945 Writing Prompts About January

945 Writing Prompts About January

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As the first month of the year, January is often associated with renewed motivation, fresh perspective, and new goals. This makes it the perfect time of the year to start new projects and practices. 

One habit you might want to work on during this month is writing every day. Jotting your thoughts down in a journal or writing stories offers numerous benefits. For once, it allows you to finish that writing project you have been working on for years. Moreover, it could also improve your imagination and make your grammar and vocabulary better.  

Below, you’ll find a series of creative writing prompts for January. Choose one every day, and turn it into a short story, poem, play, or essay.

  • A monster attacks the city.
  • Write about a vacation.
  • Write a poem about winter.
  • Write about a snow storm.
  • The city is blanketed in frost and snow.
  • R off a roof, falling towards the ground. Skydivers land in the city.
  • What does a wall look like to a ghost?
  • Write about a white Christmas.
  • You are caught in a snowstorm and go into a cave to find shelter. A dark presence is following you.
  • Write about sledding.
  • How do you spend a snowy day?
  • Write about the first time you set your mind to accomplish a goal and actually accomplished it.
  • Write about your ideal winter.
  • Write about “The Snow Mare”, a half frozen horse, anxious to get out of the cold.
  • Write a poem about snow.
  • Write about making a snow angel/snowman/snow fort/snowball fight.
  • There is a chunk of snow that comes alive.
  • What kind of things are helpful while having a snow day?
  • At school the kids all act a bit odd.
  • Write a list of reasons to bundle up.
  • Describe a snow covered landscape.
  • You convince your friends to build a snow giant.
  • A man wakes up in a  new body every day.
  • A walk in the woods.
  • Establish a connection with someone special.
  • A time traveler accidentally lands in a snowstorm. How do they get to their actual destination?
  • Someone lost their house in the snowstorm.
  • A boy accidentally drops his sled in a creek.
  • Write about a warm summer day.
  • It snows melted butter and all the birds are covered in it.
  • What are 3 lessons you’ve learnt from snowboarding?
  • Snow is falling and a bird flies by with a squirrel in its beak.
  • Shadow stalks the village.
  • The stove in a cabin someone is staying in breaks.
  • Describe the most peaceful, wonderful winter day you’ve ever had.
  • A snowboarding trip means more than an adrenaline rush in winter.
  • Someone gets trapped somewhere during a snowstorm.
  • Write 5 different sentences beginning with in the middle of the night.
  • Angry villagers create a giant snowman that chases after the snow plow removing the snow.
  • What do you do when your phone’s battery is dying?
  • Write about a winter getaway.
  • It’s a snow globe and suddenly it’s as big as you.
  • Write about an unmoving car on the highway during a blizzard.
  • Write about interrupted plans and how you react.
  • What is the best present you ever gave?
  • A graveyard awaits the burial of people who have been lost in the snow.
  • Underground caves are discovered.
  • Angels have begun falling from the sky.
  • A snowboarder loses control.
  • An Interview with a Snowman
  • A witch wants to go ice skating, but she doesn’t know how.
  • Do you feel that you have unfulfilled potential? Why?
  • It’s cold.
  • Write An Icy Poem- Receive two different poems with the same title.
  • Write about making a snowman with a friend.
  • Write about your best holiday memory.
  • Search dogs must find a lost skier in the mountains.
  • Write about the mountains during a winter storm.
  • Characters are trapped in a tv snow storm.
  • Write about a person who isn’t paying any attention to the weather.
  • An argument breaks out over whether snow is white or blue.
  • Write about a season that you hate.
  • A family goes skiing during the winter.
  • Write about grapefruit.
  • The food would last for weeks, but everyone plans on moving as soon as they see what’s coming.
  • Write about looking out your window at winter.
  • Write about a warm day in winter.
  • Write about the first snowflake of the season.
  • Go skiing with your family.
  • A snowflake escapes a snow globe.
  • Write what happened after this snowball hit the ground.
  • You wake up in a snowglobe. Snow is falling, no way out.
  • Write about making a snowman.
  • Write about a mysterious package that arrives on your doorstep.
  • Trapped inside, you accidentally wipe away your dad’s old secret message…
  • Write about epic feet of snow.
  • Write about an imaginary kingdom or an alien planet.
  • Write about solitude.
  • Write about one of the cold winter days you remember.
  • A character’s feet go numb.
  • Everything turns white, blinding people for a moment.
  • Write about hot chocolate.
  • What are your favorite winter animals?
  • Write about the last snowflake of the season melting.
  • The snow is strangely colored.
  • A hailstorm descends upon your house.
  • Visit a sunken ship full of treasure.
  • Write about winter break.
  • The first day of winter means your parents are sending your brother home from college.
  • Write about what you did a normal day in winter.
  • Share your feelings w.r.t. holidays.
  • Write about a blizzard or winter storm.
  • Are there elves in your neighborhood?
  • A house is violently torn from its foundation and floats high up into the snowstorm.
  • What’s hiding in the snow?  Write about it.
  • Warm soup and cozy by the fire.
  • Three delinquent brothers build a snowman as a prank.
  • Do something kind for a stranger, simply because you wanted to.
  • Write about a snowman who longs for summer.
  • Write a funny poem or riddle.
  • A meteor crashes to Earth, killing everybody.
  • It’s a snowy night and you’re going out to dinner, but have no other plans.
  • Write about where you last sat on the beach.
  • You awaken from a long slumber in the woods…where no one else is around…chill whisper in the wind.
  • Remember when it was so cold that you could walk across the lake?
  • Someone tries to hit a snowflake with a snowball, but the snowflake moves         slowly enough to dodge it.
