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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March 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts! These prompts were written last minute with the help of my family. We’re hoping you’ll find some wonderful inspiration in what we’ve written here for you. Happy writing! ~M xo

  1. Creases and curves
  2. Dangling modifiers
  3. Purple nurple nincompoops
  4. Spilling Stella
  5. Misaligning multitaskers
  6. Morning burpees
  7. Alleviating the ache
  8. Spicy tonic pumpkins
  9. Mine be
  10. Note taking nonsense
  11. Bending time
  12. Nettles for Nellie
  13. Huggable snuggies
  14. Thumb sucking sister
  15. Frosted foreheads
  16. Bloody brilliant
  17. Believing in the pretends 
  18. Mastering math
  19. Party fanatics
  20. Banging out a dish 
  21. Artistic failures
  22. Hollow hills
  23. The best of the best
  24. Shady lamps
  25. Cantaloupe Louie
  26. Indiscriminate mixtures
  27. Laughing like lunatics
  28. March mist
  29. Puffy-eyed pixies
  30. A smattering of smoke
  31. Pandemonium and persuasions

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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January 2021 Writing Prompts

Happy New Year, everyone, and welcome to another month of writing prompts! As you’ll notice as you read through the prompts, I decided to do a bit of an aeronautical theme this month. Of course, not every prompt follows this theme, but if you’re familiar with aeronautics, I’m sure you’ll be able to pick out some of the ones that correlate. I figure we all need a chance to escape the past year and fly into the new one with lots of great inspiration. So here’s to all of you, and may this new year be filled with many blessings. Cheers! ~M xo

  1. Belugas and dreamlifters
  2. The pregnant guppy
  3. Twin-engine turbines
  4. Wide-booty bombshells
  5. Hercules propellers
  6. Airbus acquisitions
  7. Ignoring the ignorance
  8. Cannibalizing airframes
  9. Space juice
  10. The flying future
  11. Sentimental celebrations
  12. Jacopo Prisco
  13. Warm winter chili
  14. The tear keeper
  15. Muttville massacre
  16. Knobby noses
  17. Timid Tom
  18. Fusion forests
  19. Jelly junipers
  20. Lickable lotions
  21. Sofa surfing
  22. Piccadilly square
  23. Certifiably sensational
  24. Ricocheting rockets
  25. Unseasonably salty
  26. The sugar scandal
  27. Wicked wickles
  28. Time’s doorstep
  29. Elemental orbits
  30. Crestfallen curvature
  31. Fragrant findings

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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January Writing Prompts

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Happy New Year, everyone!  And welcome to another month full of writing prompts!  I often write the prompts throughout the month when an idea or thought hits me. These ideas often come from snippets of conversations that I’ve had with family or friends. In fact, the first two this month can be credited to my blogger friend Kate, over at A Thousand Bits of Paper because of something important that she said to me. So essentially, these prompts are representative of my life, and all the fun, weird, crazy parts of it. I know some of you have written entire books based on these prompts, and that always leaves me in amazement, especially knowing that parts of my life are now intertwined with parts of yours. So as the new year unfolds, please enjoy these prompts, which are not always just random words, but rather words which mean something to me. I hope they’ll eventually have special meaning for you as well.

1. The light bulb moment
2. Shadow monsters
3. Hideously huge
4. The disappearance of S.V.
5. Butt cream and beer
6. The last book of Og
7. Along the Onofre river
8. Apple jelly jumping jacks
9. The absence of color
10. Superficial pleasantries
11. Transparent hearts
12. Life in the middle lane
13. Twisted tales and torture devices
14. Morning clover
15. Bring me the cheese please
16. After while crocodile
17. Five finger fiascoes
18. Portraits of time
19. Reuniting nightingales
20. Bittersweet goodbyes
21. Sleepless in the town of harmony
22. The end of an era
23. Bald eagle sightings
24. Crescent moon cravings
25. Indistinguishable words
26. Lasting truths
27. A thousand stars
28. At odds
29. Zelda, where are you?
30. Masters of madness
31. The pickle thief

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.  😉

October 2019 Writing Prompts

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Hey Everyone,

I was in the mood for some story starter prompts this month, so that’s why these are a bit longer.  Enjoy!  ~M

  1. The fizzled enchantment and other stories of ruin
  2. Along the weathered, winding trail
  3. A swirling sea of mushrooms
  4. The place where silence had a voice
  5. Marching through the elements of time
  6. Another fictitious character and me
  7. At the pinnacle of sadness
  8. A road too narrow and a bridge too far
  9. The mystery of the pungent pudding
  10. Shades of powdered blue and you
  11. They scattered like marbles among the leaves
  12. Transfixed on the doorway to nothingness
  13. The carnation curse and the crime of the century
  14. Isabella and the lost sea urchins
  15. Too shabby to be chic
  16. The moon of planet #265
  17. The allurement of her resistance
  18. Futile fabrications of a fashion queen
  19. And just like that he was six feet under
  20. Sparing the spoiled and relishing the outcome
  21. The pages of his life were too tenuous to handle
  22. Her rare affliction became his only cure
  23. Desperation became her saving grace
  24. Peter the great and the tempting tart
  25. The weirdness of Wyatt Wintergreen
  26. A sniveler met a star-gazer and nothing has been the same since
  27. Tootsie pop tales and other tantalizing tidbits
  28. The purpose of a gnat named Norris
  29. A sunset setting topped with six-inch stilettos
  30. With soulmate in hand, she fought until the bitter end
  31. The magical menagerie of mediocre marmots

 

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.  😉