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April Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

April Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

Hello it’s the spring season, and time for the April writing prompts! Have a look at what’s in store for our cosy little chronic illness writing community this month. I hope to read more about how you’ve been doing, understand your chronic illness life a little more, and hopefully make more online spoonie friends. Sending gentle hugs!

April 2021 Awareness Dates

*Note: This is not a comprehensive list. Let me know if I missed anything out and I’ll add it in!

What The April Writing Prompts are About & How to Participate

The linkups are a monthly get together for anyone with a chronic illness, mental disorder or disability. An opportunity to share, to listen, and to learn from one another through shared writing prompts. I also think it’s a great way to provide insight into life with chronic pain, from many different points of view.

All you have to do is write using at least three of the writing prompts listed below, and publish it on your blog, or to a free writing platform like Medium. Then click on the blue ‘Add Link’ button to add your blog post to this page. Voilà, you’re now part of the linkup party!

2021 April Writing Prompts

  • Only one link submission per website.
  • Do comment on at least two other blog posts in this linkup if you participate. Helping to spread the word on your social media is always appreciated, but not required.
  • Linkups start on the first of every month. There will be five different writing prompts. It will close at the end of each month before midnight. All timings listed are in Singapore time (+8 GMT).
  • Pick at least three of the writing prompts to write about. Five is best, of course! 😉 You can write about your latest experiences with chronic illness, or even turn it into an evergreen blog post.
  • Insert a link to this post when you submit your blog entry for auto verification.
  • Failure to follow these rules might get you blacklisted from future linkups. Let’s keep it fair for all 🙂

Get the April Writing Prompts!

  1. Springing
    It’s the spring season! (Though we don’t get to enjoy seasons here in Singapore 🙁 ) Are you springing into action now that the sun is (sort of) out? Is your indoor or outdoor garden springing up with life? Perhaps you are walking with a spring to your step (my puppy does!). Hope may be springing from your heart over something positive whether tangible or a change in mindset. Many other emotions could also be springing up from the endless well in your heart.
  2. Grounding
    In a literal sense, grounding is also called earthing, and is purported to have many natural health benefits. Any of my chronic illness friends do this here? I’d love to hear about your experiences! Staying grounded is also so important to keep anxiety, depression and mental health issues in check, especially during these uncertain times. You could also be a grounded, humble person, or know someone who is whom inspires you to certain thoughts or actions.
  3. Luxuriating
    We all need to indulge ourselves once in a while when living with chronic pain, don’t we?! Are you doing good in giving yourself some TLC (tender loving care)? You could be spoiling yourself in fancy ways like a bubble bath, a spa session or facial, a professional massage or something else! It could also be indulging yourself in certain hobbies or things that make you happy (drop the guilt for now! 😉 )
  4. Daunting
    Has it been a daunting few months for you due to medical reasons or the pandemic? Perhaps you’re finding certain family or work issues daunting. You could be facing a daunting task, be it personal, blogging, self or home improvement, or something else.
  5. Sustaining
    There are quite a few different definitions to sustaining! Are you sustaining an injury, or barely surviving from chronic pain and everyday life? Or perhaps you’re sustaining an interest in learning something new, or find that sustaining that effort is exhausting.

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May 1, 2021 00:44

Hi Sheryl
This month I remembered to post here as well. Have a great day.

Carrie Kellenberger
April 13, 2021 15:25

Hi Sheryl! Thanks so much for the great prompts. My article this month was depressing, but it also gave me a chance to write about something that I’ve never been able to write about before. I hope readers find it interesting since today is World Sarcoidosis Awareness Day.

Sheryl Chan
April 15, 2021 12:29

Aww… I’ll have a read soon. Depressing articles can also be good… raw in authenticity and sometimes we need that as cathartic, and it does reach out to those in the same boat out there. Sending lots of hugs, my lovely friend.