  • While on vacation, you can smell the rain and humidity before you even see land.
  • A thaw in winter.
  • Write about tasting a snowflake.
  • Everyone in the city decides to play a game.
  • Write about a snowflake.
  • Santa Clause is missing.
  • Write about a child’s dream woken up by falling snow.
  • The trees are covered with snow.
  • A rush-hour traffic jam occurs when a dragon flies overhead and dumps snow on the cars.
  • Write about a past winter.
  • What would you do if you lost all power?
  • The characters dream of Santa vacationing in their new home.
  • An animal, after hibernating all winter, wakes up.
  • Surprisingly, it’s snowing inside the bowling alley.
  • Write the story of your favorite snowflake.
  • Write about your favorite Christmas ornament, and why you like it.
  • Write about a magical winter day.
  • The world has warmed.
  • It snows so hard it causes a black out.
  • Write about a cold and gloomy winter night.
  • What would you like to do when it snows?
  • What would you do if there were no school?
  • Someone creates a portal to another dimension made of snow.
  • Write about being out in the blizzard of ’88.
  • What advice would you offer to winter people?
  • Everyone in town freezes except for your character.
  • Snow delays your journey home.
  • Write about someone who turns invisible and all the things that happen to them.
  • Write about being a dog or cat stuck in the snow.
  • The kid wants to be excused from school due to a severe case of cabin fever.
  • Write about warm light through a crack in the door on a cold wintry night. What does that bright light make you think of?
  • The top hat becomes the most desired accessory.
  • Someone trips over a snowball.
  • Write a story about a winter walk.
  • Someone has stolen your new car. You chase it down and find it was a Santa Claus.
  • A girl and a snowman meet.
  • Write about a winter vacation.
  • Begin a story about life in an igloo.
  • A monster that emerges from the frozen wasteland.
  • You are lost in an arctic region.
  • Write about a scene you would never forget in a snowstorm.
  • Write about the worst winter experience you ever had.
  • Dinner for one. How do you eat with nobody to invite for dinner?
  • Write about the depression of winter. It has been cold and snowy for days and you caught your toes on a sidewalk crack and now you are just a little bit upset about life.
  • Write a lost birthday card.
  • What happens?
  • How do people get from place to place in a region where the snowfall is high?
  • Write about a snow angel.
  • You hear the snow outside your house whispering little secrets.
  • Write about the day when your life changed everything
  • Write about finding ice in the middle of summer.
  • People are stuck inside because of weather conditions.
  • Write about a dream.
  • A flock of geese flying from the west.
  • A squirrel and a bird meet in the snow.
  • Write about a blizzard hitting the city.
  • Return of the Snowman – a sequel to ‘Return to Oz’
  • Write about your favourite winter tradition.
  • A snow day means your school is closed.
  • A bride is caught in a snowstorm right before her wedding.
  • Write about an unlikely hero saving a group of people.
  • Write five lines about writing five lines.
  • Fairy tales, like ice skates and carolers!
  • A cowboy rides a horse through blizzard
  • It’s christmas time, you meet Santa.
  • Mud puddles grow eyes on the first day of spring.
  • It’s terribly cold.
  • Write about a frozen lake.
  • How many snowflakes can you count in ten minutes?
  • During a Christmas party the food all comes to life.
  • Describe a day in the life of a snowflake.
  • Write about an adventure you had while sledding.
  • What is the weirdest thing that ever happened to you on new year’s eve?
  • Write about how people react.
  • Write about your favorite holiday.
  • Write about a strange way of traveling during the winter.
  • A family finds a new-born left out in the snow.
  • The snow collects around you.
  • Write about the first day of snow.
  • Write about sitting by the fire to keep warm.
  • Your car breaks down and you’re stuck in a small town.
  • Write about what the same day looks like in summer and winter.
  • A secret doorway opens up in your bedroom wall.
  • Snow takes over the house.
  • A boy and his snowman.
  • Write about a first date.
  • It’s the first day of a blizzard.
  • It’s so cold in their house that it begins to snow on the inside.
  • An icicle drops and stabs someone.
  • Write about a running snowman.
  • The streets are covered in snow.
  • Write about a snowflake.
  • Identify a word that describes snow.
  • The world is covered by an ice age.
  • Describe the appearance of a polar bear.
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  • A monster made of ice roams the streets.
  • Write about a game you played during the winter.
  • The beginning of spring is when the first flower can be seen in your town.
  • There is a foot of snow on the ground.
  • Write about a holiday you loved as a child.
  • A man builds two snowmen. Write about why he makes identical looking snowmen.
  • How would you spend your entire day if there was no school or work?
  • You see a person pop out of a falling snowflake.
  • Write about your favorite winter sports activity.
  • What is there to do on a snowy day?
  • Snowball fights and games.
  • All the snow begins to sing.
  • Write about a rainy day.
  • Write about the best present you have ever received?
  • A boy gets the first orange in his neighborhood.
  • Don’t compare yourself to others.
  • What do you do on a snowy day?
  • The snowflakes are starting to melt.
  • Write about your memories of going to see snow at Christmas time.
  • Inside a bottle you find a magical potion. What effect will it have on you?
  • Write about a dream you’ve had or are having.
  • A child makes a snow angel.
  • Write about the cold water you find.
  • A mysterious stranger shows up in the neighborhood.
  • Write about a bitter snowflake.
  • Write about a winter fishing trip.
  • Write about how you could be a superhero.
  • Write about water freezing.
  • Write about an unusual friendship between two people.
  • A pickpocket steals someone’s hat.
  • Write a letter to Santa.
  • An unexpected blizzard tumbles their little town in.
