25 Spectacularly Ghoulish #Halloween #WritingPrompts >;)

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25 Halloween Writing Prompts!

  1. Write your own ghost story.
  2. Make a list of Halloween safety tips.
  3. Write a story about the best trick you have ever pulled (or the best one that has ever been pulled on you).
  4. Write a spooky story to tell around the campfire. Remember, you want to build suspense using onomatopoeia and alliteration. Don’t forget to have a big finale to frighten everyone who is listening.
  5. Everybody said the old McMahon mansion was haunted…
  6. The zombie was walking through my front lawn when…
  7. I got an eerie feeling when I heard…
  8. Create a pumpkin carving tutorial.
  9. Use these words in a Flash Fiction piece: creepy, crawly and cracked.
  10. The jack-o-lantern grinned at me from across the street.
  11. The doorbell rang, but when I opened the door, no one was there.
  12. The broomstick was broken.
  13. There was a low growl from behind the bushes.
  14. Use this typical story-starter but make it a parody: “It was a dark and stormy night…”
  15. Write a story where everyone becomes whatever they are dressed up as for Halloween.
  16. Write a story that begins with the line “His brother swore the house was haunted.
  17. Use these words in a story or poem:
    Pumpkin
    Bats
    Spiders
    Midnight
    Full Moon
    Witches
    Ghosts
    Ghouls
    Werewolf
    Candy
  18. Essay: Write about a fairly common item or life experience, that, for some reason, scares and even terrifies you.
  19. Essay: Write a well-researched essay about the history and traditions of one of the following: All Hallows’ Eve, All Saint’s Day or El Día de los Muertos.
  20. Essay: What do so many people enjoy about being terrified? Discuss the physical and emotional needs that are filled through this experience.
  21. Essay: How do authors and film makers prepare their audience to be frightened? Describe a scene from your favorite Hollywood thriller.
  22. Essay: Share your personal opinion as to what is scary and what is not, when it comes to the “haunted house” experience.
  23. Plots: The dean of the university is found dead in his office. Five people are found skulking around the campus that night and placed in a room together. Among them are a football star on the verge of flunking out, a geology teacher who was refused tenure for the seventh year running, a drunken sorority girl, a construction worker, and a student who was in the process of stealing a bike.
  24. Plots: The power goes out at a dinner party with a priest, a convict, an explorer, a widow, a bachelor, a butler, and a soldier. One of them dies. All of them have secrets.
  25. Plots: Write a story that begins with “Justin showed up at the party in an ironic rabbit suit, although no one could really understand what was ironic about it. Jessica arrived a short time later as an extremely suggestive and not entirely nutritious carrot. There was no arguing with fateful circumstances such as these.

~Sara

All writing prompts sourced from these websites and pages, go visit them and thank them!

Halloween Writing Prompts:
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http://www.teachhub.com/7-quick-halloween-creative-writing-prompts
http://www.examiner.com/article/top-5-writing-prompts-for-halloween
http://lizyetter.hubpages.com/hub/Halloween-Writing-Prompts
http://www.createwritenow.com/journal-writing-blog/bid/71123/5-Halloween-Journal-Prompts-For-Treats-Not-Tricks
http://www.daily-writing-prompt.com/halloween-writing-prompts.html
http://www.freewritingprompts.net/
http://www.freewritingprompts.net/College_Halloween_Writing_Prompts.php
http://www.freewritingprompts.net/High_School_Halloween_Writing_Prompts.php

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