Friday, April 10, 2015

April Blogging Prompts

April showers bring May flowers. They also bring lots of blog posts. 

Here are some things you can blog about this month:

April is National Poetry Month: Write a poem, share your favorite poem and why, give your readers an assignment to write a poem, or all of the above. The celebration lasts all month long. However, Great Poetry Reading Day is April 28.

The last week in April is National Karaoke Week! Share your proudest or most embarrassing karaoke moment, or create a new one to share with your readers.

Plus:

April Holidays: April is International Guitar Month (great for songwriters), Lawn and Garden Month (grow your stories, grow your business), and Stress Awareness Month (share ways for your readers to de-stress). April 14 is International Moment of Laughter Day, April 16 is National Librarian Day, April 18 is Newspaper Columnists Day, April 23 is Take a Chance Day, April 27 is Tell a Story Day, and April 30 is National Honesty Day

April Food Holidays: April is National Garlic Month, National Grilled Cheese Month (Greilled Cheese Sandwich Day is April 12), and National Soft Pretzel Month. Perhaps my favorite April food holiday is National Picnic Day on April 23. Come up with literary themed picnics to share with your readers or take yourself on a picnic and then do some writing outside.

Bonus: April is also National Humor Month. This leads to a variety of possibilities for both fiction and non-fiction writers. Write funny, even if you think you're not. Or, if you are a humorous writer, write in another genre ... just for fun! You never know where words might lead. You just have to play with them!

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Debra Eckerling is the author of Purple Pencil Adventures: Writing Prompts for Kids of All Ages. She's a writer, editor and project manager/goal coach, as well as founder of Guided Goals and Write On Online, a live and online writers’ support group. She is an editor at Social Media Examiner. Debra is also a speaker/moderator on the subjects of writing, networking, goal-setting and social media.


8 comments:

  1. Thank Debra. As a result of having signed up for the A-Z Blogging Challenge (thanks to Annie's post on this site!) I have NO need for blogging prompt this month! Whew! Having said that, I love that you're doing this. Having a prompt is an excellent way of helping you come up with ideas you would otherwise not have thought of.


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    1. Thanks, Shirley, Good luck with the A-Z challenge.

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  2. Debra, thanks for sharing these blogging prompts. Since it important to keep coming up with fresh ideas and content, these are helpful!

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    1. Thanks, Karen, Glad you find them helpful. I really enjoy researching these and finding unique ideas. National Karaoke Week - who knew?

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  3. Hi Debra, You've certainly come up with unique ideas. They all sound fun to explore and write about. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Appreciate it. Hope you have fun with them!

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  4. Hi Debra. so useful to have all these monthly blogging ideas. Like Shirl, I;m busy with alphabet blogging this month but logging your ideas for future years, :-)

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    1. Awesome. Thanks, Annie. Best of luck with the challenge!

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