  • Your friend is unable to read and you help them out.
  • A phone rings in a dark room.
  • A message in a bottle washed ashore.
  • Icy winds howl as a blizzard approaches.
  • All of the animals are disappearing.
  • Ice skating.
  • Write about a small town in Russia or Italy.
  • An Eskimo falls in love.
  • The town experiences a rare snow in July.
  • There is a blizzard that destroys your home.
  • Write a descriptive bubble in the air with your breath.
  • A boy explains the science of snowflakes.
  • A person is trapped in a snowstorm and seeks safety.
  • Sledding with friends.
  • Write about getting lost in a blizzard.
  • It’s the evening of the Winter Solstice.
  • You’re trapped on a bus with three of your closest friends. How do you react?
  • A terrible blizzard traps you in a cabin with a group of strangers.
  • Write about winter themed ice skating.
  • You see a packet of hot cocoa melting on a cold concrete driveway. Using only the words in the packet of cocoa, write a poem.
  • A sled races down a hill.
  • Write a poem about a snowflake.
  • A defective Santa Claus robot is on the loose.
  • Walking through fresh snow.
  • The wind and snow have come in.
  • Write about someone who built something.
  • Write about a snowball fight.
  • Write about an unseen character.
  • Write about winter in a school setting.
  • You come upon a snow-covered house surrounded by bare trees.
  • Write about a blizzard.
  • You return home to find your sofa on fire. . .what do you do?
  • Write about a fake winter holiday you celebrate.
  • Make a list of the things snow can do.
  • Sending a text after school.
  • Write about your most recent snow adventure.
  • Write about your feelings on a snowy day.
  • Someone you know becomes lost in a blizzard.
  • Family fun with snow!
  • Write about the northern lights.
  • Write about a day by the beach.
  • Write about a powerful experience you had in the winter that later snowed in that experience.
  • Write a poem about snowflakes
  • Someone or something travels with the blizzard.
  • Up close, snowflakes are actually quite beautiful.
  • You come across two lone figures in the city during a snowstorm.
  • Your footprints disappear
  • It begins to snow again, for the first time this year.
  • Someone makes a snow angel.
  • Snowflake Observe a snowflake through an electron microscope.
  • Write about something that has become frozen.
  • Write about family over the holidays.
  • Write about your winter love.
  • Write about an ice sculpture
  • Snow sculpture competition.
  • A mysterious stranger in a dreary town begins creating snow animation that no one else can see.
  • Write about your favorite winter work of art.
  • You find a strange prehistoric stage in your town.
  • Characters encounter each other while walking in a blizzard.
  • Create an entry in your journal.
  • Now, it’s a snowman that has frozen the city.
  • Escape the snowstorm!
  • An ill-prepared man tries to ski over a frozen lake.
  • Write about a hailstorm during the summer.
  • You are a snowflake and you are in love with the girl with a red nose…
  • Write about winter beauty.
  • Write about coming in from the cold.
  • It snows for days.  What’s it like?
  • Write about the last snowman you built.
  • What would you like to do right now?
  • Write about a storm that is a wild power.
  • Tell a story that involves keys .
  • Write about a gift that you gave or received.
  • Write about being stranded in a snowy place.
  • Write about your own winter.
  • Snow begins falling inside of a house.
  • It starts snowing popcorn.
  • Write about something going missing in the snow.
  • It is winter. You are thinking of the past Christmas
  • You are taking a snowy mountain hike.
  • What is your favorite holiday food?
  • Write about a song that you hear on christmas eve.
  • Get caught in a snowstorm and get stuck in a mall overnight.
  • Write about how you are unable to get anything done during the first snowfall of winter.
  • Snow has fallen on the barrier.
  • It is so cold, your spouse begins to freeze to death.
  • Write about a memory from early in the holiday season.
  • Write as if it were cold and write a descriptive paragraph about how you would act.
  • You find a skeleton in the snow.
  • What would you take with you if you were to go camping in the snow?
  • Write a science fiction story about an astronaut landing on another planet covered with snow.
  • Write about lacking something, but getting it in unlikely ways.
  • Write a scene that takes place on the inside of the snow globe.
  • It’s snowing, but it is also raining. Vampires should be white right? WRONG! A black vampire walks into a white snow bank. Write about it! What’s it look like? What does it try to do? What color are the vampire’s eyes while inside the snow bank?
  • Write about a wacky snowman.
  • What are your dreams for the new year?
  • The monster dropped out of the sky and landed on my roof.
  • Write about a bench you sat on that you never saw again.
  • What does your winter coat look like?
  • Write about the winter festival when you were a child.
  • Who is your favorite winter character? What is his/her story?
  • Write about winter.
  • Write a poem that includes the following line “the angel of ice”.
  • Write about an icicle on a window.
  • A character comes across a snow globe and they have to figure out how to get it open without any tools.
  • Write about a hiker stuck in a snowstorm.
  • Remind yourself that the holidays are over by writing a pity party.
  • Write about a day at the beach.
  • A piece of metal of different shapes, especially squares or rectangles placed side by side, the same distance apart.
  • Write a paper on how to survive a blizzard.
  • What kinds of weather do you enjoy?
  • You slip on a patch of ice and fall on your butt.
  • Write about why people should love snow.
  • Write about a piece of winter clothing.
  • Things go on normally in your house. However, the machine’s voice could be heard at a distance when ‘it’ speaks.
  • Write about an adventure in the snow.
  • People drink hot chocolate and watch a Christmas movie while waiting for the power to come back on.
  • Write about good and evil.
  • Write about a winter fairy.
  • Write about a fantastic cold weather race.
