Welcome to the new complete weekly creative prompt. We begin with a single creative prompt word and expand it to inspire fiction writing, journaling and a host of other creative activities. These creative prompts, are to give me, and anyone else who wants to join in, some focus to our creative work.
Last week’s prompt revolved around the solstice, and our word was the sun. It would be unfair not to follow on with a prompt regarding the lesser light. As I write these words, there is a full moon outside. A full moon also means that there are spring tides. These tides are the highest because the moon joins the sun in exerting a gravitational pull on the earth’s oceans – it is a time of extremes. May there be an extremely creative tide near you this week. Therefore, this week’s creative prompt is:
Moon — the natural satellite of the earth, visible (chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun
this is a practical definition, yet I like the way it hints at the moon still being visible during the day
Let the prompt ‘the moon’ inspire you in any area of creativity that you are interested:
- writing fiction
- art journaling
- blog posts
- art therapy
- anything that could use a little nudge to begin
Let’s expand the word a little further…
Fiction Writing Prompt
The Fiction Writing Prompt aims to stretch the literary muscles. No rules. No word counts. Simply write and explore.
As the moon appeared from behind the clouds, everything changed
Writing Prompt Expanded
Being able to describe how something changes is a key writing skill. There are three elements, the initial state, the change, and the result. The skill is to avoid simply saying A through B to C. And the more elements in our writing that change, the more skill and the bigger the challenge.
This prompt is all about using the moon’s appearance as the trigger for our prose.
- Why is the moon so important?
- Is the change for one person or more?
- How do the characters feel?
Do we have a couple having a romantic walk under the moonlight? Has a crime been revealed by the light of the moon? Does the moon trigger the change from a human to a werewolf? The choice is yours. Let the moon illuminate your writing and may you have fun.
Journaling allows us to hold conversations on paper. From private diaries to creative art journals, we pour out our deepest thoughts. The moon provides plenty of things to write about in our journals. It conjures up connotations of madness, lunacy, and even werewolves. The new and full moon can be used in planners for setting goals and realising dreams. And the idea of light in the dark can inspire infinite art journal pages.
Questions to answer, thoughts to explore or images to create in your journal:
- A white page with darker colours added, or a black page with light applied?
- Beneath the light of a full moon, are there hidden aspects of yourself you’d like to address?
- Have you thought about using the lunar cycle for setting monthly goals?
Theory of General Creativity
I now have ‘the moon’ written on the board above my computer. I am confident it will inspire me on my creative journey this week. I am hoping it will drive me to finish a track I am working on called ‘The Sun and the Moon’. Another thing I would like to do is a little more photography. I’d love to take a decent picture of the moon, perhaps this prompt will inspire me to head outside when the light fades.
Let ‘the moon’ inspire your music, photography, and painting this week.
As always, these creative prompts are optional and entirely open to your interpretation. Use them as a starting point for a short story, something a little more grandiose.
As mentioned before, this isn’t a ‘challenge’ but the prompts can be used that way if you want. If you do create anything using them, I would love to see or hear about it. Leave a link in the comments below or tag me on any social platform.
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