28 Writing Prompts For February 2021

28 Writing Prompts For February 2021


Writers Write shares writing prompts and writing resources. Use these writing prompts for February 2021 to get you writing.

This year, we will share some practical tips for using writing prompts at the beginning of each post. In February, we look at how much time to set aside to write.

[Editor’s note: If you want to get all 365 prompts, with the 12 chapters of advice, upfront and in a special workbook, please click here.]

How Much Time Should You Set Aside To Write?

‘Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.’ – Jane Yolen

The prompts in these posts are intended to be used as free writing exercises. That means they should/can only prompt you to start. Where they lead is up to your imagination. They can also be used as warm up exercises for your writing session.

I recommend setting a timer. You can set it for five or ten minutes. I prefer seven. Experiment and see what works for you.

Free writing is intended to be ‘free’. You should come to the page without plans or expectations. There are also very few rules when it comes to free writing. The only rule I would encourage you to follow is this: once the timer starts, your hand must keep moving – as in – you can’t stop writing. Even if you have to write ‘I don’t know what to write…’, make sure the words keep flowing.

You can keep on writing after the timer has gone off, but you can’t stop before the allotted time has passed. It’s a combination of gentle pressure and the surprise of a new prompt that helps the words appear.

After the five, seven, or 10 minutes have passed, you can move on to your writing project for the day, or if the seven minutes is all you do, that is also perfect.

TIP: Once I am done with the prompt, I retype it on my computer. I have horrific handwriting and after a day or two I can’t remember or figure out what I wrote.

We are sometimes given the impression that writers spend all of their time writing. That is great if writing pays the bills, but for the aspiring writer that might not be feasible.

Decide on how much time you will spend writing every day, and stick to it. If you have 30 minutes at the beginning of your day or at lunchtime, stick to it. Let your creative brain think that that will be the only 30 minutes available. It does wonders for discipline.

There will also be days when the 30 minutes feel like forever and there will be days when they fly past and you don’t want to stop. Remember, you can keep going after the allotted time has passed, but you can’t stop before.

PLEASE NOTE: In 2021 we will share our monthly writing prompts, as usual. But, if you would prefer to get all 365 prompts upfront and in a special workbook, please click here. The workbook includes 12 chapters of writing prompt advice – one for every month of the year, together with 12 awesome printable lists. Buy The 365 Prompts Workbook

28 Writing Prompts For February 2021

28 Writing Prompts For February 2021

Download your prompts here: Writers Write Monthly Prompts February 2021

PLEASE NOTE: In 2021 we will share our monthly writing prompts, as usual. But, if you would prefer to get all 365 prompts upfront and in a special workbook, please click here. The workbook includes 12 chapters of writing prompt advice – one for every month of the year, together with 12 awesome printable lists. Buy The 365 Prompts Workbook

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 by Mia Botha

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This article has 3 comments

  1. Shayla

    I love your monthly writing prompts. I have been coming here on the first of the month to read them for years now. Thank you so much!

    • Writers Write

      Thank you for letting us know. We’re so pleased that you enjoy them.

  2. Thomas McCaffrey

    I’m so happy to have found your website again–I imagine, like many English Majors, now elderly gentlemen (I hope) I really DO need all the (free, or cheap) help I can get! (I don’t have my own website, yet….) Thanks for just BEING THERE! Tom McCaffrey (the younger, but both my Dad & Grandpa are long since gone, now….) p.s. I worked in a univ. library’s English dept. for several years….long ago & far away…..

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