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Prompt Yourself: Weekly Prompts May 6–12

Writing prompts to tempt your muses

Dr. Casey Lawrence
Promptly Written
Published in
4 min readMay 5, 2024

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Photo by Juliana Malta on Unsplash

Welcome to the seventeenth list of weekly writing prompts in 2024!

Inspired by ADEOLA’s monthly theme of “technology,” this week I’m trying out another new format: photo prompts! I’ve scoured Unsplash for some cool, lively, or interesting pictures to get the creative juices flowing this week. None of these images were AI-generated, to the best of my knowledge.

Let me know in the comments: what’s your favourite photo?

As always, before we get started, here are a couple of quick reminders:

How This Works

  1. Use these prompts to write poetry, fiction, an essay, creative non-fiction, or an article. They are totally open to interpretation! Include a link to the prompt at the bottom of your post.
  2. If you use one of these prompts, you can submit the result here at PW, to any publication that accepts prompts from other publications, or self-publish. If you submit somewhere besides PW, make sure to include a link to the prompt and tag PW editors so that we do not miss reading your story!
  3. You don’t have to use PW’s prompts to submit work here. We are an open…

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Dr. Casey Lawrence
Promptly Written

Canadian author of three LGBT YA novels. PhD from Trinity College Dublin. Check out my lists for stories by genre/type.