I want to make 2021 the most creative year of my life. My word for the year, if you’ve watched my vlog is ‘connect’ and the first step in many of my goals and dreams for the year is to create. Now 2020 has been difficult for us all in many ways. For me, I have struggled to maintain focus and that has impacted my creativity. I have struggled to start, work through and finish a whole host of creative projects.
One thing I have managed to do is keep posting the Friday Fiction Writing Prompts #ffwp. And that got me thinking. Could I expand the idea of prompts and use it to both my own and anyone else who is interested, benefit? So, I am going to share a weekly creative prompt. I’ll be using the prompt to inspire and guide my creativity, and to focus on some blog posts.
I am sure the prompts will evolve over the year but the intention is to keep them simple. This is an experiment, so I’ll see how it goes. I am hoping it won’t feel too prescriptive, I don’t like prescriptive, or rules or must dos… perhaps that’s why I’ve struggled creatively. So, we’ll see if this makes any difference. And, like all the prompts and ideas I share they are open to your interpretation.
Let the prompts 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
I’ll give a prompt, just one word each week, that we can use as a foundation for whatever art we want to create. I’ll share what I am creating and how it has helped or hindered, what I am working on. There will also be expanded fiction writing prompts each week and other posts.
As 2020 has passed, and we are trying to be a little optimistic for 2021, the first prompt seemed to choose itself. Of course, it is possible that it will lead you down darker pathways…
This week’s creative prompt word is:
I’ll add additional posts relating to the prompt through the week so do subscribe to stay in the loop.
This isn’t a ‘challenge’ but the prompts can be used that way if you want. And 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 @darrenrhill or #thecreativeminimalist on any social platform.
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