August Writing Prompts

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Here are the new writing prompts for August.  I got bored one day while stuck at a store that carried paint, and got some of my ideas from their paint swatches.  Hopefully it will turn out to be a very colorful month!  Happy writing! ~M xo

And, if you’re new to the idea of writing with the help of prompts, here’s what I like to do with them…

To begin, 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 listed below.  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 I see some of you are already having trouble figuring out how to do a pingback.  So, to notify me of your post, please copy and paste the URL I’ve listed below somewhere on your post and I’ll receive a notification from you.  Thanks!  https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2018/08/01/august-writing-prompts/

  1. A fragrant fog
  2. The secret doors on seventy-fifth
  3. Mysterious mounds
  4. Nantucket breeze
  5. Pancho villa
  6. Jupiter glow
  7. One lonely lantern
  8. Amethyst tears
  9. Barbed brickles
  10. Natures reflection
  11. Peachy kisses
  12. Blue skies and blossoms
  13. Coffee curfews
  14. Karma’s quest for comeuppance
  15. Cantankerous cuties
  16. Dense speculations
  17. Melted ice cream
  18. Lavender lipstick
  19. Earthen cathedrals
  20. Scattered lily pads
  21. Easy street
  22. Fighting for a forever
  23. Hippos and hyenas
  24. Drizzled colors
  25. Tangerine fusion
  26. Hollyhocks and aftershocks
  27. Ivory luster
  28. Frosted petals
  29. Tinged with scarlet dust
  30. Icy morn
  31. Wizards and wormholes

 

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Where has it gone?

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How many times have I sat here and asked myself, “Where has all of my inspiration gone?”  And then in a single burst of newfound creative energy, it all seems to come back to me in full force.  I live for the days when the thoughts pour right out of my head into a jumbled mess upon my college-ruled blue lined paper.  Those words literally look up at me and beg me to put them into some kind of sensible order.  We all face writer’s block from time to time though, and I think the best way to work through it, is to pick up a pen, and just start writing anything and everything that comes to your mind.  Kind of like what I’m doing right now.  In fact, I really have no idea where these words are currently taking me.  I’ve been stuck without a decent thought or idea for months now.

I know I’ll never give up on the idea of being a writer because it’s the only thing in my life that has ever remained a true passion.  I almost believe that a part of me would surely die if I ever did try to give up writing altogether.  My soul seems to crave words as if my very life depends on them.  So my advice to anyone who may be struggling at the moment is to keep pen and paper handy at all times, and just jot down random thoughts whenever you have the opportunity.  I think you’ll be surprised by just how many ideas suddenly pop into your head, which may often lead to wonderful stories that you might not have thought could ever be possible.

Just never give up, you’re a writer after all, whether you feel like you can officially call yourself that or not.  If you’re here and you’re writing for a blog, then you’re a writer, and it’s important that people hear what you have to say.  You’re words mean something, and you never know whose lives you might touch by the simple things you say and share.  Anyway, these are my thoughts for this quiet Tuesday evening, and I figured it was time to get out of my rut and write something.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  Keep on writing and never give up!  Love, ~M  xoxo


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July Writing Prompts

 

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Here are the new writing prompts for July.  I hope you’ll enjoy these as much as I enjoyed coming up with them.  Have a great month of writing everyone!  ~M xo

And, if you’re new to the idea of writing with the help of prompts, here’s what I like to do with them…

To begin, 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 listed below.  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!  😉

 

  1. The rights of wrongs
  2. Turning back Tuesday
  3. Vigilant vigilantes
  4. Spontaneous eruptions
  5. Unexpected revelations
  6. Plumes of a pigeon
  7. Jiggled and joggled
  8. Powerful and persnickety
  9. Cobblestone passages
  10. In the summer following my birth
  11. She was magic
  12. Salty shorelines
  13. Enough is enough
  14. Marching through madness
  15. Chances are…
  16. Antics of an arsonist
  17. Flakey and filling
  18. A real humdinger
  19. Time prospered
  20. Catawampus creatures
  21. The answer is the question
  22. Pouty Penelope
  23. Mangy mutts and milkmen
  24. Lavishly loved
  25. Perpetual pandemonium
  26. Lemon tarts shaped like hearts
  27. Abstemious intentions
  28. Routinely ravished
  29. She wore a red dress
  30. Death dangled
  31. Inky adventures

June Writing Prompts

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I can hardly believe it’s already June, where does the time go?  This month I decided to get *my girls involved once again, and so many of these are ideas are taken from the minds of an 8 yr old and a 16 yr old.  They always come up with some great prompts, and so I’m glad I asked them for their help.

