Something about April seems to inspire writers — maybe it’s the visibly changing seasons (spring or fall, depending on your hemisphere) or the even thirty days. Whatever the motivation, a number of month-long writing challenges offer daily prompts to inspire you.
To begin with, April is National Poetry Writing Month — NaPoWriMo for short. Even if you are not big on poetry, many of the prompts at the official site would work for any genre, even non-fiction.
April is also when the A to Z Blogging Challenge takes place. Again, the prompts and challenge are great motivation for any kind of writing.
Then there’s the 30/30 Poetry Challenge, which invites participants to contribute a poem a day for the month of April. Daily prompts are provided, and the great thing about this challenge is that you can subscribe by e-mail and get the prompt sent to your inbox each day, whether you contribute or not. Heck, whether you write poetry or not, for that matter.
With all this inspiration in the air, there’s absolutely no excuse for you not to do a whole lot of writing this month. If you know of any other writing challenges or prompt-fests, please let the rest of us know!
(So get writing!)