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 April:
It’s a different time for all of us. We may be adapting to a work from home schedule, juggling kids and projects, or otherwise feeling out of our element. We may be worrying about friends, family, and finances. This is not the time to add more pressure by stressing over word counts. Write if it helps you cope. Write if it brings you joy. Write if you can. Here are a few prompts I hope might inspire you.
- In April of 1860, the Pony Express began service. Use the idea of a lost letter as the basis for your story.
- Now maybe the time to write a romance! How about a friends to lovers tale featuring roommates stuck together in quarantine?
- Try your hand at poetry. Write one short poem for every color of the rainbow – violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red.
- So you think being stuck in the house during the virus is difficult? What about the challenges we’d face onboard a generation starship? Make this the setting of your science fiction novel.
- Use the words quarantine, vaccine, and rain in the opening of your story.
Writing prompts can help kick-start our creative process, so… Ready. Set. Write on, writers!