BlogHer Writing Lab April 2016 Prompts

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The theme for April's NaBloPoMo is STORY. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in April -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!)

Friday, April 1, 2016
April Fools! Tell us a story about the best or worst April Fools prank.

Monday, April 4, 2016
Have you ever had another blogger write about you? How did you feel reading the post?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Do you write about other people? Do you think it's fair game to write about others without asking permission if they're part of your story?

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Does anyone "own" a story? Do some people have more of a right to a story than others?

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Would you like it if someone wrote your biography, or would you rather write your own memoir?

Friday, April 8, 2016
How do you set boundaries around what is your story or not your story to tell?

Monday, April 11, 2016
Do you look at your blog as a way to tell your story? Do you consider yourself a general diarist?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Does the person telling the story matter? Would you be flattered if one person told your story yet hurt if it was in the hands of a different writer?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
How do you think a reader would describe your blog?

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Are future generations going to be hit with information overload as more and more people tell their story? Instead of a handful of family stories, people will have whole blogs to peruse.

Friday, April 15, 2016
Do you find it difficult to tell your story?

Monday, April 18, 2016
Where is your favourite place to read?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Tell us one genre of story you've never tried and why.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Tell us about five books you remember from childhood and why they were special.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
If you had the power to wish books out of print, would you ever use it? Why or why not?

Friday, April 22, 2016
If you could instruct one author to write a book you've outlined, which author would you choose and why?

Monday, April 25, 2016
A line from the play Hamilton asks: "Who lives, who dies, who tells your story." What do you want your legacy to be?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Do you have a lot of untold stories inside of you? How do you feel carrying them around?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Have you ever heard a story that gave you hope or quelled your fears? Tell us about it.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Which do you enjoy more: stories conveying facts or stories created out of fiction?

Friday, April 29, 2016
End the month with a really good story. Tell us a tale on your blog.

Melissa writes Stirrup Queens and Lost and Found. Her novel about blogging is Life from Scratch.

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