It’s sweater weather—the perfect time to throw another log on the fire, sip some hot cocoa, and settle in for a productive writing session. To help you warm up and spark your creativity, Writer’s Relief has found the best winter-themed visual writing prompts.
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Winter Writing Prompts
In these frigid temperatures, no one should be out this far north, and definitely not driving. Who made these tracks and where do they lead?
It’s late in the evening and they’re both reading books by the fire. Suddenly, there’s a knock at the door. Who is it?
On the first day the aurora borealis appears, this isolated fishing village performs a peculiar tradition they believe will ensure their nets are always full. What happens now?
A winter night at the city’s ice skating rink. Describe the scene in a letter to someone who used to live nearby.
You open your front door and find this sleigh awaits. Where does it take you?
The old man said there was a big snow fort in the forest, but you never pictured this! As you walk closer, a door opens. Who beckons you to enter?
After everyone makes their holiday wishes, Ted clears his throat. “Here’s what I wish for…”
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