In 31 days the month of November peaks into view. This means, to many a crazy soul, NaNoWriMo. The National Novel Writing Month requires
fools participants to write 50,000 words in 30 days. It’s a challenge that many of us attempt year in and year out.
With this in mind I thought I would provide the world with a set of writing prompts designed to get you into the habit of writing each day. Most writing prompts are a single word and leave you with a blank page, which is the most dangerous place to be for a writer – it is dangerous for both good and bad reasons.
These prompts are, hopefully, a little more helpful. They will be free and creative, but I’ll also be giving you something for reference. The prompts will take you through a day in a life. This day could be yours or it could be totally fictitious, or it could be somewhere in between. The experiences we have each day, provide memories for us to draw on as we write. The prompts set the time and the action, but your memories will mean you always have something to put down, or build upon, or totally forget.
The aim is to build the daily writing habit. This is possibly the most difficult thing to do if you want to be a writer – yes, write. Of course, if you aren’t doing NaNoWriMo you can still use these prompts for inspiration and habit-forming. You can start them at any time, I’m just throwing them out there for you to use and find helpful.
The posts will go up each day at Imaginality and I’ll tag them for easy reference. Massage your memory, flex your fingers and write your words. Here we go with 30 writing prompts to inspire and develop the writing habit.