Each month – or so – I like to offer some creative prompts to help overcome writer’s block, or just inspire creative pursuits. Sometimes we all need a guiding hand to offer some words or images to ignite the little spark that is inside of us, and I hope these posts help with that.
This month the theme is Autumn, or Fall – for our American friends.
Autumn can be a magical time where the light changes, bringing gold to the mornings, and drawing the evenings in close. The leaves change, creating a spectacular palette across our landscapes, and nature provides us with a plentiful harvest, should we choose to go looking. Autumn sees the sun cool as we start to prepare for winter; digging out our winter socks, and bringing in logs for the fire. The world begins to quiet some; the beaches empty, the holiday makers retreat, the windows are closed, the BBQs cease. The leaves start to fall silently and we can take a deep breathe as we inhale the change of seasons once more… Its a perfect time to snuggle up with a journal and your favourite pen; letting the Autumnal magic spark your creativity.
These prompts are here to guide and help – try not to over think things too much – just take the word or phrase and go with it… if one prompt doesn’t speak to you, try the next one, try combining a couple… search for a song or poem with one of the words, and let that inspire you. Go for a walk and take in the season around you.
Try free writing, doodling, finding a poem or piece of writing about the subject and copying, try word association or acrostic poetry to get started, write about a memory… There is no right or wrong, just give it a try…
- Warm rain
- Prepare for winter
- Starlit Nights
- Log piles
- Indian summer
- Early sunsets
- Letting go
- First frost
I hope this was useful fo you. Much love,
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