Write On, Writers! Writing Prompts for May

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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!

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Tabitha Lord is the award-winning author of the HORIZON series. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, four kids, two spoiled cats, and lovable black lab.

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