Zoey

Canine Writing Prompts

In All About Me, Being Cute, Shelley Widhalm on May 4, 2014 at 11:30 am

Zoey the Cute Dachshund chews on some good ideas for writing.

Zoey the Cute Dachshund chews on some good ideas for writing.

This week, Shelley (my BFF) is going on and on about writing prompts, but I think she should consider these photos as prompts toward happiness. The truth of the matter is that I am very, very cute and looking at me prompts feelings of glee.

If the pictures don’t work, here are some other writing prompts for writing about dogs:

• Describe your dog’s looks and compare them with his/her personality.
• Look up a fact about dog behavior and describe what your dog does that’s similar.
• Try to see the world from the eyes or the nose of a dog. What do you smell that you normally don’t notice?
• Pretend you’re a cat and don’t want to have anything to do with dogs. What will you do, especially if a dog is brought home to live with you? How will get along?
• Recall memories of your dog’s puppy years and tell those stories.
• Pretend your dog can talk back when you talk to him or her. What about when you say, “No, don’t do that,” or “Come here,” when there are more desirable things elsewhere.
• What does your dog do on a typical walk? What does he/she notice?
• Does your dog like rawhide or a particular treat? What does this say about him or her?
• Write about one of your dog’s favorite toys. What does it make you think about and what emotions does it evoke?
• Walk down the aisles of a dog store and see what happens.
• Explain what happens when you try to dress your dog.

These prompts are just a start. If you want to see what kind of prompts my BFF Shelley came up with, go to shelleywidhalm.wordpress.com.

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