Write Right Now (Water Edition)


For this week’s creative prompts, the theme is water. Take a few minutes, or more, to consider our life source—or art it out, whatever your medium may be.

  • Remember a time when your body was fully submerged in water—even if only for an instant. Write about it.
  • Describe your morning hot drink preparation in great detail, as though for someone completely unfamiliar with it.
  • Write a scene, story, or some stanzas involving the destructive power of water.
  • Read ‘Rain’ by Kathleen Norris, and use it as a model to write about an experience of having come to understand some aspect of weather in a new way.
  • Use images of underwater ghost towns as creative inspiration.
  • Plan an imagined year-long ocean voyage. Include itinerary, company, provisions, and packing list. Be as spare or luxurious as you like.
  • Let this Arctic icebreaker provide the background soundtrack for your writing time.
  • ‘The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea’ (Karen Blixen writing as Isak Dinesen). Use this quote as a starting point.
  • Write about thirst, whether for water, or for something intangible.
  • Select an antique water map to use as a diving off point.

Did you miss earlier prompts lists? Here they are.
Like what you’ve written? Put it away for a week, then revisit and when it’s ready to go, submit. If you have feedback, or ideas for prompts, please get in touch.
[Photograph of Montana’s Flathead Lake by Submittable team member Kelly Hart]

Submittable Creative Team