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Blog > March Writing Prompt: Looking through your window

The writing prompts are an ongoing experiment that invites postcrossers to write about a different topic on their postcard’s messages every month. These are just suggestions though — if you already know what you want to write about, or the recipient gives you some pointers, that’s great too!

Another month will soon start and it’s time for a new suggestion for the messages on your postcards! But first, let us ask: did last month’s writing prompt help you unlock some creativity and write more on your postcards? And did you discover any new writers that you’re looking forward to read? Let us know in the comments below!

The writing prompt for March was suggested by nyassa on the forum:

In March, describe what you see out of your window.

This is such a simple prompt, but so interesting! I’m writing this post from our office, and we use our big window here as a whiteboard, to jot down ideas and things we’re working on… so it’s a bit busy! Through it, I can see the blue sky, the palm trees swaying in the wind across our quiet street, our elderly neighbours walking their elderly dogs… aaaand the postman that has just arrived on its scooter! Time to go pick the mail! 😀

We hope you enjoy this monthly prompt — feel free to take a step further, add extra details, or even draw it on your postcard!



24 comments so far

SallySmallpox, Canada
Snow, snow, snow, and a magpie.
Might make for a boring postcard! :)

meiadeleite, Portugal
@SallySmallpox or a really cool haiku! Give it a try! 😊

Norway_girl, Norway
Snow, snow and more snow!! Who wants snow? I happily send it away! :) (I'm glad to see I'm not the only one to see a lot of snow through my window!)

Norway_girl, Norway
Any by the way, I learned that the series "The Legend of the Ice People" by the Norwegian/Swedish author Margit Sandemo is translated to Russian (and English). And I discovered that some authours were translated to English, which I kind of hadn't expected to be translated. Roy Jacobsen for instance.

Mosshumla, Sweden
Titta det snöar, titta det snöar, allting vitt, vitt, vitt!
Swedish children's song:
Look it's snowing, look it's snowing, everything's white, white, white!
I love it!

Unfortunately I didn't receive any literature related card texts. From time to time I write about the books I'm reading at the moment, or recommend books, if the receiver mentions an interest in literature.

Bosmanx, Netherlands
a utterly quiet and honestly boring cup-de-sac where nothing really happens, but I do like the prompt.

BeckyS, United States of America
I see my grandchildren playing in the courtyard. They are blowing soap bubbles and trying really hard to not play in the water fountain. They usually fail at that last endeavor.

GoCindy, United States of America
Excellent idea!

wifetoalineman, United States of America
This sounds interesting.

Heepy, United States of America
Trust me, you don't want to know what I can see out my window!

la_luna_pusa, Philippines
Lots of vehicles passing in front of my balcony window. Children practicing for the marching band at the school across me, their xylophones tinkling and drums beating to a familiar pop song. People walking, some with umbrellas to protect themseves from the sun. Repeat every day (except when there's no school on Sundays).

FriendsByPost, United Kingdom
Loads of snow, so put out food for the birds and watched them enjoying the feast.

SunshineCece, United States of America
I live in Los Angeles. California, USA, one of busiest cities: EVER

Out my window, I see my backyard, where my dog is gleefully frolicking. Above that, I have the best Los Angeles skyline! So pretty.

Also, an idea for the next writing prompt, your best friend! You can tell the person you are sending a postcard to about your BESTIE!!!


serebrianka, Belarus
great idea-)

Sprinkledonut, Canada
Writing Prompt: what's on your bucket list?

Tetsuko, Germany
To adding to Cece's idea - I think a nice idea is also to tell how you met/ get to know your best friend. :)

And I love this months writing promt. I'll surely use it :)

mysweetlife63, United States of America
This is a good prompt, will try to use it! Have not been successful with the prompts yet as I forget about them. I do respond to the receivers prompts or queries.
Smiles & thanks!

mintythemouse, United Kingdom
Snow, snow snow, and a lovely red breasted robin who comes to eat in my garden. Oh and some more snow :)

AndiP, United States of America
I like this one. Thank you for the inspiration.

Flippie, Canada
I love the idea, to write what I see out of my window. Thank god, I see more than snow...

happy_crafty_me, Poland
I always like the ideas for the prompts, but I never follow them as I always have something to write about and sometimes don't leave empty space on postcards. :) Hope that's ok ;) for those who receive them .

posterwitty, India
I love this topic. I can see my dog playing, plants swaying and a pair of birds!

NataliaSilverCloud, Russia
interesting idea! I will definitely use it.

pinkpokadot, United States of America
I see the sunsets on the foothills.
finding interesting things to say is a challenge. Repeating oneself is boring for the writer which in turn could be boring to read.

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