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The Journal Buddies Story Starters collection offers you thousands of FREE writing prompts to use with your student writers.

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Story Prompts for All Ages

Short Story Ideas for Elementary, Middle, High School and All Age Writers…

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Plot Twist Ideas for Writing

Looking for fun and unexpected plot twist ideas? You’ve come to the…

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Kids Storytelling Writing Ideas

Power of Storytelling Prompts & Information on how to use it as…

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Narrative Writing Ideas for Grade 1

Narrative writing prompts for 1st grade students— As young students begin reading…

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Storytelling Writing Ideas for Students

Storytelling Writing Prompts & Ideas — This year’s National Day of Listening…

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High School Fiction Writing Prompts

Let’s explore some fantastic fictional story ideas. Yes! When students write fictional…

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Story Writing for Young Writers

Story writing prompts and ideas for young writers — Stories fuel us…

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Kids Descriptive Writing Ideas

Descriptive Writing Prompts and Ideas to Teach Kids about Storytelling— Storytelling is a…

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How to Start a Story

How to Start a Story That Hooks Your Readers’ Attention + 25…

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Journal Starters for Grade 1 through Grade 5

See & Discover 34 List of Prompts for Grades 1, 2, 3,…

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Journal Prompts for Kids

Writing Journal Prompts to Help Students See Why Writing is Both Important…

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Mystery Story Ideas

If you have ever wanted to write mysteries but didn’t know how…

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Creative Writing Prompts and Starters for Kids

Creative Writing Ideas for Kids— Energize your students’ writing with these new…

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Creative Writing Practice Ideas and Prompts

Creative Writing Practice with Bonus Prompts & Tips Creative writing practice is…

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Writing Worksheet Printables for Grade 6

You asked and we listened. Printable 6th grade writing worksheets are here….

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Fantasy Story Ideas

Fantasy Story Ideas to ignite your imagination or that of your writers—…

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Story Setting Ideas and Bonus Prompts

Spark Your Imagination With These Story Setting Prompts and Ideas —New story…

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Intense Dark Romance Story Ideas

Welcome! In this post, we explore a sub-genre of romanticism. You see,…

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Plot Twist Ideas for Writing

Looking for fun and unexpected plot twist ideas? You’ve come to the…

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Mermaid Writing Prompts

Looking for fun, creative writing Mermaid writing prompts? We have some excellent…

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Ocean Writing Ideas

Ocean Writing Ideas and Prompts— Creative writing about the ocean is awesome….

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Creative Writing Ideas for Kids

List of Creative Writing Ideas to Inspire You— The purpose of any creative…

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Creating Writing Ideas for Teens

Creative Writing Prompts for Teens — It’s well known that the awesome power…

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Creative Writing Tips and Prompts

Tips on Creative Writing + 15 Prompt Ideas Hello and welcome. If…

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Thriller Story Ideas

Welcome writers! Oh yeah, here you’ll find some excellent Thriller Story Ideas…

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Free Writing Journal Prompts

Free Writing Prompts — Creative writing offers many benefits for children and…

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Rainy Day Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Rainy Day Writing Prompts to Inspire You — Oh yes,…

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Random Writing Ideas for Kids

16 Random Writing Prompts + 5 Bonus Benefits & 6 Tips— Getting…

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Creative Writing About Art

27 Ideas for Creative Writing About Art — What better way to…

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Facts about Cinco de Mayo

As you prepare your curriculum for May, it is important to consider…

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Writing Prompts to Improve Writing Skills (age 8 -80!)

Writing Prompts to Improve Writing Skills — Writing is a craft and…

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Snowman Writing Prompts

Get Ready for a Snowman Writing Extravaganza with these 18 Snowman Prompts…

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Reasons to Love Writing Creatively

Love creative writing? Ou guest blogger Betty Sims does. Read on to…

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Creative Writing Ideas for Adults

When you are faced with a blank page or screen, it can…

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Sizzling Romance Story Ideas

Writing Romance Story Ideas— Yes! Our list of romance story prompts for…

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Summer Writing Topics for Third Grade

Yes, we have Summer writing prompts for 3rd grade for you and…

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Terrific Time Travel Prompts

Oh yeah…. you have just discovered some terrific time travel writing prompts…

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Writing Activities for Creativity

Creative Writing Activities for Students— Whether you’ve been teaching creative writing for…

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Sci-Fi Themed Writing Ideas for Students

Sci-Fi writing prompt ideas for student writers. Science fiction — which may…

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Descriptive Writing Activites and Prompts

Teacher’s Guide: Help Students Take Their Creativity to the Next Level with…

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Short Story Writing Topics for Every Age

Writing Prompts for Short Stories— Oh yeah. If you need a new…

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Creative Writing Ideas

Daily Creative Prompts, Short Stories, Poems, Memoirs, and More!— Your journal is…

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Imagery in Creative Writing

Sensory Mastery: The Power of Imagery in Creative Writing for Students— When…

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New Creative Writing Ideas for Kids

Creative Writing Prompt: 30 New Ideas for Kids Who Feel “Stuck”— Journaling…

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Creative Writing About Spring

Spring is the time of new beginnings, giving you the perfect opportunity…

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Story Writing Ideas for Middle School

Good story ideas— Many students begin making up their own stories when…

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Creative Writing Prompts for College Students

Whether you’re writing to polish your skills or for personal enjoyment, you’ll…

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Creative Writing Topics for Grade 3

Third Grade Creative Writing Topics List — Writing prompts are a wonderful…

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Creative Fiction Story Ideas for Middle School

Fictional Creative Story Ideas for Kids— Crafting fiction stories is one of…

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1K+ Creative Writing Ideas

Creative Writing Ideas and Prompts For Kids and All Writers — Oh…

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Amazing Picture Writing Prompts for Kids

Picture Writing Prompts for Kids and a BONUS list of Funny Picture…

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Good Writing Topics

Writing topics to get Kids Writing—  Encourage kids to stretch their imagination…

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2nd Grade Creative Writing Ideas

Creative Writing Topics for Grade 2 Students— Enjoy and use this excellent…

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Third Grade Creative Writing Ideas and Prompts

Fun and Fabulous Writing Topics for Grade 3 Students— When kids write,…

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Dark Writing Prompts

Dare to Dive into This Collection of 33 Dark Writing Prompts —…

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Creative Writing Lesson Plan for Grade 3

Free Creative Writing Lesson Plan— Storytelling has been an important part of…

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Journal Writing Ideas and Activities for Kids

Journal Writing Examples and Activities— Journaling is one of the most effective…

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Short Story Writing Ideas

Short Story Ideas + 20 Writing Prompts and 3 Tips— Writing is…

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Fun Things to Write

See, Discover and Use these 45 Fun & Fabulous Things to Write—…

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