31 Writing Prompts For March 2021

31 Writing Prompts For March 2021


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

This year, we share practical tips for using writing prompts at the beginning of each post. In March, we look at the tools for 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.]

Writing Prompts: The Tools

‘The quill swirled and lunged over the page, in a slow but relentless three steps forward, two steps back sort of process and finally came to a full stop in a tiny pool of its own ink.’ ― Neal Stephenson

I write by hand when I free write, and my greatest joy is a sharp (very sharp) HB pencil. You’ll learn about many writers who have their quirks when it comes to the tools of their trade. Natalie Goldberg says, ‘Buy a cheap notebook and a fast pen.’ This is solid advice.

I have a pile of epic notebooks. Some are personalised, others are bound in leather. They’re a disaster. I cannot pen a single word when the pages put such pressure on me. I can’t even mark the pages with my sharp HB.

My notebook of choice is from Typo. They are A4, have fun covers, are spiral bound, and have perforated pages I can rip out with abandon. I buy them in bulk when they have a sale. I use the notebooks for my work lists and my daily free writing. I am an obsessive list-maker and need to jot things down all day.

I start each day with a clean page. I find my prompt and do my free writing exercise. Once that is done, I retype the piece in my MS Word doc. I mentioned before that I have horrific handwriting. I have to transfer the story at once. I use one document for all my daily exercises. I highlight the prompt and the date using the heading function in Word. It makes it very easy to find the stories again. All of this takes 15 to 20 minutes.

After that, I write my ‘To Done’ list and the date, and I list my tasks for the day. This involves coloured markers and pens. I write my non-fiction and works-in-progress directly in Word.

Even though I have bad handwriting, I still do my writing by hand. It changes the whole process for me. The story is freer. The words are unencumbered. The characters, if they appear on the page, are ready for action and not weighed down by my expectations. It just works better.

That said, experiment with this process. Find a time of day, a time limit, and tools that work for you.

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

31 Writing Prompts For March 2021

Writers Write Monthly Prompts March 2021

Download your prompts here: Writers Write Monthly Prompts March 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

Do you want a daily prompt?

If you would rather have a free daily writing prompt from us, sign up here: Join Our Newsletter

 by Mia Botha

Buy Mia’s book on short stores: Write the crap out of it and other short story writing advice

Looking for more prompts?

  1. 28 Writing Prompts For February 2021
  2. 31 Writing Prompts For January 2021
  3. 31 Writing Prompts For December 2020
  4. 30 Writing Prompts For November 2020
  5. 31 Writing Prompts For October 2020
  6. 30 Writing Prompts For September 2020
  7. 31 Writing Prompts For August 2020