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Creative Writing Prompts,
Starts & Story Starters

Use these Creative Writing Prompts, Starts and Story Starters to trigger your memory in sharing stories from your life.

  • I graduated from [Nursery School, Elementery School, Middle or Junior High School, High School, College] in [Graduation Year]. The one thing that stands out most in my mind from that school was...
  • The last time I was in the hospital, it was for...
  • The first job I ever had was working for (or as)...
  • People would find the most surprising thing about me was that...
  • The greatest hurdle I ever had to overcome was...
  • A major turning point in my life was...
  • In the last major election I voted for...and here's why:...
  • My greatest fear in life is...
  • My most memorable snowfall was...
  • My top three "New Years Resolutions" (past or present) have been...

Family Tree

  • Do you have any aunts or uncles who never had any children? Tell about the impact they had on your life.
  • I was named after...[DESCRIBE THAT PERSON]
  • My godparents were... They were chosen to care for me because...
  • My "favorite" relative is...
  • My mother's name is... What I enjoyed best about her as I was growing up was...
  • My father's name is... What I enjoyed best about him as I was growing up was...
  • My dad's brother/sister's name is...
  • The first pet I ever had was... The most vivid memory I have about him/her was...
  • My brother/sister's name is... His/her most endearing quality is that...
  • (If Married) I was married on [DATE] in [PLACE]. The weather was... [DESCRIBE WEDDING DAY]

Places I've Been

  • The first time I ever left my country was to travel to... I was there for [LENGTH OF STAY AND PURPOSE OF TRIP]...
  • The furthest place I've ever traveled to was... I was there for [LENGTH OF STAY AND PURPOSE OF TRIP]...
  • I grew up in [CITY & STATE]. We lived in a [DESCRIBE DWELLING...#-Bedroom, #-Bathroom, Apt/House/Condo]. The best part of living in that house was...
  • The neighborhood I grew up in was mostly made up of...

Firsts & Favorites

  • My first date was with...
  • My first kiss was with...
  • My first love was...
  • Growing up, my favorite hobby/pastime is... I enjoyed it so much because...
  • My favorite hobby/pastime these days is... I got involved with this because...
  • My favorite meal is... Nobody else can make it quite the same as... It's special to me because...
  • My favorite song is... The lyrics are... It's special to me because...

Time Line

  • I remember when...
    • Kennedy was shot... [DESCRIBE WHERE YOU WERE and HOW YOU HEARD ABOUT IT]
    • the Towers of the World Trade Center fell... [DESCRIBE WHERE YOU WERE and HOW YOU HEARD ABOUT IT]
    • the Challenger fell from the sky... [DESCRIBE WHERE YOU WERE and HOW YOU HEARD ABOUT IT]
    • we (USA) landed a man on the moon... [DESCRIBE WHERE YOU WERE and HOW YOU HEARD ABOUT IT]
    • the Berlin Wall came down... [DESCRIBE WHERE YOU WERE and HOW YOU HEARD ABOUT IT]
  • I have personally experienced...
    • a Tornado... [DESCRIBE WHAT IT WAS LIKE]
    • a Hurricane... [DESCRIBE WHAT IT WAS LIKE]
    • a Flood... [DESCRIBE WHAT IT WAS LIKE]
    • a Volcanic Eruption... [DESCRIBE WHAT IT WAS LIKE]
    • an Earthquake... [DESCRIBE WHAT IT WAS LIKE]



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