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 prompts for November:
For some of us, November means NaNoWriMo. Whether you are committed to writing 50k words this month, or you’ve set another, more modest goal, a good prompt can launch a story. Rather than presenting seasonal themes, this month I’ll offer something for various genres. Take your pick and dive in!
- From Bloody Mary to chain letters, urban legends hold a fascinating place in pop-culture. Pick your favorite urban legend and give it a new, decidedly scary, twist.
- Speaking of urban legends, as a kid, I was obsessed with stories about the Bermuda Triangle. How about a tale of modern-day investigators who actually find an alien object on the ocean floor right in the middle of the triangle?
- Your main character has the wrong address for Thanksgiving and shows up for dinner at a stranger’s house. Use this scene to launch a romantic comedy.
- On November 1, 1848, the first medical school for women opened in Boston. Start here to craft your historical fiction novel.
- If you prefer more flexibility with your prompts, use the words threadbare, cynical, and gallivant somewhere in the opening page.
Prompts can help kick-start our creative process, so… Ready. Set. Write on, writers!