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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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Plot Twist Ideas for Writing

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Journal Prompts for Kids

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Story Writing for Young Writers

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How to Start a Story

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Storytelling Writing Ideas for Students

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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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Kids Descriptive Writing Ideas

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

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Kids Storytelling Writing Ideas

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

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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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Journal Starters for Grade 1 through Grade 5

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

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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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Descriptive Writing Activites and Prompts

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

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Story Writing Prompts

Story Prompts to Ignite Your Imagination and Creativity— If you are looking for…

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Superhero Writing Prompts

Fun and Easy to Write about Superhero Writing Prompts and Ideas— Oh…

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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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Narrative Essay Topics for Students

If you are looking for great narrative essay topics and ideas for…

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Scary Story Starters for Middle School

Welcome. We have a frighteningly wonderful list of scary story starters for…

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Kids Writing Tips and Prompts

Write Your Own Story Tips + 12 Bonus Prompts — Writing stories…

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Sizzling Romance Story Ideas

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Creative Writing Ideas for All Students

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Creative Writing About Art

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

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Creative Writing for High School Students

7 Creative Writing Techniques for High School Students + 15 Bonus Writing…

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Story Starter Sentences

Story Starter Sentences to Ignite Your Mind— We’ve made it easy for…

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Terrific Time Travel Prompts

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

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Kids Free Writing Ideas

Free writing is a form of creative writing in which the emphasis…

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What Happens Next Prompts

Unleash Your Writers’ Creativity with These ‘What Happens Next’ Prompts— Oh yeah. What…

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Summer Writing Prompts for 3rd Grade

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

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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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Good Writing Topics

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

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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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Star Wars Writing Prompts

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out on your storytelling…

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Homeschool Creative Writing Ideas

It is time to sit down to write something for fun, but…

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Quotes from Women to Inspire Your Writing

Empowering Women Quotes to Inspire Your Writing— Take a look at the…

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Elementary School Creative Writing Tasks

Creative Writing Tasks & 24 Bonus FREE Printable Writing Prompts for Kids—…

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Ocean Writing Ideas

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

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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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Dialogue Writing Topics

Here you will find an exciting list of 30 Excellent Dialogue Writing…

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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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Intense Dark Romance Story Ideas

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

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Creative Writing Prompts for Adults

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

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Tuesday Writing Prompts

Tuesday Writing Prompts to Sharpen Your Writing Skills— Whether you’re a student writer, teacher,…

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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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Dinosaur Creative Writing Prompts

Jurassic Journeys: Dinosaur Creative Writing Prompts— Are you looking for a fun…

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Thriller Story Ideas

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

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Super Creative Writing Topics

In August of 2022, this blog post went from 61 creative writing…

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Food Themed Creative Writing Ideas for Kids

Creative Writing about Food Prompts for Kids — Food! Who does not…

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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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Creative Writing Prompts and Assignments for Students

Creative Writing Assignments Inspire Imagination and Teach Valuable Skills — Whether you’ve…

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Free Writing Journal Prompts

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

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1K+ Creative Writing Ideas

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

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Creative Writing Ideas

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

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Imaginative Creative Writing Exercises

Creative Writing Exercises to Help to Unlock Your Imagination— Whether you’re suffering…

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Creative Writing About Spring

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

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Playful Story Sentence Starters

Playful, Fun, and Good Sentence Starters— Do you want to take some…

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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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Creative Writing Topics for Grade 3

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

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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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Writing Ideas for Every Type of Writer

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