NaBloPoMo March 2015 Prompts

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

A side note before we begin: if you're writing about the prompts below, make sure you tag them #womenslives if you post links on social media so you can be part of the conversation.

Monday, March 2, 2015
It's Women's History Month. There has been so many important women who have shaped the world. Who do you immediately think of when you think about women (past or present) who bring about change?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Write an open letter thanking a historical figure for her contributions to the world.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Do you always exercise your right to vote? Why or why not?

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Do you think we are currently living in a good time for women in history? Will we look back at this time period in the future and say that there was equality?

Friday, March 6, 2015
What is the biggest obstacle facing women today from reaching their goals?

Monday, March 9, 2015
As we've been seeing from the #womenslives initiative, all of our lives are newsworthy. Write a press release covering things you've accomplished in the last five years.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
If you have a blog, you have a platform and a voice. Use today to talk about the cause most important to your heart.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Start a conversation on your blog. Choose one topic and open it up for discussion on your blog like a salon.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Look back at history and choose the point in time that you think was a turning point to gaining equality between men and women.

Friday, March 13, 2015
What does "having it all" mean to you? Do you think it is possible for a woman to "have it all" under your definition?

Monday, March 16, 2015
At BlogHer University, we're creating a mini journalism school this month. Why (or why not) do you think women make good journalists?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
What unique stresses do you think women writers experience?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Tell us about the best op-ed you ever read written by a woman.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Talk about your favourite woman journalist either from print media or television. Why do you respond to the way she tells a story?

Friday, March 20, 2015
Would you ever want to be on the front lines, reporting from a conflict? Why or why not?

Monday, March 23, 2015
How do you get your news right now? How does it differ from 10 years ago?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Have there been events when you've turned to social media over traditional media or vice versa?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Are bloggers journalists? Why or why not? If they are journalists, should they be held to journalistic standards? Why or why not?

Thursday, March 26, 2015
How do you determine what is worth reporting from your life since not every moment of your day ends up on your blog?

Friday, March 27, 2015
Most news reporters on television have a sign off statement. What would be your sign off statement and why?

Monday, March 30, 2015
Do you believe the adage that bad news sells better than good news? Do you find yourself getting more response to negative posts than positive ones?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Which way was better: getting all of our news at a single point or two in the day, or the birth of the 24/7 news cycle, with news being reported all day long?

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

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