American novelist, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007), was a warm and witty tour guide of alternate universes. Part science-fiction, satire, and comedy, his stories encourage readers to laugh at the meaninglessness of an earthling’s life, while urging them to use this very pessimism to supplement and nurture a kinder and gentler heart.
With spring right around the corner, we couldn’t think of a better time to encourage you to reflect on the things that make you happy and renew your spirit. After all, the purpose of our writing prompts is to not only motivate you to write regularly, but to also inspire you to think deeply and honestly about the things that matter to you.
It’s the first day of February, which means that today we have another set of fun daily writing prompts to share with you. We hope that you enjoyed January’s writing prompts, and we invite you to share your responses with us throughout the month.
To kick-start the new year, we’ve compiled a list of questions to guide you as you embark on your writing journey. We encourage you to thoughtfully answer each question and express yourself without restraint. These prompts were also designed for students of all ages. Whether you are in Grade 1 or a senior in University, we hope that you enjoy answering these questions as much as we enjoyed putting them together!
Technology’s rapid advancement carries with it constant noise pollution, so it’s no wonder that students nowadays are finding it difficult to focus on their studies. While at home, it can be tempting for students to lose themselves in mindless tablet games or plunge into the virtual world of video games and social media. With so many distractions awarding students with instant gratification, doing homework and studying becomes more of a tedious chore.
You’re two weeks into the new school year, and the summer haze still cloaks you like a dense fog as you stagger from one classroom to another. Writing a simple sentence feels awkward, and the pen in your hand seems like a foreign object. Your hand slowly regains mobility with every inky stroke, but you soon realize that with the pace you’re going, it’ll probably take you the entire afternoon to write a passable paragraph about Canada’s role in the War of 1812.