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31 Days of Writing Prompts for May

By May 1, 201923 Comments

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We are back with our 31 Days of Writing Prompts. Our goal is to help you keep your editorial calendar stocked with plenty of writing ideas!

Do you need a little writing inspiration? We have writing prompts for each day of May to help you write and blog all month long.

31 Days of Writing Prompts

Feel free to pick and choose which prompts work well for your site.

  1. Do you have a green thumb? Share some gardening tips. Or some gardening mishaps!
  2. How do you find balance in your life?
  3. Share 3 ways you practice self-care.
  4. May the fourth be with you! We can’t let this day pass without writing about Star Wars.
  5. What are your Cinco de Mayo plans?
  6. What is your favorite Mother’s Day craft or recipe?
  7. What is the first thing you see in the morning?
  8. Write about a book you recently read that stayed with you after you closed the last page.
  9. Have you ever tried hot yoga? What was your experience?
  10. What are you studying in your free time? Share your new knowledge with us.
  11. The most disappointed I’ve ever been . . .
  12. Do you feel pressured to be perfect?
  13. Share your best photograph and the story behind it.
  14. Mother’s Day! What is your favorite memory of your mom, or your favorite thing about being a mom?
  15. Describe your dream home.
  16. Are you a tree hugger?
  17. Flash Fiction: Write a short story about a clock.
  18. When you were nine years old….
  19. What does your family do on family night?
  20. If you could time travel to any year, which one would you visit?
  21. Create a beautiful wreath for your door and share the tutorial.
  22. Have you ever canned your own fruits or vegetables? Share a memory or recipe.
  23. What made you smile this week?
  24. Do you procrastinate, or do you like checking things off your list as fast as you can?
  25. Write about your first love — be it a person, place, or thing.
  26. Would you rather swim in the ocean, lake, or swimming pool?
  27. What ingredients make a perfect Saturday?
  28. What is the best thing you ever had for dessert? Share the memory or the recipe.
  29. Memorial Day! Do you have a loved one who gave their life while serving their country?
  30. Do you play a musical instrument? If not, what musical instrument would you love to learn to play?
  31. What are your plans for the summer?

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About Tracie Nall

Tracie lives in Arizona with her husband, teen daughter, and more books than her shelves will hold. She spends her days writing and editing. Many of her words end up on her blog, From Tracie. Find Tracie on Twitter @FromTracie and on Instagram where she takes pictures of things that are yellow.