Story Starters: Hidden Treasures

Story Starters: Hidden Treasures

This Week’s Story Starters: Hidden Treasures

  • What tokens do you keep from outings and events (i.e. playbill; corsage; lift tickets)?
  • What do you use for your treasure chest?
  • What kind of things do you keep for sentimental value only?
  • What treasures did you horde as a kid? Where did you keep them?
  • What things count as treasures (i.e. heart shaped rocks; three leaf clovers; decorations from a baby shower cake)?
  • What treasures have you found by taking a different path (i.e. new restaurant; dream home; gorgeous view)?
  • Where do you go treasure hunting and who do you take with you?
  • Where have you found your best bounty?
  • Who is the best treasure hunter you know? What qualifies them to win?
  • How do you find the best places to shop for treasures? What shops, flea markets, or sources do you visit again and again?
  • What prize have you found while scouring garage sales?
  • What treasures have you found hidden inside your lunchbox or box of candy?
  • Who makes up the best clues and adventure games?
  • How do you include treasure hunts on your travels?
  • What scavenger hunts or progressive games have you played?
  • What have you found simply by being in the right place at the right time?
  • What is the best treasure you’ve found while walking around your town (i.e. viewing a garden from a different angle; seeing the sunset from the local pier; photographing graffiti)?
  • How have you memorialized the treasured stories of your ancestors?
  • Who is the living treasure of your family? What makes them so special to you?
  • How have you shared your treasures with others?
  • What hidden treasures have you uncovered in your friend or your child?
  • What adventures have you taken to look for treasures (i.e. geocaching; researching for a historical novel; looking for sunken ships)?
  • If you had a compass, a treasure map, and a shovel, who would you take with you to look for the buried treasure?
  • Who do you admire for their knowledge and experience? How could you learn from their treasure trove of skills?
  • How can you look for hidden treasures in your everyday life?
  • What hidden treasures do you have to offer?
  • What is your greatest treasure?
  •  



    Discover new themed prompts, each Saturday in 2016, to help tell your life story or spark ideas and insight into your fictional characters. Explore Story Starters.

    Story Starters: Imaginary Characters

    Story Starters: Imaginary Characters

    This Week’s Story Starters: Imaginary Characters

  • Who is your favorite superhero? What do you like about them?
  • What personality traits of your favorite superhero did you imitate as a child?
  • What comic book characters do you follow?
  • What cartoons did you watch growing up? Who was your favorite character?
  • What holiday character was your favorite? Why did you like that one the best?
  • At what age did you realize these characters were not real? How did you come to this realization?
  • Where did you play “cops & robbers”? Who were your playmates? Which role did you enjoy playing?
  • Where did you put on plays or puppet shows? Who was your audience? Where did the ideas or stories come from?
  • Who was your imaginary friend? What adventures did you have? How did your family react to their existence?
  • How did you include your love for characters in your life (i.e. wore t-shirts; posters on your wall; had to have the lunch box)?
  • What memories do you have of visiting Santa or the Easter Bunny?
  • Who encouraged or participated in your imaginative play and how did that encouragement make an impact on your life?
  • How did you dress up or take on the roles of your favorite characters?
  • What stories or songs did you learn about imaginary characters that you share with your children?
  • What traditions surrounding imaginary characters did your family have (i.e. leaving cookies out for Santa; putting out carrots for the reindeer; finding a glitter path left by the Tooth Fairy)?
  • What imaginary characters did you dream about being (i.e. Cinderella)?
  • What special events or travels have you taken to see a favorite character (i.e. going to Disney World)?
  • How do you explain about imaginary characters to your children?
  • How do you include your child’s fascination with a character into their life?
  • How many imaginary characters can you name?
  • What imaginary characters do you play as an adult (i.e. dress up for football games; assume an alternate persona for a video game; play Santa for children’s parties)?
  • What characteristics do you pick for your online avatars or Mii?
  • If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
  • Who reminds you the most of an imaginary character? Which character do they remind you of and why?
  • What imaginary characters have you dressed up for at Halloween or for parties?
  • In what ways do you play Fairy Godmother for someone in your life? How has that affected your life and theirs?
  •  



    Discover new themed prompts, each Saturday in 2016, to help tell your life story or spark ideas and insight into your fictional characters. Explore Story Starters.

    Story Starters: Making Wishes

    Story Starters: Making Wishes

    This Week’s Story Starters: Making Wishes

  • What is the earliest wish you remember making? Did it come true?
  • What is the story behind your first wish (i.e. blowing out candles on fifth birthday cake)?
  • What is your favorite “wish” song?
  • What is your favorite “wish” story?
  • What traditions does your family have about wishes? What are the rules for playing (i.e. wishbone from the turkey; Christmas crackers; etc.)?
  • What wishes have you made on falling stars?
  • Where have you travelled to make a wish (i.e. Kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle in Ireland)?
  • Where is the best place to watch for falling stars?
  • Who was your “wish” partner when you were a kid?
  • How many four-leaf clovers have you found? What did you do with them?
  • What rules does your family have for making a wish while throwing coins in a fountain?
  • Who have you made a wish for or about?
  • How do you wish friends a happy birthday or good luck (i.e. phone call; on Facebook; send a card)?
  • What is the best wish story you have ever heard?
  • What wish rhymes do you know (i.e. starlight, starbright…; find a penny, pick it up…; etc.)?
  • What wishes do your kids make? How do you help make them come true?
  • What Make-a-Wish Foundation or other similar charities have you participated in?
  • What impact did those charities have on your life?
  • When you were a child, how did you get your wish list into Santa (i.e. mailed a letter; told him during store visit; report at school)?
  • How have your wishes changed over time?
  • How do your children or friend’s children deliver their wish lists to Santa?
  • What are all the ways you have made wishes (i.e. wish jar; when you lose an eyelash; in your diary)?
  • What wishes are you glad did not come true?
  • If you could have three wishes, what would they be?
  • Who would you give three wishes to? Why do they deserve wishes?
  • How does making wishes enrich your life? Does it matter if they come true?
  • What is the best wish you ever made?
  • What wish would you make right now?
  •  



    Discover new themed prompts, each Saturday in 2016, to help tell your life story or spark ideas and insight into your fictional characters. Explore Story Starters.

    Story Starters: Online Connections

    Story Starters: Online Connections

    This Week’s Story Starters: Online Connections

  • When do you first remember using the internet?
  • What role does the internet play in your everyday life?
  • How has the internet and the massive online presence changed lifestyles from when you were a child until now?
  • What is your favorite thing about being online?
  • What about the internet irritates you the most?
  • What would you do for one whole day without internet devices? One week? One month?
  • Where in your home is the computer kept?
  • Where do you shop online?
  • Who have you met through the internet?
  • How do your internet relationships differ from your real life ones?
  • What impact does your time on a computer have with your significant other? Your job? Your children?
  • Who is the most important person you have met online? What impact have they had on your life?
  • How did you meet? And how do you remain in contact?
  • What message boards, blogs, Yahoo groups, or other online organizations have you joined?
  • What impact does the group, its cause or inspiration, have on your life? How does it enrich your experience?
  • What was the first computer you owned? How did it change your family’s everyday life (i.e. pay bills online; research homework; online gaming)?
  • What “e” products do you use now instead of traditional ones (i.e. e-books, e-zines, e-tickets)?
  • How do you use the internet as a tool to enhance your job?
  • How do you use the internet to enhance your life?
  • How do you use the internet for entertainment?
  • What amount of time do you spend online each day? Over the weekend? Each week?
  •  



    Discover new themed prompts, each Saturday in 2016, to help tell your life story or spark ideas and insight into your fictional characters. Explore Story Starters.

    Story Starters: Connections

    Story Starters: Connections

    This Week’s Story Starters: Connections

  • What is your friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend connection to someone famous?
  • How far back can you trace your family tree?
  • Where do your relatives live (states and countries)?
  • Where do your friends live (states and countries)?
  • What connection do you have to someone in politics?
  • What funny story do you have about meeting someone on a blind date/online only to find out you already know them?
  • Where do your online friends reside? Have you ever met in person? How often do you chat or get together?
  • What history does your family have with the same university, fraternity, or branch of the military?
  • Who is the oddest connection that helped you with an opportunity or that you helped with an opportunity (i.e. your dad’s roommate from college)?
  • How do you stay connected with your friends from high school, college, or your first job?
  • What connections have you made through LinkedIn or another professional networking website or organization?
  • Who is the connection between you and meeting your significant other?
  • What role does social networking play in your life? How often do you use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites?
  • What connections have you made through your blog, website, or online gallery?
  • How are your business and social life interconnected?
  • What types of devices keep you connected to the digital world?
  • What are the craziest airlines connections you have had to make to complete a trip?
  • How do you use your connections to complete a project?
  • How does the connection between your productivity at work affect your happiness at home?
  • How do you stay connected with your significant other during times apart (i.e. business trips, military deployments)?
  • What connections have you developed with coworkers that are now friends?
  •  



    Discover new themed prompts, each Saturday in 2016, to help tell your life story or spark ideas and insight into your fictional characters. Explore Story Starters.




    writing prompts postswriting tools postsstory starters postssubscribe to the newsletter



    Writing Crisis? 8 Reasons Why & How to Conquer Them: Part 1 of 2 Writing Crisis? 8 Reasons Why & How to Conquer Them: Part 2 of 2 37 Things to Blog About Today From Non-Runner to Marathoner: 7 Life Lessons I Learned Along the Way



    Daily Writing Prompts: Every Monday - Friday 2016Creative Writing Story Starters: Every Saturday 2016


    Imaginary Words   writing prompts creative writing ideas story starters    Follow me on Pinterest Follow me on Twitter Like my Facebook Page Subscribe to my RSS Feed

    Pin It on Pinterest

    Share This