2024 Summer Creative Writing Exercises

Are you looking for summer creative writing exercises? The summer months are the perfect time to let your creativity blossom. These summer-themed creative writing exercises are designed to spark your imagination and hone your skills—offering a delightful blend of challenges and inspiration to keep you engaged throughout the season.

Whether you're an experienced writer or just starting, these exercises prompt you to explore new ideas and enhance your writing abilities. Grab your favorite pen and journal, find a cozy spot, and start your exciting journey of self-expression and storytelling. Let's make this summer a season of inspiration and growth!

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5 Summer Creative Writing Exercises

Exercise 1: One With Nature

Prompt: Spend time outside observing nature. Write a piece inspired by what you see, hear, and feel.


  • Spend at least 15 minutes outside, observing your surroundings.
  • Take notes on what stands out to you.
  • Write a 300-500 word piece inspired by your observations.
  • Use descriptive language to convey the beauty and mood of the natural world.
  • Sketch nearby fauna or flora.

Exercise 2: Character on a Summer Adventure

Prompt: Write about a character on a summer adventure who experiences unique challenges along the way.


  • Spend 10 minutes brainstorming your character’s traits, background, and motivations.
  • Create a summer adventure that would challenge or highlight your character’s traits.
  • Write a 500-700 word scene or story.
  • Focus on showing your character’s personality through their actions and dialogue.
  • Build suspense and excitement through your narrative.
  • Consider a twist or surprise ending.

Exercise 3: Summer Dialogue

Prompt: Write a dialogue between two characters with different views on a summer activity (e.g., one loves the ocean, while the other enjoys the safety of a pool).


  • Spend 5 minutes outlining each character’s perspective.
  • Write a 300-500 word dialogue.
  • Pay attention to the natural flow of conversation and use dialogue tags sparingly.
  • Try to reveal something deeper about each character through their words.

Exercise 4: Postcard Stories

Prompt: Imagine you are sending a postcard from a summer destination. Write a short story on the back of said postcard.


  • Choose a summer destination (real or imaginary).
  • Sketch the front and back sides of the postcard.
  • Write a brief story (100-200 words) that could fit on the back of a postcard.
  • Focus on being concise and evocative.
  • Experiment with different perspectives (e.g., first-person, third-person).

Exercise 5: Summer Memory

Prompt: Write a vivid description of your favorite summer memory. Focus on using sensory details to bring the scene to life. Describe the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and memories you experienced.


  • Spend 10 minutes brainstorming your favorite summer memories.
  • Choose one memory to write about in detail.
  • Aim for 300-500 words.
  • Write about why this experience impacted you the most and how you plan on creating more memories.

As you embark on your summer creative writing journey together, dive deep into your imagination and embrace the joy of writing. Each exercise allows you to explore new ideas and develop creative writing skills.

Share your stories, reflections, and experiences—let's inspire and support each other as we write this summer! Are you ready to take on these creative writing exercises and make this summer unforgettable?



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