Invitations to Write
Writers of all ages can use invitations to prompt freewriting, to stimulate their memories and associations, and to articulate and discover connections between their experiences, ideas, thoughts, and feelings. There are a variety of exercises—from “Self as Writer” in which students reflect on their own identity as a writer and writing processes, to a sequence of creative writing prompts that includes an invitation to write a short story. Feel free to browse and find one that interests you.
Instructors may find these invitations useful as practice writing assignments in their own classes. We hope that the wide selection here will allow you to find one that fits your purposes. If you have questions about using invitations, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Learn about the history of our "Invitations to Write" here.