April Writing Prompts

I’ve noticed quite a bit of apathy in the blogging realm lately.  And most people are either telling me that they’re out of ideas or expressing the desire for a break from the ordinary.  With those thoughts in mind, I aim to spice things up this month to fuel the lack of inspiration that seems to be contagious.  I’m hopeful that these whimsical combinations will light a fire underneath some of you and set your minds ablaze.  Don’t give up!  😉 ~M xo

  1. Juicy jokes and buttered books
  2. Lost loves and unlickable lollipops 
  3. Battened hatches and big dippers
  4. Windy slopes and flying horses 
  5. Twirly birds and twinkled toes
  6. Soft centers and chewy bits
  7. Foaming oceans and secret potions
  8. Masked men and stolen kisses
  9. Cursed pens and bleeding paper
  10. Puffed pastries and bric-a-brac
  11. Downtrodden doozies and winded waxers
  12. The tower of terror and Autumn’s lair
  13. Guardians of the graveyard and the mushroom forest 
  14. Inky blackness and the faintest glow of light from around the door
  15. Hip hopping hoodlums and rash inducing radishes 
  16. Rosy red petunias and pretty pickled peanuts
  17. The sorcerers staff and the wise child
  18. Spoiled brats and games like that
  19. Vibrant verbena and alabaster artichokes 
  20. Fizzy treats and powdered elephant ears 
  21. Succulent sisters and blazing blisters
  22. Cranberry shag carpet and glinting gizmos
  23. Frog pudding and dilapidated doorways
  24. Baby basil and contagious hiccups
  25. Smelly smells and freaky finds
  26. Crazy crawfish and mushy mud pies 
  27. Gibberish gents and dog-eared doohickies 
  28. Salty succotash and pencil toppers
  29. Bent bristles and blended bananas
  30. Creepy crud and Elmer Fudd

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.  

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