What will you write about this month? If you need some ideas to get the creative juices flowing, try one of these writing sparks. Use the ideas individually, or mix and match them as your muse sees fit.
Query Spark: In the U.S. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but on editors’ desks around the country summer is on its way. Now is the time to think about ideas for May issues, like swimsuit season, vacation planning, and outdoor fitness articles.
Character Spark: Write a story about a person who writes on Candy Chang’s wall.
Story Spark: Indulge in a bit of humor and write a story about the life of an inanimate object. Any inanimate object will do. Lost car keys? Toddler’s sippy cup? The holiday lights that tangle themselves while in storage? Take your pick and have fun.
Setting Spark: Write a story set entirely in the cockpit of a commercial jet.
Fun Spark: Writers are nothing if not adaptable. Take your cue from this post at Allison Lehman’s blog: Show and Tell. Instead of a 30 day drawing challenge, use the list as 30 days of writing prompts.
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