Welcome to another month of writing prompts. The prompts below are ones I’ve used in the past for my own writing efforts, but to my knowledge have never been published. After nearly four years of posting writing prompts for all of you, it is getting harder to keep track of what I’ve posted and what I haven’t. So please forgive me if you see a duplicate prompt from time to time. Have a great month everyone! 😉 ~M xo
- A bottle of hope sat on the shelf
- Her kisses were all that he craved
- Pickle juice
- Enraptured by her beauty he could think of nothing else
- Hot cross buns
- His tummy rumbled and his feet grumbled
- Time stole his most prized possession
- He grew impatient as dawn slowly turned to dusk
- The spoiled soup had turned to goop
- The boy who read her
- Lollipop trees and sugar filled seas
- She tickled my senses
- Grabbed from behind
- The tunnel took me there
- Soft skin
- Misty mornings
- 1, 2… buckle my shoe
- Paupers and peppercorns
- Icy flames
- Beggars can’t be choosers
- Treading lightly
- The land of light
- Genuine discourse
- Tears hidden in the rain
- The honeymoon
- Lit with desire
- Felt and bobbles
- Peanuts and popcorn
- Teenage drama
- Wishes and waterfalls
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.
As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!
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.