  • An old lady always dresses in flowery dresses.
  • Write about someone with more than 100 jobs over the course of their life.
  • A human , werewolf, and vampire are forced to co-exist during the winter. Write about them.
  • Write about your fondest memories of playing in the snow when you were young.
  • Write a letter to someone in another state or country. What would you tell them?
  • Write about the different kinds of snowflake patterns you have witnessed.
  • Write about a storm on the ocean.
  • Write about homeless during the cold months.
  • Write about how you’d wish to spend the new year.
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  • It’s the first day of summer
  • Deal with memory loss in a unique situation.
  • What is the last snowflake to fall?
  • Icy handprints are found all over the house.
  • A snowman begins coming alive.
  • Write about your worst snowstorm or blizzard experience.
  • It’s Christmas Eve. Suddenly a snowflake strikes the window.
  • The day before Christmas and it is your responsibility to get all the gifts.
  • Write about staying inside because of the snowstorm.
  • What does your snow do to motivate you in the winter?
  • How is winter different then it used to be?
  • How does growing up differ from living in the city versus the country? Talk about it in terms of seasons.
  • You wake up trapped inside a snow globe.
  • Write about the first snowfall of the year.
  • Write a short piece that takes place on the first day of winter.
  • What would you do if you were stuck outside in your pajamas?
  • Write about the calendar.
  • Write about a winter day in your life.
  • Write about an alien invasion.
  • Write about the winter solstice.
  • Fleecy clouds
  • Write about a snowy night.
  • Ornithophobia. Gross baby birds.
  • What are your favorite winter foods?
  • You wake up in early winter and see the world covered in snow. Write about it.
  • What would you do if you could fly in snow?
  • Write about a night of insomnia.
  • Write about a case of mistaken identity.
  • You rescue a frozen child.
  • Write about a day when you wished you were under a warm quilt.
  • It suddenly begins snowing.
  • Two strangers fight during a blizzard.
  • Write about the coldest place you’ve ever been. One day supplies start falling from the sky.
  • A winter morning.
  • Find five snowflakes and count the shapes you see.
  • Write about what you did right before the storm hit.
  • A backcountry skier gets lost in the snow.
  • What do you do when it’s too cold to go outside?
  • Write a magical creature that lives in winter.
  • Write about how fun winter can be.
  • Your town is terrorized by a pack of rabid reindeer
  • Write about the blizzard.
  • Write about a weather disaster that has happened to you or someone you know, etc.
  • Write about a day that you spent sledding.
  • Write a story about a blizzard.
  • What you discover is that they’re not just snowflakes, but insects!
  • Someone is building an enormous snowman on your lawn.
  • Write about how you find winter.
  • There is no holiday break because of snow.
  • Write about a day when you have no school.
  • Someone falls in love during winter.
  • Write from the perspective of a young child.
  • It’s Christmas and you need to get a gift for your parents. But you don’t have any money. What do you do? What’s hiding in your snow? Who’s knocking at your door? Write about it.
  • What is the meaning of life?
  • Write about how you would spend your last winter day.
  • Write about a shiny, shining, glittering winter day.
  • Snowball fight!
  • Write about a place that you would like to visit in the wintertime.
  • A strong northern wind blows down from the arctic.
  • Describe hearing the news that a plane/train/auto/boat/bus has gone off a cliff, getting snowed under or caught in a tropical storm/hurricane/tornado?
  • Your nose is cold. Write about it.
  • Write about a dream that you’ve had.
  • A young girl makes a new friend in the snow.
  • Write about a rock band that magically turns people into statues when they hear their music.
  • Write a story in which two people encounter a talking animal in the wilderness.
  • Go sleigh riding with a friend.
  • Write about the time in your childhood that you went sledding for the first time.
  • Something disappears after it gets a little wet.
  • The first snow is here.
  • Write a story about a pet you had as a child.
  • How far would you go if you were given the opportunity to fly?
  • It’s winter in Antarctica and its melting.
  • It’s your birthday and there’s snow.
  • The city streets are frozen and the power goes out.
  • Describe where you work.
  • How do you prepare for unexpected guests?
  • Write about the first snow you ever saw.
  • A child finally gets a chance to play outside.
  • Write from the point of view of a snowflake.
  • A school play is coming up, and the kids have to write an essay about it.
  • Write a poem focusing on the cold or weather.
  • Write about how love feels in the cold season.
  • Write about waking in the middle of the night in the winter.
  • Write about your worst job.
  • A family member disappears during the storm.
  • Write about how you will punish the summer if it comes early during winter
  • Write a story about someone who has to shovel the snow.
  • The first snowfall of the year.
  • Do you like living where you live? Why or why not? Include some details about where you live.
  • Many children are off from school.
  • What are you going to take for lunch today?
  • Please parachute and land in your apartment. Can it be used?
  • The snow storm changes into a blizzard.
  • You wake up and find the house covered in snow.
  • Old Man Winter visits you.
  • Write a short story about a stray cat that finds his way into a café.
  • You notice a magic window in which snowflakes fly.
  • Write about your favorite sledding memory.
  • The first snow.
  • When snow strikes phone lines, phone companies bulldozers free the lines with snow plows.
  • The snow tires the road guard.
  • You meet someone in an elevator with no face.
  • Someone falls through the ice.
  • Write about your Christmases.
  • A snowflake falls in a melting pot.
  • Write about a snow sculpture you saw of someone you know.
  • Write about something being frozen or melting.
  • What’s something you would do with your child if it snowed tomorrow?
  • Write about global warming.
  • Write about the peacefulness.
  • Dress up your main character in winter clothing and place him/her in a winter setting.
