Teacher: Matthew Little
Weekly Write 4
“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


Weekly Write Overview

Every week we have a short writing assignment:

  • Your submission should be about 120 words long, or half a page double-spaced.
  • Please be honest in your writing – I am not paid to mark google translate – I prefer that you write without too much aid from translation devices. You are not marked for grammar so long as you take my feedback seriously (which may include grammar advice).
  • The format doesn’t matter (Word document, photo of your writing, e-mail etc.), and it can be submitted on Canvas or through email (matthew.little@mpsd.ca).
  • I will provide feedback and/or proofreading for each of your submissions.
  • The next weekly write will be posted Wednesday.

Choose the prompt that most interests you.

Toggle the drop down bar to see each of the 4 Writing Prompts:

Prompt 1: Superpower

A classic question you’ve probably answered before:

Prompt: If you could have a super power, what would it be?


In order to match the word count, consider what you would do with that super power, how it would feel to use etc.

Prompt 2: Time is of the Essence

Prompt: Explain what is happening in this image and why it is happening.


Write about what led up to this moment, or think about what is about to happen. Your explanation can be serious or silly.

Prompt 3: Fantasy Recommendation

I appreciate Indian Booktuber’s ranking from easiest to hardest reads.

If you are a fan of the fantasy genre and would like some of my recommendations, consider these series:

  • Harry Potter
  • The Hobbit
  • A Wizard of Earthsea
  • The Blue Sword
  • The Hero and the Crown
  • Terry Pratchett’s juveniles
  • The Percy Jackson books
  • The Chronicles of Narnia

Prompt: What fantasy TV show, Movie, Novel, Comic or Graphic Novel/Manga do you recommend? Why do you recommend it?


You can state who you would like to recommend your choice to, it doesn’t need to be me.

Prompt 4: Life's Soundtrack

Prompt: If your life had a soundtrack, what is happening as this song is playing?


Alternate prompt: Choose your personal theme song. What makes this song a good choice?