Whether you use a sentence or 1 word writing prompt, sometimes we need help with Writer’s Block. But according to Seth Godin, writer’s block wasn’t invented until the 1940’s. Prior to that, there wasn’t even a word for it.
Back then, writers enjoyed their hobby. There was little anxiety or fear of not being able to write. Today – everyone is a writer. Diaries, Journals, Blog posts, Social Media – you name it, and someone is writing for a reason. Whether it’s fame or fortune, or both, fear drives us to seek encouragement to create.
Enter Writing Prompts
The definition for the verb prompt is:
- To incite to action
- To encourage or inspire
- To assist by cueing
With those Webster definition, just about any verb can be a prompt. But should it be in present or past tense?
Both promote action, but in a different way. Creative writing prompts mostly promote present tense verbs while Historical fiction can be focused on past tense. Either way, writing about a dream or a memory, prompt can lead you down a rabbit hole or in a space mission. It’s your opportunity to be inspired. Below are 30 single word writing prompts for April, which starts Thursday. Use them if you need.
And remember Seth Godin’s comment from his blog post December 31, 2012 –
“The writing isn’t the hard part, It’s the commitment.”
Until Next Time - - -