If you’re new to my 6-word story challenges, March is a great month to start! The Year to a Better You March prompts focus on imagination and creativity. Use the whimsical prompts to get reenergized toward your goals.
Year to a Better You March Prompts (6-Word Story Challenge)
We’re moving into the third month of our “Year to a Better You” challenge. If you’re new to the challenge, let me break it down for you…We’re combining 6-word stories with different aspects of self-improvement. Each day, you’ll use your journal to refocus, while indulging in a little creative writing time. Best of all, you get to write without spending hours at the computer.
In February, we focused on gratitude. I don’t know about you, but a full month of positive thinking has given me creative energy to spare. This month is all about imagination! Whether you dream up lofty goals for your future or whimsical stories in far off lands, now is the time to let your mind run free. No goal is too big, no story too wild. Unleash your imagination and let your 6-word stories take you for a ride!
- Each month has an assigned theme. I’ve modeled the themes based on the cycles we often experience in life. Sometimes we’re hopeful and full of imagination. Other times, it takes fierce determination and courage to make changes (don’t worry, the monthly themes will all be listed on the challenge prompts for the month).
- January: Mindfulness
- February: Gratitude
- March: Imagination
- April: Hope
- May: Focus
- June: Courage
- July: Change
- August: Determination
- September: Perseverance
- October: Inspiration
- November: Friends and Family
- December: Reflection
- Write a 6-word story each day in response to the daily prompts. Scroll down for the printable March 2018 prompts.
- TIP 1: Keep the theme for the month in mind as you write your 6-word story each day. For example, February’s theme is Gratitude, and the daily prompt for March 1st is “Over the Rainbow.” For me, this prompt immediately sparked the image of everyday objects decked out in rainbow colors. I could write a story about a painter who uses the whole rainbow: “Her paintbrush swipes. Behold, ROYGBIV everything.”
- Tip 2: Don’t feel any pressure to follow the prompts too strictly. They’re only meant to tickle your imagination!
What is a 6-word story?
It’s a whole story in only six words. Six. That’s all you get. Experiment and have fun with it!
- Write whatever sparks in your mind. You are free to use the prompt words in your story, but it’s not required.
- These are YOUR stories. They don’t have to be like anyone else’s.
- If you’re feeling extra creative, try rhyming to make a 6-word poem.
Where to Share Your #6WordsBetter
- Most of the six-word story challenge takes place on Instagram. For the best chance of being featured, tag your posts with the challenge hashtags.
- #6WordsBetter (new hashtag for 2018)
- The old hashtags from the PF Six-Word Challenge still work. Use them all if you like. #PFSixWordChallenge and #PFSixWordPoems
- Feel free to tag me (@PageFlutter ) so I can give your awesome story a shoutout! (Not on Instagram? No worries; just play along on my Facebook page.)
- Subscribe to my newsletter to get my latest posts and challenge prompts delivered to your inbox!
Get creative with your 6-word stories. Dress them up with doodles, hand letter them, find a photo that helps tell your story…whatever speaks to you!
Here are a few to get you started:
- Queen’s tearoom. I ordered coffee. Oops.
- JOBS, FAMILY, MONEY…Rest, weary juggler.
- Decay from the past nourishes seedlings.
Ready for bigger writing projects? Take a peek inside my writing journal for inspiration.
Year to a Better You March Prompts (Printable)
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Remember: It’s not about competing for the “best” 6-word story. It’s about building habits that inspire you to be your best.
So, take a few risks, immerse yourself in the theme for the month, and have fun with the challenge!
If you need a little help getting started, check out my 6-Word Story board on Pinterest. For those of you looking to turn your six-word stories into larger projects, follow my boards devoted to the craft of writing. Happy journaling!
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