NaBloPoMo May 2015 Prompts

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The theme for May's NaBloPoMo is PHOTO, and this month only, you're getting two prompts for the price of one. You're getting a writing prompt, but you're also getting a photo prompt in case you want to go the visual route.

If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in May -- 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 though we've included a photo prompt those days!)

Friday, May 1, 2015
Do you like taking selfies? Why or why not?
Photo: You

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Photo: Your Passion

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Photo: Your Feelings

Monday, May 4, 2015
Do you think one side of your face photographs better than another?
Photo: Your Energy

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
What is your favourite angle for being photographed? Head-on? Slightly above, below, to the side?
Photo: Your Style

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
How often are you in your photographs?
Photo: Your Love

Thursday, May 7, 2015
When was the last time you asked someone to take a picture of you?
Photo: Your Time

Friday, May 8, 2015
Do you think you smile more honestly when you're taking a selfie or when someone else is photographing you?
Photo: Focus

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Photo: Light

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Photo: Three

Monday, May 11, 2015
Do you ever secretly snap pictures without the subject knowing? Tell us about a secret shot you've taken.
Photo: Close

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
What is the hardest subject to photograph?
Photo: Far

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Do you sometimes make recipes due to the accompanying photo?
Photo: Bokeh

Thursday, May 14, 2015
What place do you want to visit based solely on beautiful photographs that you've seen?
Photo: Sun Flare

Friday, May 15, 2015
Have you ever developed a crush on someone due to a photograph?
Photo: Black and White

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Photo: Filter Me This

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Photo: Surreal

Monday, May 18, 2015
Do you always ask permission of the subject before you post pictures online? Why or why not?
Photo: Contrast

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Have you ever asked someone to take a photo down? Tell us about the experience.
Photo: Vintage

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Do you still print out photos in albums or are most your photos digital?
Photo: Drama

Thursday, May 21, 2015
How often do you look back at photos you've taken?
Photo: Color

Friday, May 22, 2015
Tell us about some of the photos you keep on your phone.
Photo: Inside

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Photo: Outside

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Photo: Upside Down

Monday, May 25, 2015
What is the oldest photo you own?
Photo: Nature

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Tell us about the first time you held a camera.
Photo: Still Life

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Which do you cherish more: old family photos or old family stories?
Photo: Portrait

Thursday, May 28, 2015
If you could pass along only one photo of yourself to future generations in your family, which would it be and why?
Photo: Action

Friday, May 29, 2015
What do you think makes a good photograph?
Photo: Food

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Photo: Nightlife

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Photo: Your Best Photo

Also, feel free to share this image to let others know you're participating in #NaBloPoMo this month. (And it will help remind you of prompts!)

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

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