My book In the Mid-Hours comes out in less than a week, and I feel too busy with promoting it and just feeling all the nerves as the release day approaches closer, that writing anything new has been sort of difficult for me. So to help myself out of my writing slump, and maybe this will help you too, I’ve written up some writing/journal prompts based off themes from ITMH!
- Alot of my poems in ITMH no longer relate to the life I live now. I’ve let go of alot of the hurt, the relationships, and the anger. What are some things you want to let go of? What are some thing you need to let go of?
- My signed prints have a short and sweet poem on them about my favorite plant, and colour, lavender. It’s soft, it’s calming, it reminds me of sunsets. Write about your favorite flower; what it means to you and how it makes you feel.
- If you usually write stories, this prompt will be good for you. A prose piece in my book goes over what I would do on my last night of what was basically summer. If you had one more night, to do whatever you wanted, before the world ended, what would you do?
- I like to think of my cover as a sunrise and sunset, for good reason as that was the intention, but because like the sun every morning and night, it fades. I mentioned earlier that I’ve grown from my poems, those feelings have faded, either away for good, or into new positive feelings. What are some things you’ve noticed have begun fading away in your life? Are you sad they’re fading, or do you welcome a new beginning?
I hope these prompts help you out in some way or another.