Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompts:
Write a Vacation Postcard

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

In this Write Now! exercise, you’ll discover how to write powerful copy in a very small space … where every word counts.

Watch this video by copywriter Christy Goldfeder to get your imagination going! You’ll write about a vacation spot or experience that left a great impression on you. (Or read the transcript below.)

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Think about a favorite place that you’ve traveled to on vacation. Remember what it felt like to be on a break, away from your every day routines. And remember everything that that you loved about it.

What kind of place is it? Did you go to the beach, or the mountains or tour a city? What were your favorite parts of the trip?

In this Write Now! Exercise, use your memories to write a vivid postcard to a friend. Use as much descriptive language as you can and think about what words describing the sights, flavors, sounds, and scents paint the picture.

Remember, you only have a small space to write, so make your descriptions count.

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Published: July 19, 2017

2 Responses to “Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompt: Write a Vacation Postcard [video]”

  1. The mountain you can see through the large meadow is turning different shades of purple as the sun is replaced by the moon. The stars seem so close and twinkle like glitter. The air is cool, crisp and clean with the scent of pine trees and tall meadow grass. You can here a coyote in the distance and close by a river babbling over rocks.

    Someone just stated the camp fire and the smoke currels and dances up into the night sky I can hear a guitar being played and voices joining in. Inhale, exhale.

    MusickApril 30, 2019 at 9:53 pm

  2. Bay shores. Quay and Huge Park. Sunny afternoon. Lots of people. Piers. Shops selling fish, crabs, lobsters. Picnic basket. 20 mile Sea wall around the Bay! Hiking trails, evergreens, lagoon. Ducks, sandpipers, Canada geese. Sandy shores. Melt-in-mouth salmon sandwiches, tangy slaw, sweet tangerines. Inside park small plaza. Fountains. Coffee and ice cream. Chocolate cake! Down another trail, to the shores. By the rocks. Sea gulls. Surf far out at sea. Visit again!

    lisa25August 16, 2019 at 1:57 pm

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