July Writing Prompts

1. a flaw

2. sterilized

3. pretending

4. crystal ball

5. trickle down

6. open __________

7. law breaker

8. the cost of ___________

9. who took it?

10. the patent office

11. cooperation

12. far back in time

13. a label you hate

14. a new spatula

15. hidden from your eyes

16. with a shovel

17. birthright

18. lawnmower

19. follow the __________

20. underground

21. turnip soup

22. bouncing

23. nervousness

24. showers

25. graduation

26. worst case

27. electricity

28. folk singer

29. high class

30. random laughter

31. bowl of ___________

June Writing Prompts

1. missed opportunity

2. a challenge

3. phone rings

4. twelve babies

5. curious animal

6. blogging

7. in a garden

8. gratitude

9. stopped in the road

10. swimming

11. dropped off

12. it surrounds you

13. make a list

14. a mountain

15. in a shambles

16. explore

17. flat tire

18. desk lamp

19. total silence

20. an ID bracelet

21. jumped the fence

22. a joyous moment

23. recovery from __________

24. a working relationship

25. show no fear

26. under control

27. it was pink

28. empty calendar

29. dowsing

30. two hens

May Writing Prompts

1. sanity

2. walk in the park

3. money

4. child’s play

5. small town

6. authority figure

7. I saw it in the sky

8. busy people

9. waterfall

10. under the tree

11. new furniture

12. a cat walks past

13. expenses

14. I never expected __________

15. aroma

16. an obstacle

17. red lines

18. hopelessly romantic

19. cinnamon

20. over the hill

21. something breaks

22. green

23. unexpected entry

24. bearing fruit

25. ridiculous statement

26. it’s all a sham

27. sugar coated

28. wonder woman

29. baseball

30. far from home

31. a joke


The month of April is National Poetry Writing Month, NaPoWriMo to take the NaNoWriMo style of things, and I have in the past been very involved in it. I wanted to be this year as well, and had every intention of doing it, but this year so far I have been so busy most days that I haven’t wanted to do much of anything besides knit and/or crochet and listen to podcasts. I considered doing at least haiku each day, but I didn’t get started, and really, I don’t really want to start a full week in.

I do have the writing urge, though. I want to get back to it, when I have time. I don’t have as much time to myself though. I work 40 hours a week, and often stay up later and thus sleep in later than I probably should. I haven’t had much on my mind specifically to write about either, and I suppose that’s part of my problem too.

It’s already April. Three months into the year. Business is picking up at work, which is good, though I have strong doubts that it will stay this way. This seems the sort of business that runs in cycles. So I’m enjoying this cycle, and putting a little away for the next dip. Maybe when things slow down, I’ll feel a bit more like spending time writing. Or maybe when this baby blanket I’m making for my sister’s new baby due this month is done, I’ll spend more time writing instead of crocheting.

I received from my sister a lot of my mother’s writing, and from one of my aunts several of her letters from when she was in her junior or senior year in high school. I read over it a bit, and found that she had a voice of her own. She also had a tendency to write from her life. The poetry I read was rather interestingly close to some of my own, thematically. I was reminded just how much I am like her. Her novel (though it’s hardly enough to really be considered a novel) is typewritten, on real paper from that era, and part of me wants to just publish it as is. Even if I just have a copy made for myself, my siblings, and any of my relatives who want one.  I don’t want to change my mothers voice with my own. But I also am afraid that in order to be readable, it needs editing. I will have to go back to it when I feel able. I’m not yet.

I will get back to writing. It will happen. Writing is in me, but it’s just not something I can do halfway. I have to be able to put myself into it, and at the moment I can’t do that, so it will percolate. It may come out a bit here and there when I have more time to sit in my office and write instead of listening to the many podcasts I listen to and working on knitting/crocheting/spinning projects. I think it’s okay for it to percolate a while, though.

April Writing Prompts

1. new beginnings

2. so cold

3. punk rocker

4. first love

5. swing set

6. haunted

7. odd jobs

8. cooking

9. a promise

10. culture shock

11. don’t waste your time

12. game console

13. a stack of boxes

14. __________ changed everything

15. temptations

16. suburban sprawl

17. a portrait

18. science

19. it is elegant

20. a house in the country

21. a law student

22. sick in bed

23. garden spirit

24. privacy

25. cantankerous old __________

26. jewelery

27. more than expected

28. at the top

29. child of mine

30. rabid dog

March Writing Prompts

1. candle

2. in a catalog

3. tie-dye

4. neighbors

5. cold day

6. favorite

7. tea cup

8. royalty

9. rumormongers

10. a gourmet chef

11. rigid beliefs

12. absolute discord

13. it occurred to me…

14. childless

15. goodness

16. direct opposites

17. rooster

18. essence

19. a collection

20. rapid breakdown

21. silence

22. take a chance

23. stubborn old mule

24. eyes of blue

25. picking oneself up

26. an artist

27. listen to the song

28. simple thoughts

29. rebellion

30. candy apple red

31. chatter

February Writing Prompts

1. find the solution

2. it is red

3. something you heard your friend say

4. trained to do it

5. an issue you care about

6. country field

7. take it away

8. it’s gigantic

9. very subtle

10. dreaming again

11. that’s the plan

12. a great man

13. do not tell

14. a gray coat

15. revenge

16. digging for treasure

17. dancing

18. play a game

19. apple tree

20. good medicine

21. impossible

22. intense clarity

23. a bird cage

24. say it again

25. can’t be sure

26. ribbons

27. human spirit

28. renaissance woman

29. extra spice