writing prompts, notebook

Welcome to Writing Wednesday! This is a weekly feature at Cask & Quill where we try out writing prompts, share our experiences and inspire and encourage each other to write. All experience levels are welcome! Check out the introductory post here.

Today’s Prompt:

Make a word association list beginning with a random word of your choosing.

This one is a little bit different than we’ve done in the past. We’re doing word association lists today. Basically you create as big a list as you can beginning with one word and adding another and another based on what the word before it makes you think of. Try to do them as quickly as you can, working from instinct and first thoughts. For example:








…and so on. Either time yourself and see how many you can think of or try to get to fifteen words and see where you end up and how far away from the original word you got. Your associations don’t have to make sense to anyone, even you! Just write what first comes to mind. Go back afterward and see if you can follow your train of thought. Does your list work backwards, too? This is a fun chance to get you thinking about words and how they’re connected and their many meanings.


Write or copy your list into the comment box below so we can be inspired by you! And/or take it to Instagram! Pair a photo with what you’ve written and share it using #QuillClub. Please tag me @caskandquill if you like!

If you’re not feeling up to sharing what you’ve written, that’s okay! You can still participate by checking in with a comment or sharing an IG photo of your notebook or something. Let us know how it went or what you learned from this week’s exercise!


Happy writing!




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