  • It begins to snow inside a house.
  • A protagonist must run away from the winter cold.
  • A freezer full of baked waffles appears in your house.
  • Write about a history test
  • What sound does the snow make?
  • Someone throws a snowball that grows increasingly gigantic.
  • Write about a snowy night.
  • Do you have a horror story to share?
  • A robot suddenly awakens and turns everything in sight into other robots.
  • A large snow globe falls out of a window onto a city street.
  • Write about a scene where it snows.
  • The first day without snow.
  • Can littles grow big?
  • A snowed-in day alone or with a friend.
  • It’s winter in Alaska.
  • Write about being stranded in your home just in time for the holidays.
  • A child has to have a snow day.
  • Write about the snow melting.
  • A sleigh ride in April.
  • Make a list of everything you could possibly do in a snowstorm.
  • Write a scene and explain how it would have been written if it were summer… but it’s winter.
  • A snowball fight leads to an avalanche.
  • What do you get for Christmas?
  • Write about your favorite weather.
  • Write about your experience of waking up just as the winter solstice has started.
  • A terrible fight breaks out.
  • You discover a case full of gold.
  • Chewbacca chases you through a blizzard.
  • The city has been attacked by tiny people in red coats of bondage.
  • What the stationmaster sees as his train is about to leave.
  • Write about winter sports.
  • How do you spend your winter vacation?
  • Write about the first day of spring.
  • Two old friends from high school go snowshoeing a messy mountaintop. The friend has changed since high school, circumstances altered them into bastards, but now, through death or snow, they are forced to deal with each other and confront dilemmas in their friendship.
  • It’s raining outside but your character steps outside their window and sees that the sky is clear.
  • Go ice skating.
  • Write about the first day of winter.
  • A snowball fight.
  • Write about a transformer.
  • Write about a scary snow storm.
  • Write about what you did during your last vacation.
  • An avalanche causes an entire road to collapse.
  • Fishing in a giant sandbox.
  • Write about a house party in which you were the only guest who showed up.
  • Write about a ghost who haunts the neighborhood during the coldest month.
  • You catch a snowflake on your tongue.
  • A large snowman is standing in the middle of a city.
  • Write about a winter adventure.
  • Write about a haunted house.
  • Choose several-themed cushions and write a story to go with them.
  • Try to write a story without using verbs or adjectives.
  • Are you a winter person or what?
  • You build a snowman around yourself to keep warm.
  • Write about a family trip in the snow.
  • Write about a day at school on a cold, wintery day.
  • Reasons to hate winter.
  • A blue whale appears out of the storm along the coast.
  • Write about how your New Year went.
  • Unusual weather during winter leads to all sorts of chaos.
  • Journey to the north pole.
  • Write about winter vacation.
  • Write about new year’s resolutions.
  • Flashback to three months ago.
  • Write about a dream.
  • A magnum opus that was buried in the ice of an arctic glacier for the past 100 years, or so, is exposed to the world.
  • People from town fall unconscious.
  • Write about what you would do when your electric power suddenly goes out.
  • You are out sledding when the storm gets worse. What do you do?
  • Write about a warm day in winter.
  • Pretend you are a little kid trapped at home in the snowstorm and try to write a letter to Santa.
  • Your school builds an igloo for recess.
  • Are snow days like you remember them?
  • Write about a white Christmas.
  • A person ends up waking up in the snow. The remaining snow has melted. There was someone there who does not remember their own family.
  • Write about the coldest day in your history.
  • It is your last day on earth. Write about it.
  • The city has to shut down because of the snowstorm.
  • Write about a Gemini child.
  • Write about your favourite winter holiday.
  • Write about the dead of winter .
  • Write about an avalanche.
  • Write about your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse on valentine’s day.
  • It’s your first day on the job as an ice-cream man and suddenly the machine breaks down.
  • Would you rather be in a hot or cold climate? Why?
  • Write about how you used wisdom to solve a problem.
  • What feeling/emotion does winter invigorate/whip your family up in?
  • When it snows, you think about the past. Write a piece on that.
  • Write about a hard day.
  • Why are fairy tales so popular?
  • Write about how you might feel in a blizzard. What happens next?
  • Write about a day you had in the winter.
  • Write about the things you find during your trip to a snow-covered forest.
  • Write two descriptions of what you see in the  snowstorm.
  • A blizzard prevents you from reaching your destination.
  • Write a scene involving cardboard cutouts.
  • Write a letter to a character in your favorite book who had the worst year ever.
  • It is snowing everywhere and you are the last one at the bus stop.
  • The boy has to stay home from school.
  • Write about your place on Earth.
  • Write about what you know about the topic.
  • It is the first day of winter and something exciting happens.
  • Write about trying to warm someone up.
  • Write about the cold.
  • It’s a dark and stormy night…
  • An apocalypse is taking place, but the characters know nothing about it because of the snowstorm that has covered the city.
  • Everybody travels inside for warmth, you are excited for your group’s sledding trip.
  • You just found an ice cream truck in the winter.
  • It’s your birthday! Write about what you would like to receive from your friends.
  • Write about ice skating.
  • Describe the first snow.
  • Paper Airplanes
  • Write about the iciest winter memory you ever had.
  • You are trapped in a cabin during a blizzard.
  • Write about a cloud that follows you around.
  • The first time your school was closed because of the weather.
  • A tough jock decides to become a musician.
  • Write about the ice palace.
  • Write about what you would experience if the internet were media 100% offline.
  • Write about a masked thief that steals in the night.
  • Write about this year’s new year’s theme and color.
  • Write a journal entry on your way to school on a cold, wintery day.
  • A winter fire
  • Spend the night in an old house.
  • Write about the first shoveling of the driveway.
  • A child catches a snowball that wasn’t designed for him.
  • Write about a snowman. Write about yourself as a snowman.
  • Write about a missed connection that turned sour.
  • After the storm the snowmen come to life.
  • A wintry creature comes looking for shelter.
  • It’s snowing and starting to snow even harder.
  • The story of the first snowflake.
  • It’s winter in summer and it’s warm outside.
  • An unexpected visit from someone on christmas eve.
  • What are some tips for keeping warm in the winter?
  • What would you do if you saw a strange creature while outside?
  • A strange phenomenon starts during a snowstorm.
  • The dogs go on a series of risky outings before winter is over.
  • Write about getting stuck in your driveway.
  • Write a story about winter using time travel.
  • Weary and white.
  • A person abandons their sled.
  • Snow is falling and you look out your window to see how much it’s snowed. Write about it.
  • What one thing are you looking forward to when school returns after the new year?
  • Describe how winter arrived in story form in any way.
  • Write about what would happen if everyone turns into zombies except you.
  • Tourists love the village until a snowstorm hits
  • Write about how it feels to carve a snowman into existence.
  • The floor is covered in a three inch deep layer of snow.
  • What does your dream home look like?
  • It snowed too much, and now the power is out.
  • Write about a terrifying storm.
  • Shiver and Barley are now good friends. Write about an imaginary or play date with Shiver.
  • In the middle of summer, write a description of the first snow of winter.
  • On a drive in the snow, you and your family become lost and turn to news and f
  • The first snow of the year.
  • Write a letter as if you were a minister in a historically-accurate village on Christmas.
  • Write about your ideal winter.
  • Write about holding a snowball.
  • The next thing you knew, you were stuck in the snow.
  • Snow traps a person of importance in their house.
  • Write about an incident where you witnessed a miracle.
  • Have the snowman come to life and begin doing mischief in the neighborhood.
  • Write about a winter tradition at your school.
  • Write about what you did over the weekend.
  • Celebrate the new year.
  • Write about a storm that sounds as bad as it was.
  • Write a morning scene with no dialogue.
  • Write about a strong memory between the relationship of a parent and child during winter.
  • Write about how a blizzard is ruining the day.
  • You wake up in the middle of winter.
  • Write about a day without technology.
  • Wind chills are zero degrees and you have to walk through a park on your way to work.
  • A cold day is a particular favorite of yours.
  • Write about a sled ride in a blizzard.
  • Write about what you would do if school was canceled.
  • Add an element that is not listed here. What else can you think of?
  • Global warming really begins to take effect.
  • Write about a winter wedding.
  • What do you do when there’s a snowstorm?
  • Snowballs and scarecrows.
  • It’s the middle of summer, but it’s snowing everywhere you go.
  • Write about a great rainy day.
  • Write about what you were doing during a blizzard.
  • Stuck in a blizzard, you unexpectedly find shelter, where none was to be found.
  • The coffee shop writing prompt
  • It is almost christmas and you have just received your present from santa.
  • Write about a winter fairytale.
  • Someone unknown to you offers you hot chocolate on a cold, winter day.
  • A brother and sister go ice skating.
  • You’re the only person on the road during a blizzard.
  • If your hands got colder than usual what would you do?
  • Write about a rainy day.
  • Write about a snowstorm.
  • Talk about the struggles of winter.
  • It’s the first big snowstorm of the season.
  • Write about an imaginary friend.
  • It is twelve degrees below zero.
  • Make your own snow ornaments.
  • Write about a day when you feel in tune with the season of winter.
  • You enter the cabin of an abandoned ship.
  • The moon decided to visit earth.
  • Create a seating arrangement.
  • Your boss is out of town for the weekend, doing a snow dance in his office.
  • Write about waking up to a winter wonderland.
  • Write about a time when someone’s favorite holiday was a total disaster.
  • Write about a vengeful snowman.
  • Write about a time when you’ve had a grandma-like figure.
  • A detective arrives at your doorstep.
  • Write about shoveling snow.
  • Write about something you enjoy in the cold winter.
  • Write about a time someone you know felt really warm.
  • How might you prepare a major snow storm?
  • What are your child’s favorite objects in between the snow?
  • Write about a snow day.
  • Snow covers the countryside.
  • You hear the crunch of snow under your boots as you walk.
  • It’s time for the annual snow sculpting contest. Write about the winning design.
  • Someone has moved the mountains.
  • What happens when you stay at a hotel in the middle of winter?
  • Pretend you are a snowflake trying to land on a pile of snow.
  • A snowball hits a window unexpectedly.
  • Life begins to slow down.
  • An extremely hot day suddenly turns to ice.
  • Write about packing for a long walk in the snow
  • A number of important historical documents are encased in ice. How do the main characters learn about this and what are the documents?
  • You take shelter in your basement.
  • What would you look like as a snow sculpture?
  • A burrow identical to yours appears in your yard overnight.
  • It’s the first day of winter break.
  • Write about your favorite winter food.
  • Travel by hot air balloon.
  • The ice-dance competition.
  • Write about a person who seems to know everything.
  • Write a letter to Santa Claus.
  • The snow comes down with a fury, fiercer than the strongest wildfire, blanketing the sunlight.
  • A snowflake lands on someone’s hand.
  • The ghost of a forgotten scientist haunts a museum.
  • Write about a snowy road.
  • Mary stops at a cabin, where an elderly man and woman stand in the doorframe in heavy winter clothes.
  • Two friends have a snowball fight.
  • Got any favorite winter reading material? Share them below.
  • You meet with Santa Clause.
