Autumn Writing Ideas for Fiction/Poetry Writers

There is still plenty of time for the fiction writer to create autumn themed stories and poems. Whether your finished project will be 1 page, 10 pages, or 300 pages, you can start now. You may even wish to write a novel in a month with NaNoWriMo.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Take a photo of what autumn signifies to you. Write a poem about what is in the photograph, and how you feel when you see it.
  • Write a short story about a young girls’ autumn adventure.
  • Write a novella about a teenage boy who is kidnapped, but manages to escape his situation during the autumn months. What does he see after being held captive for so long? What does he feel?
  • Write a novelette about an elderly couple who takes a road trip during the autumn months, to celebrate their anniversary.
  • Write a novel about a murder that takes place at the end of October.

What other ideas can you come up with?

Shannon L. Buck

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About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.

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