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Leap Day 2020

Leap Day 2020
What are you going to do with your extra day this year? I must admit, I’d never really thought about it before. For me, 29th February has always been just another day. But as I get older, I find I’m valuing time a great deal more than I used to. After all, I don’t have so much of it left. And I’ve come to realise an extra day every four years should be savoured.

So what will I do? Well, I’ll have a look through my new writing prompts book and see if anything tickles my fancy, then I’ll write a ‘Leap Story’. The book was compiled by Gill James and the suggestions are from many of the authors who regularly write for her. I have a few writing prompts in there too and I was surprised to see fellow author, Allison Symes, having used one to come up with a story which was published on the CafeLit site here. I’d forgotten I’d submitted that particular prompt!

If you would like to check out the book of prompts, click here for the Kindle version

Writing Prompts 2020

Here’s the description:
There are 366 writing prompts here – one for each day of the year in 2020. Some are short and pithy, others are inspired by obscure days e.g. 16 February Do a Grouch a Favour Day, and some go into more detail on an aspect of writing craft. There are series that go over a number of days, e.g. creative writing in other languages, working with postcards, writing for children and writing historical fiction. A few prompts are about works in progress and several give you the choice of working with a text you have already created, creating something new or even editing a completed piece of work. There are also invitations to read. But every prompt gives you the opportunity to write something as well. 

These prompts were put together by writers published by the Bridge House, CafeLit and Chapeltown imprints, and their friends. 
Happy writing in 2020!

So, if you fancy doing something different on Leap Day 2020, why not write a story and if you’re lacking inspiration, buy the book and you’ll have ideas for the rest of the year!

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