  • An hour of your favorite winter song.
  • Write about your peers.
  • Someone lost their gloves.
  • Your dog suddenly goes missing. It’s up to you to find him.
  • You might write one paragraph about each one of them. Think about how you will start and what leads up to it. All your responses should be around the same theme, but they can be as different as you like. You have to arrange all the lead ins so that they gel together to tell the right story.  You have to have all these in one interactive, chronological order, but that order must flow smoothly. This is important because the story must flow well and the reader wouldn’t get bored.
  • Write about the time right before it starts snowing.
  • Write about a Santa without magic powers.
  • A random object begins to snow.
  • Write about a memory where you were completely drenched.
  • A single snowflake becomes a snowman.
  • A man is refreshed as he walks on the snowy ground.
  • Trees are greener in the winter.
  • The winter Olympics.
  • You have a sudden urge to go sledding.
  • Write a story from the point of view of something that is usually stationary, like bunk-beds, trees or doors.
  • Write a description for a time that it began snowing.
  • Write a conversation between a townsperson and a snowman. A friend of yours has to cancel their visit. Write about why.
  • Write a letter from your future self, looking back on this winter.
  • You wake up to find the power is out.
  • Write about a past life.
  • Write a poem or a song about winter.
  • Write about growing up in a house that has the neighborhood uphill, downhill, or across the street.
  • The above are twenty great writing topic suggestions to get your creative juices flowing. This post is something to look forward to as the peters out the window.
  • Write about what snow melting implies to you.
  • The town is polluted and the trees start to die.
  • A narwhal turns human.
  • How do you feel about winter?
  • Write about a snowy day about twenty five years earlier.
  • Use one of the prompt ideas to write a short story.
  • Write about the day the snow arrived.
  • A person is climbing a snowy mountain.
  • A person gets lost in the woods and makes a fire, which they keep warm with stories.
  • Write a story that begins on New Years day and ends during the next year.
  • Write about a person who wakes up in a strange area or location in the winter.
  • Write from the perspective of a character named Snowflake as he heads out for his morning walk in Times Square.
  • You wake up in a bed of snow. What do you do now?
  • Write about a snowstorm.
  • Write about how long winter break lasts.
  • Write about a person who does not like winter. What reasons do they have?
  • A house was being built in the mountains.
  • Write about what winter means to you.
  • Write a story about the night before the first snowfall.
  • Why didn’t you hold onto him?
  • Write about the memories you shared with a close friend.
  • Write from the perspective of a shovel.
  • You go sledding with your pet.
  • Write about something that is impossible.
  • You find a letter in your backyard in the snow.
  • You are hiding in a snowbank, watching through a window as your family sits down to dinner through the snow.
  • Write about a childhood memory.
  • Write about playing in the snow with your childhood friends.
  • Write about something frozen.
  • What is it like to live somewhere without winter?
  • What if it never snowed again?
  • The characters in your story settle down near a fire.
  • An eagle brings a baby bear for the cubs.
  • A talking snowman slowly leads you to his front stoop.
  • Your family is in the car, the sky is pitch black, and along the road are light posts.
  • A dog is trying to find its way home through a snowstorm.
  • When the leaves start falling, you run out onto them and fly through the air.
  • An unexpected snowdrift.
  • The shopping mall is closed due to a storm.
  • Write something about having your camera.
  • Someone builds a snowman around you when you’re out walking.
  • Write about a dream, or a vision you had.
  • Write a story about christmas decorations.
  • Someone gets lost in a snowstorm.
  • Two kids get lost in the woods on a snowy day.
  • Describe the coldest place you have ever been.
  • Write about the discovery of an alien planet.
  • An announcement on TV tells the world that the next day, new snow is going to fall, and it will go on for the next thousand years. It then says it’s the apocalypse.
  • The characters find themselves in the midst of a snowstorm.
  • It’s monsoon season.
  • The Seven Wonders of the World are snowmen versions.
  • What do you do when you wake up after a long winter’s sleep?
  • Write about your favorite season.
  • Write about something you did over the summer.
  • You and your friends are in the city when the snowstorm hits.   You find a building to rest in, but it’s full of monsters.
  • Write about what it would be like if none of the leaves fell from the trees.
  • Write about having the best winter ever.
  • Write a mystery adventure set during winter with the mysterious disappearance of someone or something.
  • Write about a winter walk.
  • Write about a dream you had.
  • Describe a snowflake.
  • Lazy days around the fire.
  • Become an imaginary outdoor winter monster.
  • It’s the first really cold day of winter.
  • Write about a new year’s resolution.
  • Your neighbors are out destroying your property.
  • There is not much food at home.
  • A meteorite drops from the sky.
  • Shall we build a snowman?
  • A winter wonderland of sounds.
  • Write about a winter trip you took.
  • Decepticons are hiding out waiting for an ambush during winter.
  • Write about either a line of new snow along the side of the street or a telephone pole that is painted white.
  • An unexpected blizzard hits the city.
  • Write about the best present you ever received.
  • The main character finds a mysterious gift under the Christmas tree.
  • What does your dream house look like?
  • An uninvited guest shows up at your front door.
  • What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
  • Write about something prehistoric.
  • A snow angel appears before you.
  • A kid gets a snow day.
  • A man forgets to put on a coat and goes outside in the cold.
  • An animal thinks that what he sees outside the window is cruel and unusual punishment.
  • Write about how you first learned how to skate.
  • Make a collage of things that remind you of winter.
  • Write about growing up in the snow.
  • Write about getting trapped in your house by a snowstorm and being given a limited amount of food and water, and what you do to survive until help arrives.
  • You’re trapped at school and it’s snowing.
