January Writing Prompts

Happy New Year one and all! I hope you’re sinking in to 2017 with the same satisfying sense of purpose that I’ve managed to find as I plan my work and writing for the year. It’s the perfect time to start your daily writing practice, and I hope our January writing prompts get you inspired.

january writing prompts

If you’re following us on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed our #12daysofwriting challenge. We’re having so much fun with this, and we’ve been blown away by some of your creative responses. It’s not too late to get in on the fun. Simply complete the prompt in the comments section, or in a DM to enter to win the awesome stack of prizes pictured below. The contest closes on January 5th.

writing contest prizes

Meanwhile, here are the awesome prompts we’ve been rolling out:

1. There was no tag on the box, so Sadie had no idea where it came from. The wrap was simple – brown craft paper with a skinny red velvet bow. She carefully peeled it away and lifted off the lid…

2. I sat in a crowd of familiar faces, all merry and filled with spirit. Not a soul knew the secret I was hiding…

3. If I were an animal, trying to survive the winter, I would be…

4. The man looked like he’d seen a thousand holidays, each one etching a brand new line of sorrow on his face…

5. If Sam had a choice, he would never have found himself perched on top of Dead Man’s Hill on a rickety old sled. If it were up to him, he would…

6. There are only three ingredients required for a perfect New Year’s Eve celebration…

7. Kelsey had gone most of her life believing that there was no such thing as magic. Now, with the scene playing out before her, she wasn’t so sure anymore…

8. It wouldn’t be long before Jones had to go back to the place he came from. All he wanted was to give the children one last memory…

9. Peter watched as everyone zipped over the bumpy surface of the pond like pros. Sarah sat by his side, her breath making frosty clouds. He knew she’d chosen the perfect skating outfit. He knew she’d wanted to impress him. How on earth was he going to tell her that he’d never learned how to skate?

10. There was only one thing left to do to make this the perfect winter break…

11. They sat in a huddle, still bundled in their jackets, matching brand new boots tucked under the table. Every few minutes their laughter crackled in the air as they passed the phone around…

Want the final prompt from our #12daysofwriting challenge? Be sure to follow us on Instagram and get in on the action.

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