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Writing Sparks: September 2013

Welcome to another month of creativity! It’s time to wear the thinking caps and start generating a new batch of ideas. Are you ready? Mix and match these prompts and see where your muse takes you.


The kids may have just headed back to school, but in the editorial world, it’s already time for Spring Break. If your target publication has a six-month lead, now is a good time to pitch articles about March beach vacations. If you’re a craft, food, or party kind of writer, keep in mind that Mardis Gras is March 4th next year.


The small octopus glared up from the dishpan. This was definitely not the best sight to wake up to.


A young child impatient to open a gift.


A spelling bee in a retirement home.


Create a soundtrack for your work. What songs best represent the mood of your writing? The location? The characters? Build a playlist, crank it up, and start writing!

Image:  September 9+9 by Rosemary via flickr creative commons (CC)

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