10 Writing Prompts for April
What better month to reignite that creative spark than April? A month of spring, blooming, and renewal – nature is enough to inspire some beautiful writing. Whether you write fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry, we have writing prompts to help you get ink on the page this month.
1.Fiction/CNF: Write a story about a prank gone wrong.
2. Fiction/CNF: Create a story about an unexpected guest at an Easter celebration.
3. Fiction/CNF: Think about one of the most memorable, vivid dreams you’ve ever had. Create a story inspired by this dream.
4. Fiction/CNF: ‘Tis the season for spring cleaning. Reflect on cleaning for a few moments, maybe a chore you do regularly. How has your attitude toward or experience with this chore changed over the different ages and seasons of your life? Turn it into a story, framed around housework.
5. Fiction: Create a story based on a conversation you overheard.
6. Poetry: April is National Poetry Month. If you’re not a poetry writer, give it a try this month. Take a short story or essay you’ve written, and try telling the story in poetry form.
7. CNF/Journal: Make a list of memories you have when rainy weather changed your plans. Reflect on what the rain cleansed and renewed for you.
8. CNF/Journal: We’re 3 months into 2023 – what themes are emerging in your life so far this year? What is 2023 the “year of” for you? Do you want these themes to continue for the rest of the year or do you want to change them?
9. Journal: What is one alternative career you dreamed about at one point in your life? How do you think your life would be different if you’d taken that career path?
10. Journal: Reflect on your favorite book or author. How has the book or author had an impact on your writing? What can you take from them to inspire you in your current work in progress?
If you write something inspired by one of these prompts and share it on a blog or social media, we’d love to see your work. You can leave a link in the comments below, or tag Literary Mama on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.