August 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts. The following prompts 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

  1. Strawberry kisses
  2. Lavender lullabies
  3. Abbreviated disclosure
  4. Pictures of the past
  5. Paisley prints and peppermints
  6. Hoping for a miracle
  7. Tunnel of love
  8. Saving grace
  9. A beautiful mess
  10. Willy Winky
  11. Embellished truths
  12. Acorn pie
  13. Goody goody gumdrops
  14. Salty satire
  15. Pickled picnics
  16. Mosquitos and mud pies
  17. A conscious choice
  18. The doorway to hope
  19. Secret messages
  20. The pendant
  21. Socialites
  22. Screams of passion
  23. Vintage heirlooms and her
  24. Toaster pastries
  25. Feminine fiasco
  26. Choice words
  27. Inspired by a flea
  28. Shriveled succulents
  29. Hasty decisions
  30. Her promise
  31. The dreaded thread of fate

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.  


Photo credit: This above photo is my own personal photo which I recently took at a place called, Luray Caverns. Use of this photo is allowed with proper attribution. Thank you… ~M

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