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Summer Writing Prompts and Inspiration

Summer Writing Prompts and Inspiration

Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21 – but we just can’t wait!


It is time to relax under the sun, but it’s certainly not the time to stop writing. Here are some summer themed writing prompts to get the inspiration flowing.

Observe and describe  – nature, a street scene, & more

Sit outside, observe, and write down what  you see. This may sound odd, but practicing your skills with descriptive language will make you a better writer. Use your five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell) and remember to show rather than tell.


Observe and describe a street scene, a walk in the park, or anything else that comes to mind. 

Summer camp

Imagine your characters as participants at summer camp. What do they do? How do they act? Write a scene of your characters in such a situation.

Beach day

Take your characters on a trip to the beach!

Write outdoors

Continue your current writing project, but write outdoors if able. Use a laptop or even good old-fashioned pen and paper as you get out of the office and into a new environment! You will be surprised how new surroundings inspire creativity. 

Writing Streak

Have you ever used the language learning app Duolingo? Many use the app religiously, both to learn a new language and to maintain their streak on the app. Why not take this same principle to writing – start and maintain a streak of consecutive days you’ve written something! Keep track of the days with a calendar, and see if you can make it the whole summer.


(Or, see if one of these productivity apps will work for you.) 


Writing Coach

And as always – we are here to help you meet your writing goals! Get inspired by a Dorrance writing coach this summer. Learn more here.


Happy summer, and happy writing!

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