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Random Trails: Creative Writing Prompts Inspired by the Seasons | Writing Forward

Today’s creative writing prompts are inspired by the seasons. Use these prompts to write a story, poem, journal entry, or blog post. Have fun and keep on

Source: Creative Writing Prompts Inspired by the Seasons | Writing Forward

Plowing Together: When the Snowstorm Comes – PLEASE COMMENT

I live in the Chicagoland area. At about 8 p.m. on Saturday night, it started to snow, and it didn’t stop until sometime in the middle of Sunday night. On Monday, I was snowed in – literally. I couldn’t get out of either my front or back door and my car was buried. I finally made it out at about 4 p.m. My neighbor had to help me open my back gate. And, the snow was so heavy on my car that I felt anxious about it. Years ago, a family friend died shoveling snow and a relative died while cleaning off her car from a heavy snow.

It got me thinking. I see a lot of writing ideas in my experience:

  • children’s articles on snow and winter
  • a children’s story about a snow day
  • a how-to article about dealing with “killer” snow with tips and insights
  • a how-to article about building relationships with neighbors
  • a personal experience piece about dealing with anxiety
  • a devotion about dealing with anxiety

That’s a lot from one experience.

What about you? What was your most memorable snowstorm experience? What writing ideas can you come up with? Please comment. Your insights may inspire others.

A SAD State of Affairs

lamp and snowLast week, a friend of mine said she was fighting a funky feeling that had overwhelmed her in recent days. You know the feeling she’s talking about. It’s the January funk. That tired, foggy feeling that comes after Christmas.

All you want to do is sit home, watch TV and eat pizza. You don’t have the energy to do anything or go anywhere. To make it worse, you can’t think your way out of a paper bag.

It’s possible that my friend is struggling with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). It occurs because of the lack of sunlight in the winter months. Its treatments include light boxes and antidepressants.

Do you struggle with SAD? How has it impacted your life? What have you learned from it? How can you use it in your writing?

Nonfiction

Share your own story of dealing with SAD. Your personal experience article can go many directions. What treatment worked best for you? What did you learn from God through your experience with SAD? What role did other people play as you struggled with SAD? How did it affect your relationship with others? How did it affect your marriage? How did it affect the way you parent?

Consider offering help to your readers. Write a how-to article that helps your readers recognize the symptoms of SAD and directs them to finding the best treatment that works for them.

Do a personality profile of someone who’s struggled with SAD or with someone who’s involved in research and treatment of SAD.

Write a devotion. Focus on Bible verses that encourage your readers to lean of God.

Write a poem that addresses the pain of SAD.

Fiction

Create a character who struggles with SAD. Whether it’s a major or a minor character, show the struggle with SAD in a realistic way.

Consider making SAD the theme of a story. Build your story around your main character’s struggle.

SAD is real. You can offer your readers real help through your writing.

© Deborah Christensen

Random Trails: 7 Fun Ways to Keep Your Idea Generation Skills Fresh This Winter | The Renegade Writer

If you’re stuck in the winter doldrums, this article may help you generate new writing ideas:

7 Fun Ways to Keep Your Idea Generation Skills Fresh This Winter | The Renegade Writer.

Random Trails: Winter-Inspired Writing Prompts | Writing Forward

Here is some winter inspiration for your writing:

Winter-Inspired Writing Prompts :Writing Forward.

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