The Riverside: A Writer's Resource

 

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Story Starters


Begin your story with any one of the following prompts. Be sure to use the exact words to begin your story, then let it unfold as it wants to be told! You can also print out a story starters page in PDF format designed to 4 print on XXX business cards. Printing on perforated business cards allows you to cut them and draw them randomly to use either alone or in a group.  Need to link the words story starters page to a page with the PDFs to download. They need to be titled according to some way - seasons? misc.? etc. 


With the music blaring, we ...



The trip to the lawyer's office was...



I never thought he would...



It changed me when I uncovered...



She cried...



Did you know that the cleaning lady was...



He worried that...



It wasn't even dawn when she...



The sky was...



Whether or not you...


April 4

She had hoped...



He came empty handed...



"Take your time, baby, I've got no place to go, just wishful thinking," she said...

 

Grandma took Tommy to...

 


Shivers ran up my spine as ...

 


The cage...



A single tear dropped...

 


Beneath the melting snow were tiny...

 


What a wonderful way to ...

 

January 30

When Wendy went to the ...

 

January 23

Have you ever wondered why...

 

January 16

His teeth were...

 

January 9

The snow was so...

 

January 2

When I saw the sun rise after the...

 

December 27

The night was so...

 

December 20

The house smelled of...

 

December 13

"If I ever see that ... again..."

 

December 6

"Tell me about green," he said, as he...

 


The moaning was coming from...

 


She didn't open the ...

 


It wouldn't stop...

 


He never asked her... 

 

The fire burned...