Designed for you, by world renowned authors, writers, and poets.

ACW Staff, Baylee Annis, created this week’s creative writing prompt for you.

This week’s writing prompt: Tell the true story that you don’t want your mother to read. You know the one. Don’t censor yourself. 🥾

  • Scroll down to submit your creative writing response to the prompt.

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, Lauren Whitehead & more.

Send in your creative writing response to this prompt.

Send in your response (any genre) by 3pm on Friday, September 18 to be shared on this website + on @adkctr4writing. You are expected to edit your own submission before sending.

Max word count: 750


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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.

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