It’s that time…
We all need a little inspiration sometimes, so on the first Monday of every month, we’ll post a series of writing prompts intended to motivate you. Use these prompts to write a scene, short story, or maybe even the start of a new novel.
Your Writing Prompts for May
Spring is finally taking hold where I live in New England, and the May flowers should be blooming any minute! But it’s certainly a different kind of world with the quarantine impacting our day to day lives. In my post last week, I talked about trying to find a balance between setting a schedule that accomplishes something, and being gentle with myself. To keep our creativity going during such a stressful time, you might consider relaxing your writing rules around productivity, or maybe you’ll want to try writing something completely different. Whatever the case, a creative prompt might help.
- In May of 1937, the Hindenburg burst into flames. What if it had successfully made its transatlantic flight? Imagine a modern world where dirigibles are the preferred mode of transportation. Cast your main character as a pilot of one such craft.
- Begin your romantic comedy at a May Day celebration.
- Use the words lilac, nest, and sunshine in your opening scene.
- Create a grown-up fairytale set in an enchanted forest.
- If you want to go a little dark, how about a murder mystery featuring college friends on a yearly fishing trip at a secluded cabin.
Writing prompts can help kick-start our creative process, so… Ready. Set. Write on, writers!