Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompts:
Describe Your Perfect Childhood Day

Practice your copywriting skills with this prompt from The Professional Writers’ Alliance (PWA).

With this Write Now! exercise, practice your storytelling and power of description.

This video by Jen Adams is all about becoming a master storyteller. By using vivid descriptions, bright adjectives, and powerful emotions, your persuasive writing skill will skyrocket. (Or read the transcript below.)

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All right, so one of the first stories that you’re able to tell yourself is actually the story of your perfect day. A pair of linguists were studying their daughter, they wanted to see how her language skills developed, and so they were recording her in her crib at night. And the stories she was telling herself to go to sleep was the story of her ideal day.

Now, you don’t have to go all the way back to when you were two, or even younger. Think about when you were five, what was your perfect day like? Did you spend it with friends? Were you with your family? What did you eat? What did you wear? Where did you go?

Write it down, and then read it over, maybe laugh a little, reflect on those days, and then bring it up to when you were a teenager. When you were 15, what was your ideal day? If you could do whatever you wanted without your parents telling you what to do, maybe without having to go to that first job, how would you spend that time? Bring it to life on the page.

And then, just for fun, bring it up to now. What is your perfect day right now? And I think, once you’ve written that out and you’re looking back on all your perfect moments, you’ll be able to step forward and write whatever you want today for the perfect life you’re about to have now.

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Published: July 26, 2017

4 Responses to “Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompt: Describe Your Perfect Childhood Day [video]”

  1. My perfect day when I was very young, I'm not sure of my age, I may have been 9 or 10. It was summer and raining outside. I loved to go swimming, but rarely got to unless my grandfather came to visit and took me and my siblings. My parents never did, my mother never drove and my father was only home on weekends. It must have been a Saturday because my dad was home. Anyway, I put my swimsuit on and went outside and got drenched by the rain! I didn't stay out long, because it was also storming. But, I took the chance to get soaked. I loved it!

    RoseyOctober 19, 2018 at 4:13 pm

  2. My perfect day, when I was a child was endless amounts of playing outdoors, making mud pies. The smell of fresh cut grass and having butterflies dance around my head.
    My perfect day as a teen....NO homework, no chores.....just being outside with my friends and looking for four leaf clovers.
    My perfect day now, being outside with my daughter playing two-square 2.0 (our own version of two-square) the sell of flowers blooming in the distance and the hint of a breeze in the distance.

    Guest (Whitney)April 26, 2019 at 5:55 pm

  3. My perfect day as a 5 year old was my first cherry pie. Grandma let me help her put it together. I remember picking the pie cherries off the tree in the backyard. The whole process was so amazing.
    When I was 9 we moved to the country and I got my first horse. Needless to say that to was amazing.
    Today, after 27 year with horses, I got to choose getting on that horse and riding up high in the mountains, horse camping, and the absolute feeling of pure freedom

    MusickApril 30, 2019 at 9:37 pm

  4. When I was about ten, my perfect day was to accompany my mom to the market. She shopped for groceries. I "feasted" on the gorgeous colors and scents of flowers for sale.
    As a teenager my perfect day was to spend Saturdays with my cousins. We would take the bus into town and have savory meat pies and juice at a favorite cafe.
    Nowadays my perfect day is when I can read, write, and blog about the stories I'm reading.
    A lovely prompt - a wonderful way to recall bygone days! Thank you.

    lisa25August 9, 2019 at 1:10 pm

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