Designed for you, by world renowned authors and poets.

Long-time editor of Adirondack Life, award-winning writer, and just downright incredible person Betsy Folwell created this week’s prompt for you. 

This week’s writing prompt: Salt in the sugar bowl? Short-sheeting your brother’s bed? What happens when an April Fool’s joke goes terribly wrong.

The incredible and talented ACW family is stepping up and sharing their expertise with you! Creativity is the key to making it though tough times. This time is not lost, but instead a chance to dive into your imagination. Future prompts are provided by Julia Alvarez, Mahogany L. Browne, Joseph Bruchac, Betsy Folwell, Sue Halpern, Bill McKibben, Jon Sands, Steve Stern, Chase Twichell, & more.

Updated March 30, 2020

Step 1: Check out the new prompt.

See the above for this week’s latest creative writing prompt. New prompts arrive right every Monday.

Step 2: Write something new!

Get your creative juices flowing. Grab your notebook, laptop, or a recorder and start something new!

Step 3: Send in your writing.

Send in your response (any genre) by 5pm on Friday, March 27 to be shared on this website + on @adkctr4writing. You are expected to edit your own submission before sending. Max word count: 750.


Send in your creative writing response to this prompt.

Send in your response (any genre) by 5pm on Friday, March 27 to be shared on this website + on @adkctr4writing. You are expected to edit your own submission before sending.

Max word count: 750


You might be at home, but you are not alone.

What remains during these tense times is ACW’s commitment to building spaces for healing together. Through weekly writing prompts and posted responses, new online classes, and the online display of PoemVillage, ACW is continuing to bring together community members like you during isolation and uncertainty.

Keeping ACW strong in these tense times now rests on the shoulders of faithful supporters like you. So, you are invited to give a gift of any amount. The recommended gift is just $5 a month. All gifts are significant in keeping ACW alive and well, so when this is all over ACW will be ready to re-launch the important programming you count on.