Essay Lab: Day Three PromptsPosted on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 19:42
Deborah Michel, author of the forthcoming novel Prosper In Love and parent to two applicants for the Class of 2016
One of my daughter's essay prompts was "You're looking out a window. What do you see?" I remember a writer friend using that one, and I like it myself.
I access art a lot when I'm writing. So…
Describe a painting or photograph you love in detail. What is it about that image?
Describe your favorite photograph of yourself.
Or, better yet: Describe your favorite photograph of yourself that doesn't actually exist.
The web can also be a good source for prompts. College Admission did some web-surfing (one of our favorite methods of procrastination) and found some links for you:
Prompts from The Journal (the journaling prompts are particularly good)
Tomorrow in the Essay Lab: More prompts from Meg Waite Clayton, bestselling author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, The Language of Light, and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters