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Writing Workshop #14 – Childhood Passions and a Fantasy Shopping Spree

Welcome to Monday’s Writing Workshop prompts!

For any newbies (and it’s never to late to join in), here’s how it works… I’m going to give you 5 writing/blogging prompts. Pick one, pick two, or do them all if you’re really keen – it’s up to you. How you respond is your choice. You could share a real-life story, or make one up. You could write a poem or just free-write without thinking too hard and see what happens. It can be funny; it can be serious; it can be emotional. It can be whatever you want it to be. The only rule is to have fun with it!

Prompts each week will take their inspiration from blogs, current affairs, daily life, or just whatever everyone happened to be talking about that week. If you’d like to suggest a prompt then send me an email or catch me on Twitter – I would love to hear your ideas.

So here they are:

1. What is your personal motto? Or if you haven’t got one, then it’s time to make one up!
- Inspired by my friend Rosie Scribble with her post “Keep Calm and Carry On” (P.S. Miss you Rosie x)

2. Go on a fantasy shopping spree. I’m giving you a virtual £1000 – go nuts! What will you buy?!
- Inspired by Life Slighty Used’s “On the topic of clothing…”

3. Write a letter to something that you own, that you love, or maybe that you hate.
- Inspired by Victoria from It’s a Small World Afterall’s letter to her bed.

4. Tell me about a childhood passion that somehow got left behind as you moved into your adult life.
- Inspired by Dad Who Write’s rediscovery of  ‘Riding’.

5. Talk about a time where you found something magical in the mundane.
- Inspired by ME! and my ‘Falling Snow’

Now here’s what you have to do. Write your post and publish it on your blog between now and THURSDAY. On Thursday come back and use the widget that will be up to paste in the URL of your post to share. Then take some time to read some of the other entries and leave some comment love! We’re not here to critique – just to have fun and support each other in our writing experiments. So be kind please.

Anyone who would like to submit something via email, or even anonymously will be more than welcome to do so. I’ll post them on the site here and include the link in Thursday’s round-up.

Feel free to use the Workshop badge on your blog or as part of your post if you like. Code is here:

Note: I’m told Blogger does something a bit funny with the code so you’ll need to copy and paste it and then retype the quotation marks (“) as Blogger changes them for some reason.

See you Thursday then!

P.S. And if you fancy plugging this workshop on the social network of your choice? Then that would be fan-frigging-tastic.


This Writing Workshop is brought to you in association with Mama Kat’s Losin’ It – who’s lovely author came up with the concept and runs her own workshop over in the U.S.


  1. Awww.. thanks for choosing on of my posts as a prompts. And thank for the PS. I’m sure I’ll be back, just having a break to recharge my batteries. I miss it already, and of course here I am commenting on blogs!! I never stay away for long! xx

  2. Ooh, I’ve inspired a prompt! How exciting! I think I’m going to have a go at the the magical in the mundane prompt. I loved your post, it’s absolutely beautiful. I often think I keep myself sane by looking for the tiny details and trying not to get too bogged down by the unsolveable big issues.

  3. Some great promts again :) Thanks Josie

  4. Thank you for hosting these writing workshops, Josie. I think I’ve produced some of my best posts following your writing prompts! x
    Award for you at mine:

  5. Cheers for the link! Sorry, I’ve nothing more valuable to add as I’m being hounded to put my laptop away and go to bed. (Hope Kai’s on the mend, though)

  6. Remember the Beach Boys song: “God only knows what I’d be without you”
    That’s how I feel about tampons …so here goes as prompted by no 3 I give you my Ode To A Tampon

  7. Just hope that my post this week doesn’t produce such controversial comments as last week’s ;-)

  8. I can’t choose! And I only have today! I have three of them half-written. Ah well, I’ll suck it up and master one I guess. For my first time doing it you could have picked a few less attractive options to help me out!


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