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Creative Writing Ideas for Summer
The sun is beaming, kids are laughing and steak is cooking on the grill, because it's summertime! Summer is a great time to get out and be active. Whether it be something simple, like going to the pool with friends or something exotic like going to the caribbean for a vacation, summer is full of fun and excitement. After living out those carefree moments of pure paradise with friends or loved ones, take a few moments to create a "written photograph" of those extra special memories you never want to forget. For example, let's say you spent time with a lot of friends at the beach. Begin by describing what you felt, heard, smelled, experienced, even tasted. Explore all the senses related to that memory: how the sun and sand felt on your skin, the sound of the breeze and the waves, the smell and the taste of the salt from the ocean, the joy of laughing together, and other simple details. These moments can develop into great summer stories, because they are events and feelings that you, the writer, have experienced. Writing these "photographs" down on paper while they are still fresh in your mind will help you relay and convey the emotions you felt to the reader in a way that makes them feel as if they were there with you.
If you find yourself stuck on what to write about or what moments are good to capture here are some prose questions to think about:
Where did the moment take place?
What were the background sounds?
Did you feel like that place or being with those friends was a paradise?
Why were you in this moment? (were you trying to escape reality, were you just absorbed in the moment, etc...)
When did you realize your full joy and happiness within the moment?
How did you feel when you had to leave that moment?