BlogHer Writing Lab August 2016 Prompts

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The theme for August's NaBloPoMo is TALES. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in August -- 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!)

Monday, August 1, 2016
What is your favourite fairy tale and why?

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Do you believe it's possible for some people to get that fairy tale ending of happily ever after?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
What do you think is the most dangerous fairy tale we tell kids?

Thursday, August 4, 2016
If you could jump into one fairy tale for 24 hours, which one would it be?

Friday, August 5, 2016
Which story character do you think would do a good job as president?

Monday, August 8, 2016
Do you have any family stories that have been passed on for more than two generations?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Are you featured in any often told family stories? Tell us about it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Are there any family stories you hope don't get passed on beyond your generation?

Thursday, August 11, 2016
If you have a partner, did you find it difficult to learn his or her family lore?

Friday, August 12, 2016
Do you think your family stories would make a good book? Have you ever considered writing them down or fictionalizing them?

Monday, August 15, 2016
Which do you like better: Fiction or non-fiction?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Do you tend to believe what you read more than what you hear?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
What are your favourite types of stories?

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Do you ever embellish the facts to make them more interesting?

Friday, August 19, 2016
What do you think of people who tell tall tales that are meant to entertain but not deceive?

Monday, August 22, 2016
What matters more to you when it comes to fiction: Characters or plot?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Do you like ghost stories? Can you tell us a good one?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Are the tales you tell (or feature in) part of your legacy?

Thursday, August 25, 2016
What makes for a better story: Comedy or drama?

Friday, August 26, 2016
Which is harder to write: The beginning of the story or the ending?

Monday, August 29 2016
Do you think you are honest with yourself, or do you tell yourself tales?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Is it more important to be honest with yourself or honest with others?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
What story do you often tell at parties?

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

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