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Writing Prompts: Winter Is Coming

Embrace the darkness with this week’s writing prompts

This is, for many of us, a rough time of year. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s getting cold. We’re in the trough between holidays. And it’s light out for about 12 minutes a day. But what if we channeled all that seasonal-affective-disorder energy into ~writing~ instead? Let’s pretend that long dark nights are just the thing we need to focus on creativity, shall we?

Publish your responses to these prompts — whether they’re prose, poetry, or the roughest of drafts — on Medium. Tag them#Writehere so we can all find each others’ work on the Write Here topic page. Happy writing!


A Dark Night

Recall a dark time you’ve survived. This could be literal (the Blackout of Whatever Year) or not (the worst job you ever had). What was so dark about it? What was it like to get to the other side?

A Winter Day

What’s your perfect winter day? Include as much detail as possible. This can be a total fantasy — or a blueprint for how you want to live this winter.

A Cozy Time

People who live in Scandinavian countries seem to have this season fully figured out, right down to unified theories of coziness.What’s your favorite way to get cozy? If you were to develop a winter-surviving, coziness-embracing strategy like the Norwegian koselig, or the Danish hygge, what would it entail?


Leave them in the responses and we will try to address them all. And don’t forget to check back here every Monday for new prompts and tips.

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Amy Shearn

Amy Shearn

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