  • Regretfully, the young  princess can’t use her magic on herself.
  • A snowball hits you…And turns into a snowball dog.
  • Everyone still manages to visit every snowman in town.
  • What happened under the snow after you stepped on it?
  • It’s winter time and you find yourself trapped outside with wolves prowling around you.
  • Write a story set in a winter cabin.
  • Write a story about you and Igloo
  • The snow comes alive to eat people.
  • Vampire is afraid of getting a cold.
  • A robot has a breakdown in the desert.
  • Someone who doesn’t like cold weather complains about the cold even in the middle of winter.
  • Once upon a time.
  • Write about a holiday tradition from your childhood.
  • Suddenly everyone’s heads began to spin.
  • A hunter’s tent is discovered inside a snowdrift.
  • Write about what is hiding outside your window.
  • Write about a New Year’s Eve party.
  • Write about an adventure that you went on today.
  • Write about what you dream one new year’s eve.
  • The sun goes out and snow begins to fall.
  • Write about winter sports.
  • Write about your most memorable snowball fight.
  • Dance with the snowflakes.
  • A giant is frozen in the Arctic.
  • Write a scary story about winter.
  • Write about a cool winter hangout.
  • Snorlax falls from the sky and sits on your neighbors roof.
  • Write the lyrics of a snowman’s song.
  • Write about an experience you’ve had while driving during a snowstorm, blizzard, or icy road conditions.
  • It’s raining, it’s freezing or snowing outside, and you’re stuck inside.
  • Write what happens to the family during a blizzard.
  • Write about something you’d love to do during the winter.
  • Write a short story about a snowstorm.
  • Describe how you feel waking up on your birthday.
  • Write about a warm, relaxing holiday season.
  • It’s the day before christmas. What last minute shopping do you have to do?
  • In zero-gravity no-one can hear your screams.
  • You and your friends build a snowman. Instead, he tells you about a great treasure buried at the beach.
  • People complain about the re-routing of their normal travel.
  • You live in a snow globe.
  • Write about the ocean.
  • A woman lays in her bedroom, staring up at the ceiling.
  • Write about a new character for your story made up of only snow.
  • And every year around winter solstice time, civil defense sirens would go off.
  • Write about perfect snowflake
  • A sledding accident occurs.
  • Write about a secret that has been kept for years.
  • Write about a winter vacation.
  • Someone is trapped outside in the snow and is trying to get inside.
  • Write about winter in your country or town.
  • Frustration is building during a winter waiting period.
  • The snowflakes are tiny elves.
  • A child ventures outside and plays in the snow.
  • Write about the first blizzard of the year.
  • A snow storm leaves you and your family stuck inside for the weekend.
  • Write about what happens next.
  • A blizzard begins far out at sea.
  • A snowman is built at your front door overnight.
  • Write what happened when you were nine.
  • Write about a hike in the woods on an unusually warm day.
  • Write a bedtime story about a snowman.
  • The clouds part to reveal a shooting star. Write about the effect this shooting star has on you/someone else.
  • Write three arguments for having a winter vacation.
  • You cannot leave your snow cave.
  • Write about a restless night.
  • Write about a dream.
  • Write about a winter storm.
  • Write about a winter holiday celebration.
  • Someone befriends a snow spirit.
  • Write about barking dogs and how hard they look for the missing mailman.
  • Write about a stormy day.
  • There is a little girl who suddenly begins to grow in size.
  • Three characters from your favorite story play in a snowball fight.
  • Write a dream that you have had that happened to be related to winter or happened around the first of the year.
  • Write about an instant of beauty from the coldest time of the year.
  • A child catches a snowflake on her tongue.
  • Is there a secret tunnel in your city?
  • Write about a children’s snowball fight.
  • Write about a day in the snow.
  • The snow stays for three days but it continues to snow. It begins to snow earlier in the fall and it stops in the summer. Write a story about what we would do. Write a story about who might be responsible for the change in seasons?
  • Write about a blizzard.
  • Edward Gorey meets the Abominable Snowman.
  • A gust of wind freezes a house.
  • Food Flashback – Prompt for Creative Writing Activity
  • Write about a letter that someone writes to Santa.
  • Two people find shelter in a barn during a snowstorm.
  • You regret burning last year’s Christmas tree.
  • Write about your visit to the dentist.
  • It’s winter! You found a snowflake with a letter inside it. What is the letter and why did it suddenly appear in a snowflake?
  • Write about a letter you once wrote to someone.
  • Write about a snowy landscape.
  • Snowmen come alive.
  • It is the coldest winter on record.
  • Snow falls from trees.
  • Write about the Holiday Season.
  • Write about the color of snow.
  • Describe a snowflake.
  • Write about your winter vacation.
  • Write about what it was like, the threat of invasion, and the fear necatorily spread all over harlem.
  • The sudden arrival of snow helps two friends reconcile their differences. They make snow sculptures and sit by the fire, and make up with each other as a result.
  • Talk about a glorious harvest.
  • You win the lottery on christmas morning.
  • During winter there are often power outages.
  • It’s time for the annual snowball fight! Two teams compete to see who can knock off all of the snowballs.
  • Write about the first warm day of winter.
  • Write about that one part of winter you can’t stand.
  • Write about a scenic winter memory.
  • You wake up and see the world is white.
  • It’s the first day of winter.
  • What would happen if it suddenly began to snow on Christmas Day?
  • Write about the last time you had to stay at a friend’s house or at a stranger’s house.
  • Write about the first snowfall of the season.
  • Two children find an unusual creature in the snow.
  • A small puppy grows older each day in the brutal cold.
  • Write about a cold wind.

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