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I don't want to jump the gun, as it were, but I am currently in such a good place creatively. The other morning I wrote and submitted two poems to Severine, an online literary and art journal, on the topic of wanderlust. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that one of my submissions ends up in the finished issue. If you'd like to submit your own art / poetry / creative non-fiction / short fiction, head over to their website for more information! 

As if that wasn't enough spontaneity for one week, I decided the following day to write a poem to submit to The Poetry Society's National Poetry Competition - despite the fact that I only had a couple of days left to do so. I have no idea what possessed me but I sat at my laptop and transformed an old poem of mine (an ode to Robert Smith nonetheless) into something completely new and something that I felt worthy of recognition  -- even if it's just me recognising that I can write and it's what I want to do until I'm six feet under. I felt horrendous the following day - my joints ached,  my cognitive abilities were non-existent and I could barely move - but I'm proud of myself for taking part. November will, hopefully, be another creatively productive month. I was intending to do Nanowrimo to make progress on my post-apocalyptic collection of prose and poetry but I'm actually leaning towards using the month to create some sort of poetry chapbook. The other morning I woke up thinking in poetry and I want to monopolize on that. We'll see - maybe I'll work on both. If you're thinking about participating in Nanowrimo, or just thinking about beginning a new creative project, you should watch Leena's video on finally giving a fuck. Let me know what projects you're currently working on below! 

If you're new here, you may not know that I have a creative prompt series where every month I share some words or ideas to help inspire your future creative works. These prompts are extremely vague for a reason; I want you to be able to use them for whatever you see fit: for stories, pieces of art, a series of photographs, ideas for blog posts, whatever takes your fancy! Take them literally or have a bit of fun with them. It's up to you. 

20 CREATIVE PROMPTS  for creative writing, blog posts, photography & art 

1  firework                                                                                    11•  onwards
2•  toothpaste                                                                                12•  rust 
3•  leaf                                                                                             13   beep
4  brainwashed                                                                           14   ability
5  blind                                                                                          15•  heritage
6  windows                                                                                   16•  body 
7•  picnic                                                                                        17•  laughter
8•  ache                                                                                          18•  cradle
9•  privilege                                                                                   19•  wallpaper
10•  dull                                                                                         20•  stop 

What do you use creative prompts for? What are you working on at the moment? Feel free to scroll through my other creative prompts for further inspiration. Otherwise, you can check out my other creative blog posts



  1. Omg, where is that beautiful notebook from?!

    Congrats on the burst of creativity :)

  2. Excellent prompts, I might try and apply them to my creative writing :)

    Alice -

  3. I love your prompts so much. I think I'm going to do a little 'firework' series - blogpost, watercolour, poem, ramblings etc. - to get me in the November mood :)

    Sarah | Sarah's Chapter

  4. You know that I'm super proud of you, and so overjoyed that you gave yourself the opportunities to write and submit - bravo to you, my darling friend! And, as ever, a fantastic collection of prompts - you do spoil us so!

  5. Thanks for the writing prompts, super helpful to get me on track with pushing myself to be a bit more creative :)

    I also recently found some great memoir prompts - I figure if you have writer's block it's easiest to just write about yourself!

  6. Great prompts! I'm taking a Creative Writing class this semester and I'm finding it so useful!

  7. I love this! A few days ago I scribbled down a short poem, I'm not sure where the idea came from (as I haven't written anything like it since I was at school) or if it'll see the light of day, but it felt nice to create something! Good luck with your Severine and National Poetry Competition submissions :)


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