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Spring Writing Prompts

By Chris Dunmire

Warming, fresh spring weather! With spring in the air and writing on your mind, you'll be inspired by this collection of springtime photos, quotes, and prompts celebrating the emergence of new life arising from the soil of the earth. These fresh writing prompts and photos will breathe new life into your creative stories, blog entries, and holiday reflections for the spring season. Are you ready for your writing seeds to sprout?

Springtime Budding Tree Leaves

The first day of spring is one thing,
and the first spring day is another.
The difference between them
is sometimes as great as a month.
— Henry Van Dyke

Writing Prompt 1:

Spring Photo and Quote Inspiration:
When do you feel the arrival of Spring has come? Does Spring assert itself into being just by calendar days or by other environmental factors too?

Writing Prompt 2:

Write about one of the five senses (related to your spring experience):

  • The smells of spring
  • The sights of spring
  • The sounds of spring
  • The touch of spring
  • The tastes of spring

Writing Prompt 3:

What is your favorite spring memory?

Writing Prompt 4:

Write a personal poem about spring.

Springtime Transformation

I barely noticed the beautiful transformation of life going on. Not that I noticed it much differently in year's previous — I took it for granted every time.
— Chris Dunmire

Writing Prompt 5:

Spring Photo and Quote Inspiration:
When winter ends and spring begins, do you really notice the transformation of life happening all around you? What do you notice the most?

Writing Prompt 6:

What do you think or feel when you take your first spring walk outside? What are three things that you enjoy most about the spring season?

Spring Bush Leaves Budding

An optimist is the human personification
of spring. — Susan J. Bissonette

Writing Prompt 7:

Spring Photo and Quote Inspiration:
How do the mild days and freshness of spring affect your mood and outlook on life? Does Spring make you hopeful of good things to come?

Red Flowering Tree Blossoms

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. — Proverb from Guinea

Writing Prompt 8:

Spring Photo and Quote Inspiration:
The rebirth of nature after winter. Budding plants and trees. What does Springtime inspire in you? Write about it.

Writing Prompt 9:

What three things are you grateful the most for during spring?

Writing Prompt 10:

What do you think or feel when you look at the trees budding after a long, dormant winter? Do you think humans also experience periods of dormancy and rebirth in their own lifecycles? How so?

Budding Tree Branches Blossoms

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
— Anne Bradstreet

Writing Prompt 11:

Spring Photo and Quote Inspiration:
What do you think the symbolism of spring is in relation to the human life span? Does spring necessarily mean young or youthful? Or can it have other metaphoric meanings? Such as...?

Writing Prompt 12:

Imagine that there was no spring season. What would happen to the earth — to humans — if spring didn't exist?

Easter Holiday Rabbit and Chicks Greeting Card

Writing Prompt 13:

Spring Photo Inspiration:
Spring holidays and religious traditions. Write about Easter, Lent, or other personal observances you experience during the spring season. Why are these important to you?

Writing Prompt 14:

Go with the flow: Choose a prompting word from the following list and write about whatever comes to mind for 10 minutes without stopping.

Prompting Words List:

Rebirth, renew, fresh, spring, wet, budding, growth, beginning, March, April, May, Easter Sunday, rabbits, eggs, April showers, May flowers, lent, Jesus, traditions, holiday, candy, jellybeans, chocolate rabbits, baskets

Red Tulips Shooting from the Ground

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
— Robert Frost

Writing Prompt 15:

Spring Photo and Quote Inspiration:
How does the onset of spring propel your personal life into the year? Are you in sync with the seasonal cycles? What does that mean to you?

Updated 1/7/14