too: Ideas that spark a writer's inspiration can start on the right-side of the brain. And for that reason, all writing activities categorized on this page celebrate a right-brained approach to beginning a piece of writing. This page celebrates approaches that are serendipitous and random. This page celebrates approaches that are recklessly creative. Devote part of your journal or your writer's notebook to ideas produced by right-brained prompts.
And don't neglect the left-side of your brain! We have a page of left-brained prompts so you can balance the type of pre-writing you ask your brain to do.
During the 2011-12 school year, we will be revising all of the prompts on this page so that they all feature a mentor text as part of the learning process! Keep checking back to see the newly revised prompts as they are introduced here!