Happy New Year everyone! It’s hard to believe another year is gone. I decided to team up this month with Dorinda Duclos to create some awesome prompts for all of you. She wrote half of them, so let’s see if any of you can figure out which one’s she wrote verses the one’s I wrote. I think it was sort of funny how we both had similar ideas. Please leave some feedback and let me know if you are enjoying the longer prompts. If you’d like me to go back to writing the shorter ones, I’d be happy to oblige. Enjoy! ~M
If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.
Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones. Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer. Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts. Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write! Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.
I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like. And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense. The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day. Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.
And one last thing before I forget! I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts. Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial. 😉
January Writing Prompts
- A lifetime of laughter could have saved them all.
- As she walked to the end of the wooden boards, the stars spoke to her.
- Every inch of his body sensed her presence.
- A brilliant light shined from the other side of the lake.
- Milky white peaks charmed their senses.
- Beyond the forest glen, the realization struck her.
- She read aloud to the sounds of crashing waves.
- A distant shore was all that remained.
- Swept away with the wind, her hair looked a mess.
- The boat was empty, except for one lone fish.
- Prepared for battle, she made her presence known.
- The stone path through the woods lead her nowhere.
- The answer rested quietly inside the belly of the broomstick.
- The storm raged on without any hope of being saved.
- And as she walked away, she took it all with her.
- She was nothing but common until she donned the mask.
- Fate took a turn for the worse at the fork in the road.
- The pebbles devoured the succulents, one tasty morsel at a time.
- One last yank then a pull and the landing was clear.
- A braver attempt had never before been seen.
- The glittery gem held all the secrets of the past.
- It was a ludicrous request but one that drew his attention.
- Reflections in the water completed the circle.
- The universe just wasn’t big enough for both of them.
- The recording was all the proof they needed.
- Time was running out and his watch had stopped dead.
- She did exactly what she was told never to do.
- As they chatted away, he needed to find a way out.
- Slipping between the seams, there was no turning back.
- A simple reason was all she needed.
- And completely by mistake, the switch was made.