Here are some writing prompts for April.
1. Use one, some, or all of these words in a story or poem.
a) robin, melody, fence, puddle, trunk, sigh
b) clip, branch, green, boot, window, call
c) meadow, snow, range, leaf, creep, sight, wonder
2. Here are some story/novel titles. Can you think of a story that might go with them?
Branching Out, Last to Die, Broken Glass, Heart’s Journey, Runner Smith, The Dread, Mystery on the Grand, Time’s Window, I Wish I May.
3. See if you can start a story with one of these sentences. Maybe one could work as the end of a story, too.
a) That’s blood.
b) Soon I’ll never have to answer that phone again.
c) I thought you two had already met.
d) I specialized in white lies.
e) Chris! Get that thing out of the way right now!
4. Here are a couple of exchanges of dialogue that might inspire you.
a) I’m tired.
You’re just saying that because you’re bored.
Okay. I’m bored and tired.
b) I thought he was supposed to be here by now.
Cut him some slack, will you?
And he’s earned that how?
c) What’s in your hand.
It’s mine. I found it.
Let me see.
I hope you have a creative month ahead and that you get the chance to enjoy some lovely spring weather. Today we’re in horizontal snow broken by sunshine and fat gray clouds racing across a blue sky. The wind is whistling down the chimney, and I’m actually thinking of lighting the gas fire. All I can say is, “Hurry up Spring!”