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Writing Prompts to Get You Started #31

Updated: Mar 17, 2022

Welcome to the place that is dedicated to getting you writing (again?). Maybe you have absolutely no idea where to start but have always wanted to try being a writer. Maybe you want to write the great American novel or you thought you'd write a poem about hidden life of a grain of sand. Maybe you just need a little inspiration to get you started or you find yourself just a little stuck. Maybe you find yourself trying to break out of your comfort zone or mix things up at work. Whatever your reason for landing here, practicing a little creativity can impact your life in ways you didn't expect.

But let's be honest. Creativity is a muscle and it needs exercise to work properly. That's where this series comes in. With any luck, this series will get your creative juices flowing and get you thinking in ways you hadn't before. Throughout the summer, we posted a couple of prompts every week. We cut back a little during the school year but will attempt to post at least one prompt a month. If you are interested in more, not only are there prompt sites online, we also have a prompt booklet you can get from us and enough creative people on staff to maybe come up with an idea you can run with if you come in and ask.


We all grow and change, mature and adapt, at our own rates. Some of us instantly seem to have everything figured out and continue this quick adaptation throughout their lives. Some seem to have everything figured out initially but latter stall and don't seem to reach their full potential. Some of us never seem to figure things out while others might simply be taking their time. And for all of the obvious possible ways in which people grow there are an infinite number of variations in between. And that's okay.

Sometimes it takes us a little longer to figure out what we want to become, find or create ourselves. If some of us didn't take a little longer, we wouldn't have people like Julia Child, Grandma Moses, Viola Davis or Betty White, all of whom had cleared the half-century mark before they became a household name. Samuel L Jackson didn't make it big until at the age of 42 he appeared in Pulp Fiction, Vera Wang was 40 before she even started her dream of fashion design. That isn't to say that you can't make it before then, just that it is never too late. To quote Disney, a company that took two very rocky decades to become a true success and later take on the world, "The flower that blooms in adversity..." and all that jazz.

Write a story about a late bloomer, real or imagined. What did it take for them to finally bloom?

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