Noun, Verb, Adjective Writing Activity

Hey y’all, it’s time to bring out an oldie. You know Mad Libs? Well what if that but you have to actually write the story when your friend gives you the adjective “smooshed”?

Description:Everyone writes down two nouns, two verbs, and two adjectives and puts them on little slips of paper to add to the 3 piles (nouns, verbs, adjectives). The piles are mixed and everyone choose one of each pile and writes some work using those three things as inspiration.

You can force yourself to use the words into your piece, or just use them as a jumping off point. Whatever boats your float.

What is Love?


I’m sorry, I had too. But it’s the day after Love day! Now I know not all of my lovely club members like romance as much as I do, but that’s okay. We’re doing love stories today, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add your own flair to it.

Pick one of the following tropes and write a story, poem, etc. using that trope:

  • Enemies to Lovers: When the two leads of a novel start to realize that their feelings of loathing are actually feelings of love. On top of fighting in some other sort of way, they’re fighting their true feelings, which is the best kind of fighting.
  • Childhood Friends: Sweet love is great. It’s fluffy and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. When two friends who’ve known each other since they were kids realize when they’re older that they are hopelessly, madly in love with one another.
  • Slow Burn:  Those quick glances at each other, those meaningful conversations, and finally after the whole winding journey confirm their relationship.
  • Forbidden Love: Here, our couple is attracted to each other, but can’t admit it because of forces that forbid them from being together. But it doesn’t change the fact that they’re in love.
  • Fake Relationship: There comes a time in the life of many a protagonist when they need to pretend to have a significant other.  There are all sorts of reasons to grab a buddy and ask them to pretend to date you. Just know that along the way, there might be awkwardness or even jealousy, and then real feelings might start to creep in. This platonic fake bae might actually be your One True Love.


Genre Prompts 2019

Everyone gets the same prompt to work on this week, but with a twist. Everyone will get a different genre to work in.

Prompt: There’s an old man sitting in a rickety wooden chair, fishing through a hole in the ice on a frozen lake. A loud cracking sound reverberates across the lake’s surface, and he feels the ice shift beneath him. He scurries, but the hole expands too quickly, and he goes into the icy water. What happens next?

Regular-Ass Genres for Noobs:

  • Mystery – fiction dealing with the solution of a crime or the revealing of secrets
  • Science fiction – story based on the impact of actual, imagined, or potential science, often set in the future or on other planets
  • Fantasy – fiction in a unreal setting that often includes magic, magical creatures, or the supernatural
  • Realistic fiction – story that is true to life
  • Horror – fiction in which events evoke a feeling of dread and sometimes fear in both the characters and the reader

Extreme Genres for Cool People:

  • Classic– fiction that has become part of an accepted literary canon, widely taught in schools
  • Crime/detective– fiction about a crime, how the criminal gets caught, and the repercussions of the crime
  • Fable– legendary, supernatural tale demonstrating a useful truth
  • Fairy tale– story about fairies or other magical creatures
  • Folktale– the songs, stories, myths, and proverbs of a people or “folk” as handed down by word of mouth
  • Historical fiction– story with fictional characters and events in an historical setting
  • Humor– usually a fiction full of fun, fancy, and excitement, meant to entertain and sometimes cause intended laughter; but can be contained in all genres
  • Magical realism– story where magical or unreal elements play a natural part in an otherwise realistic environment
  • Meta fiction(also known as romantic irony in the context of Romantic works of literature) – uses self-reference to draw attention to itself as a work of art while exposing the “truth” of a story
  • Mythology– legend or traditional narrative, often based in part on historical events, that reveals human behavior and natural phenomena by its symbolism; often pertaining to the actions of the gods
  • Mythopoeia– fiction in which characters from religious mythology, traditional myths, folklore and/or history are recast into a re-imagined realm created by the author
  • Suspense/thriller– fiction about harm about to befall a person or group and the attempts made to evade the harm
  • Swashbuckler– story based on a time of pirates and ships and other related ideas, usually full of action
  • Tall tale– humorous story with blatant exaggerations, such as swaggering heroes who do the impossible with nonchalance
  • Western– fiction set in the American Old West frontier and typically in the late eighteenth to late nineteenth century


Are Your Hands Wet?