Invitations (PDF files)
Invitation
Self as Writer
Roots
Autobiography
Creative Writing
More Creative Writing
College Language
Dreams
Injustice
Culture Shock
Issues
Creating Words
Letter
Skills Exchange
Television
Evaluation
New! Cumulative Sentences
New! Appositives
New! Periodic Sentences
New! Argument by Definition

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.