January – Writing genre
– either the opposite of the genre you always write about
– or your own genre combined with a completely different genre (folklore and mystery, poetry and fiction, etc. etc.)
February – Writing prompt
You wake up one morning and check your phone. You have one text saying: “It’s not real. None of it. Trust no one. Escape.” You dismiss it and leave your room to find your family lined up facing you. Each with a slight frown. “You didn’t see anything strange this morning, did you?” your mother asks you.
March – Writing short story
Put together a short story (max. 1000 words) with four elements that don’t fit together in the story. For example dancing, darkness, cherries, and grass.
If you cannot come up with four random elements yourself or like to be surprised; ask a friend to give you four random words.
April – Writing prompt
There’s a flower I really like. Some might even say I’m obsessed. Petals as white as snow, falling down on a beautiful December day, and the middle bright yellow like the sun smiling upon you. Some use these flowers to see if their love interest loves them or not. That’s, in my opinion, not what this flower deserves. I used to pick this flower when I was a little kid. At first, I did it because I didn’t have anything to do. Then, I started to collect them… even name them. It became something I had to do. Especially when I was at that place. If you would have been there, you would have done the same. It’s the only way to survive the sounds, the lights, the people. It’s the only way to survive. That and something else. You want to know the something else? Then you have to listen carefully…
May – Writing prompt
You’re an international spy (think MI6, James Bond). This time they give you the weirdest assignment: follow your brother. But! You didn’t know you had one…
June – Writing prompt
You’re sure that someone keeps tapping you on the shoulder. But when you turn around, there’s just empty space…
July – Writing prompt
The year is 2030. The first astronauts have landed on Mars. They find a cave with a single human skeleton and four words written on the wall…
August – Writing character
Write an essay as your protagonist (how to save the world) and your antagonist (how to destroy the world).
September – Writing prompt
The summer has come to an end. Everything will be back to normal. At least, that’s what mom said. But what if it didn’t? What if the school found out… No! I can’t say that. If I say it out loud, it becomes real. All too real. That’s why I have to stop it. Before it’s too late.
October – Writing world/character
Use your favorite song as a setting for your next (short) story. Build a world around it, create (more) characters, and think of a new life to give to your song.
November – Writing character
Your favorite character is suddenly transported to the setting of your favorite film. How is she/he going to handle this new situation?