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Food for thought: Our favorite Thanksgiving writing prompts

Don't let a full belly cause a case of writer's block. These festive exercises will help you write through even the strongest of food comas.

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Turkey time

This prompt doesn’t just ask you to imagine an unexpected Thanksgiving guest – it also asks you to experiment with POV.


Giving thanks

Thanksgiving writing prompt

What happens when a turkey comes to dinner?


Black Friday blues



What better place to do a character study than the chaos and intense emotions of an early-morning Black Friday mob?

Prompting thanks

Thanksgiving: A man and his pet turkey

Let your imagination run wild with this prompt, which asks you to write a piece about this unusual dinner in any genre of your choosing.


Food for thought

Cranberry jelly straight from the can sits on an elegant white plate.

It may not be polite to play with your food, but who says you can’t write from the perspective of it?  


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Thanksgiving marks the beginning of hunting season – and one of these fictional hunters has a secret


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Thanksgiving writing prompt

What will this pilgrim and turkey inspire you to write this Thanksgiving?


A cozy Thanksgiving murder mystery prompt

A cozy Thanksgiving murder mystery writing prompt


Which one of your characters will step up to solve a Turkey Day murder mystery?



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