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Today, Americans are celebrating our independence. It’s a day full of cookouts and fireworks and enjoying the sun. It’s also a great day for a writing prompt!

Independence Day Writing Prompt

Yesterday, Jeff wrote about the many forms of independence. Today, let’s take a look at celebration.

Fourth of July Writing Prompts

Here are your prompts:

  1. What does the Fourth of July mean to you? Write about a memorable Fourth of July you’ve experienced.
  2. What does the character in your work in progress celebrate? Write a scene about them celebrating their favorite holiday or occasion.
  3. An overenthusiastic amateur pyrotechnician organizes an elaborate fireworks display—but something goes terribly wrong. What happens next?

What makes the Fourth of July special to you? Let us know in the comments.


Choose one of the writing prompts above. Then, take fifteen minutes to tell your story. When you’re done, share your practice in the comments, and be sure to leave feedback for your fellow writers!

Alice Sudlow
Alice Sudlow
Alice Sudlow has a keen eye for comma splices, misplaced hyphens, and well-turned sentences, which she puts to good use as the content editor of The Write Practice and Short Fiction Break literary magazine. She loves to help writers hone their craft and take their writing from good to excellent.
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