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Friday, January 15, 2021

Writing Prompts Freebie for January 2021

Writing Prompts Freebie for January 2021

Writing Prompts Freebie for January 2021


Ah, a new year. It would be so nice if it didn't feel like the pandemic was still with us. We have hope in the form of vaccines. We have worries with new variations of the virus, also. It may feel a little like jumping from one cliff to another. Whatever, we must forge ahead and onward in our lives. Writers are still having a chance to write historical information for families, articles, or books. 

Writing Prompts Freebie for January 2021

Winter can be beautiful. If you live in a northern climate or visit one, you know about the breathtaking beauty of trees and nature covered with snow. Really, until the snow becomes dirty from vehicle exhaust, it is great. The ephemeral nature of fresh snow must be caught for writing inspiration before the landscape changes. 

Writing Prompts Freebie for January 2021

Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, is definitely inspiring. Have you seen them? It is a true wonder of nature. During winter in northern latitudes viewing them takes some patience. We lived "up north" and were able to experience them several times. We had alerts that called our phone from an app, and would get up at 3 AM or whenever we got the call. Well, if we weren't too tired. Then, it was a chase to find the lights as we lived on the side of the Sawtooth Mountains that was shielded from the lights. We drove down the "mountain" (Minnesota's mountains are not very tall) to try to find a spot for viewing. Or we drove to a few spots we had noticed the local photographers used for taking their pictures. My pictures never turned out, but I knew I had seen the lights. It was always worth the trouble. 

Writing Prompts Freebie for January 2021

Of course, you may live where snow is not a problem and are enjoying lovely weather and sunshine. Maybe you are lucky enough to travel to paradise and enjoy the warm sands of a beach. So your writing might not be about the cold winter. 

Writing Prompts Freebie for January 2021

I hope you enjoy the prompts. As always, there are six pages with prompts and six without any text for writers who are inspired by just pictures. Pick out the page you want to work on. Perhaps if the resolutions prompt is selected, you may not want to share it with your writing group. This year, it may seem like enduring the pandemic is enough of a resolution! 

Thank you for reading, Carolyn

You might also like our previous writing prompts . . . posted on the 15th of each month. 

The prompts are on Carolyn Howard-Johnson's Sharing with Writers and Readers Blog and post the 15th of each month. 


MORE ABOUT THE BLOGGER Howard-Johnson is the multi award-wining author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the multi award-winning The Frugal Book Promoter (http://bit.ly/FrugalBookPromoIII), now offered by Modern History Press in its third edition. Carolyn's latest is in the #HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers is How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. She has two booklets in the #HowToDoItFrugally Series, both in their second editions from Modern History Press. Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers (http://bit.ly/LastMinuteEditsII) and The Great First Impression Book Proposal (http://bit.ly/BookProposalsII) are career boosters in mini doses and both make ideal thank you gifts for authors. The Frugal Editor (http://bit.ly/FrugalEditor), now in its second edition, is the winningest book in the series. Carolyn also has three frugal books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it helps them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques (http://bit.ly/RetailersGuide). In addition to this blog, Carolyn helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com). Learn more and follow for news on her new releases direct from Amazon: http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfile.

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