30 Writing Prompts For April 2021

30 Writing Prompts For April 2021


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

This year, we share practical tips for using writing prompts at the beginning of each post. In April, we look at how to use writing prompts.

[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 To Use The Prompts

‘Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.’ – Ray Bradbury

The prompts are meant to start your journey. It’s up to you where that leads you. Writers are fickle creatures. We recoil (literally) from a prompt we don’t like. Our immediate reaction is, ‘I don’t like this prompt’ or ‘I will never be able to write about that’, but, in my experience, the prompts that I like the least yield the best results.

When I think, ‘Oh, cool prompt,’ I end up with an okay story, but the prompts I don’t want to write always lead me to places of discovery and surprise. It is about overcoming fears, about working with, instead of against, your subconscious. That is another reason to do this by hand and without expectation. Just follow the prompts and you will discover things about yourself and your writing you never imagined possible.

When we resist a prompt we are giving in to our fears and shying away from something we have hidden. This may not be immediately obvious. I’ve unlocked memories, both good and bad. I’ve worked through emotions and solved problems with prompts and fiction.

What to do if you don’t like the prompt:

Don’t run away and choose another prompt. Be clever. Work with the opposite of the prompt. If the memory is bad, rewrite it as good. If the prompt is ‘lies’, write about ‘truth’. Use the prompt as a name, as an anagram, or an abbreviation. It is limitless. Set yourself free. With all these alternatives, you are letting yourself off the hook and that is fine. When the time is right, you will come back to the prompt and write what you know the prompt asked for, but that will happen when you are ready.

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

30 Writing Prompts For April 2021

Writers Write Monthly Prompts April 2021

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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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