Write On, Writers! Writing Prompts for October

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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 prompts for October:

Pumpkins, campfires, hayrides, and Halloween. October is the most fall-like month of the fall! The spooky theme of the season can provide plenty of inspiration for our stories. Here are some prompts to help kick your creativity into gear.

  • Use the words spice, crimson, and pumpkin pie in a scene.
  • Reinvent your favorite urban legend with a scary twist.
  • On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles broadcast the story War of the Worlds, panicking millions of people who thought it was real. Use the idea of a fictional broadcast to start your novel.
  • Feature a modern-day witch trial in your story.
  • Abandoned buildings can provide food for the imagination! Kick your scene off in an old hospital, factory, house, or asylum.

Prompts can help kick-start our creative process, so… Ready. Set. Write on, writers!

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About Author

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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