30 Writing Prompts For September 2021

30 Writing Prompts For September 2021


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

This year, we will share practical tips for using writing prompts at the beginning of each post. In September, we look at changing your writing.

[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.]

Experimentation: Viewpoint, Dialogue, Setting, Unknown Narrators

‘Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.’ Mary Lou Cook

Daily writing practice is the perfect time to experiment with your writing. As writers we tend to write the same thing in the same way over and over again. We become comfortable with doing something a certain way, and then we forget to play.

Look at your writing. Do you always write in the first person, or use an unknown narrator? Do you always use lots of dialogue, or do you use none? Are all your stories set in the same time and place? Use your writing practice to experiment with all these typical aspects of your writing. Try the opposite. Try new settings, new narrators. Try a whole new genre. What do you have to lose?

These experiments will feel awkward and uncomfortable. They will feel completely wrong at times, but some of your experiments will start feeling better. Not so wrong, and you’ll be freer to explore and try new things. It will teach you what you don’t want to write, but it’ll also show you what you are capable of.

A novel is a big commitment, and experimenting in the middle of 80 000 words might not be the best idea. Rather invite those characters to practise, and have fun with them in a low pressure environment.

You may never use the section you wrote during your practice, but you may end up with something surprising and awesome to add to your novel. If you love backstory, this is where you can indulge in all the childhood details of your characters. Yay!

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 September 2021

30 Writing Prompts For September 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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