Writing Prompts are for Kids

I did a Google search for writing prompt websites.  It gave me this one among many:

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters

You pick a category.

Scifi…obviously.

The site asks for your name.

Easy.  I’m Barbara.  Next!

Then, it asks what grade you are.

Clearly, I put I was in 4th to 6th grade, because mature.

Then, you get a pull a lever to make the prompt machine go.

Spin, you monster!  Spin!

The prompt I was given?  I thought you’d never ask!

The prompt goes like this:

Describe the personality traits of a radioactive translator who befriends a race of mutant rabbits.

 You better believe I am currently 500 words into this!

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B.A. Burgess

Barbara Burgess is a writer which is made apparent by the text in this box and the box above. She is best known for being a multi-genre/multi-writing voice author who throws caution to the wind when describing her writing career - "Oh, I write children's books, holiday romance, and sci-fi. Why? What do you do? Just one thing?" In addition to being a writer of all the things, she is the founder of Pilgrim Fowl Press and a writing facilitator bringing permission to write to the masses via Skillshare and Udemy. The only social media she frequents is Instagram (@hellothisisbarbara). Her desert island movie is Stargate (the original with James Spader), and she has been taking daily mug shots of her morning coffee since before Instagram was even a thing.

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