Creative Writing Warm Up Activity: Fall/Halloween Edition – Part 3 “Trick or Treat”

Wishing I had pumpkins the size of squirrels

Halloween is not a one sided holiday. This holiday is about both the naughty and the nice, not one or the other like American Christmas where the nice get presents and the naughty get nothing. Halloween is about good and evil together. In this writing activity, it is fun to imagine something good doing something bad, or something bad doing something good. The Villain helps a child or the Hero tells a lie.

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Creative Writing Warm Up Activity: Fall/Halloween Edition – Part 2 “Frights”

Haunted Forest from my trip to Maui

Sometimes using feelings and emotions can work to pump up your creative writing energy! For example, many people like telling ghost stories or thinking about scary things in the month of October in the United States as the holiday “Halloween” approaches. Here’s an example of writing in response to emotion, using ideas and imagery that I relate to fear:

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Creative Writing Warm Up Activity: Fall/Halloween Edition – Part 1 “Changing”

Hello all! Back from my fauxcation (vacations are on hold until COVID-19 is over), and I am back with another creative writing activity!

Leaves across the street
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Creative Writing Warm Up Activity: Choose a Color

Pick a Color, Any Color

Okay, so today’s activity uses colors as a point of warm-up inspiration. The task is simple, choose a color and write about either how it makes you feel or what it makes you think about. It’s that simple! Think about all the things that the color puts into your mind. You could make a list of items of that color, you could focus on one thing you like or hate about the color, or you could use the color as a starting point to go somewhere else. Before you begin, I’ll do one for you:

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Creative Writing Warm Up Activity: Haiku

Flowers I found hiking in Graveyard Fields

Many teachers have used the Haiku style in classrooms, and I would say they teach it incorrectly.

Teachers will tell the class the Haiku style is a poetic structure that uses three lines. The first and last line have 5 syllables and the middle like has 7 syllables. Then, they try to get the students to write a haiku with this 5-7-5 structure without explaining why the structure exists. Lastly, students produce really bad poetry, and many of the students leave the lesson thinking that a haiku poem is easy, stupid, or have no respect for the concept.

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Creative Writing Warm Up Activity: Embrace the Title

Many people have issues with figuring out a title for their work, and honestly, the title should be the last thing that you worry about. It’s the naming the band problem. If you sit around naming your band, your band isn’t playing music.

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