If you’re new to the idea of writing with the help of prompts, here’s what I like to do with them…

To begin, 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 listed below.  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!  😉

Have a great month of writing everyone!  ~M xo

  1. A sprinkle of balderdash
  2. Callipygian curves
  3. Hornswoggling hellos
  4. Sour drop dreams
  5. Tissue paper troubles
  6. Malicious metaphors
  7. Lackadaisical lollygagging
  8. Cotton ball caricatures
  9. Beyond the ballyhoo
  10. And then we all fizzled
  11. Ethereal evolutions
  12. Memoirs and milestones
  13. Laughing like a lyrical lush
  14. Pirouetting penguins
  15. Torturous turnips
  16. Whistling whirligigs
  17. Sylvia’s secrets
  18. Penciled in blue
  19. In cahoots with chaos
  20. Ghastly goobers
  21. Dazzling doohickeys
  22. Code R A I N B O W
  23. Bottoms down
  24. Absquatulating aliens
  25. Carnelian and carbuncle
  26. Remember the magic
  27. Spastically spiffy
  28. A river of fortitude
  29. Bodacious barnacles
  30. Cockamamie conclusions

*Special thanks to Brianna and Autumn Cook for all of your wonderful ideas.


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Final Project – Week 8

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Well here it is, my final drawing for the 8 week course I’ve been taking.  I think I did a decent job with this class, especially considering I haven’t drawn much of anything in nearly 30 years.  Still not sure if I’ll continue with it, but if I do, I will likely try to illustrate some of my own books.

It’s snowing here again in Wisconsin, and although it’s pretty, I still wish spring would stop teasing us.  On the upside, it certainly does make for a great day of creativity in some form or another, which I’ll most likely take full advantage of.  Anyway, hope everyone is having a great weekend!    ~M xo

March Writing Prompt Participants

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We had another great month of writing, but like some of you, I sort of fizzled out towards the end of it.  I have written another month of prompts for all of you, and if you enjoy sci-fi, those will probably be of interest to you.  They’ll be posting tomorrow at 8:00 CST, so be sure to look for those.  This month was amazing!  So many of you stayed the course.  So I’d like to mention those of you who were regular participants throughout the month.  All of you are such wonderful writers!  Thanks for writing alongside me, it’s been so much fun.  😉

Night Owl Poetry

Cosistories 

Afterwards 

This N That With Me

What if we all cared

The Bag Lady

Playing with words

And here’s the links to all of the amazing poems and stories that were created this month.  Well done everyone!

  1. Fizzy whizzys’

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/03/01/fizzy-whizzys-poetry-marchwriting/

Cosistories – https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/110729020/posts/10006

Walt’s Writings – https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/127080456/posts/2790

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/03/02/fizzy-whizzys-march-prompts-1-31/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2018/03/03/fizzy/

What if We all Cared? – https://whatifweallcared.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/when-we-believe-without-thinking/

The Bag Lady – https://rugby843.blog/2018/03/31/putting-my-feet-in-the-dirt-1/

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March Writing Prompts

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Well here we are again, and I think you’re all gonna like this month.  I thought we’d go with a very whimsical theme this time around.  So, if you’re like me, and love to be silly and unpredictable, then I think these prompts will be just what you need.  I’m reposting the writing instructions below, for those of you who have never done this before.  I think you’ll find that this is a really fun way to incorporate writing prompts into your everyday life.  Enjoy!

 

To begin, 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 listed below.  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.  Happy writing everyone!  ~M xo

 

1. Fizzy whizzys’
2. Galloping gadzooks
3. Purple nurples
4. Fidgety Fiona
5. Creaky cranks
6. Hobbity bobbity
7. Silly assumptions
8. Punch-drunk
9. A tisket for a tasket
10. Powdered blue
11. Billowy breezes
12. Jelly jars
13. Pouty and plump
14. Bootle beetles
15. Stitches of glitches
16. Guzzling Gary
17. Mounds of mush
18. Pink poodles
19. Antsy pantsy
20. Ruby red
21. Fiddlesticks
22. Sniffles and snuffles
23. Nonsensical hodgepodge
24. Dribbles of delight
25. A twinge of fate
26. Mission to Mars
27. Hanky panky
28. Spelunking
29. Moaning Myrtle
30. Hurry scurry
31. Jamba juice


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