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Your Writing Prompts for April 2024

On the Calendar

4/1: April Fool’s Day. Today is a great opportunity to do something a little light-hearted or humorous, even if that’s not usually your style. Try to pull these little stunts in the morning, so you can follow up in the late afternoon with a “retraction” or “gotcha!” Use Instagram Stories, etc so they don’t stick around on your feed.

4/2: International Children’s Book Day. Find a good kid’s book related to your cause and use that as a springboard to talk about your work. This works especially well if you have lots of parents with small children on your mailing list.

4/4: Tell a Lie Day. Use this day to dispel any myths or rumors about your cause. Or point out lies people have told about your cause.

4/7: World Health Day. This year’s theme is My health, my right.

4/11: National Pet Day. Share your staff pets or ask your supporters to share theirs.

04/14: International Moment of Laughter Day. Create or share a funny meme or video.

04/15: World Art Day. Have supporters create art based on how your cause has helped them or how you make them feel. Or showcase your staff’s artistic talents.

4/15: Income Tax Day in the U.S. How do tax dollars support your cause? Make your supporters feel a little better about paying up by knowing how it helps you. Or maybe you can point out that you don’t use any tax dollars at all!

4/17: International Haiku Poetry Day. Create a haiku about your organization or your cause especially if your organization dals with nature. (In case you forgot, it’s 3 lines with 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second and 5 for the third line)

4/22: Earth Day. How can you connect what you do with protecting the environment, even if your core mission isn’t environmental? This year’s theme is climate action.

04/23: Take a Chance Day. Write about something you’ve been thinking about, but have been too afraid to share. Start a campaign with an audacious goal, or encourage your supporters to take a next step.

4/25: Take Your Kid to Work Day. Get some of your staff to bring their kids to work and share what the kids learned about your cause. Or have volunteers bring their kids. If you work with kids ask them to explain what their parents or guardians do for work.

4/27: Tell a Story Day. Time to share stories from your clients or be more creative and tell a fairy tale about how much better the world would be with your org (or a horror story about the world without it).

4/29: International Dance Day. Great for social media videos, you can join in the latest TikTok dance or show your staff getting down to take a break.

April Also Has:

  • World Autism Awareness Day: 2nd
  • Day of Silence: 12th
  • National Volunteer Week: 21st – 27th
  • Gathering of Nations: 25th-27th
  • Passover starts the 22nd
  • Arbor Day: 26th
  • Celebrate Diversity Month
  • Arab-American Heritage Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • National Garden Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Metaphor of the Month

The metaphor for this month is weather. Think about rain, wind, tornadoes, heatwaves, humidity, cold spells, snow, thunderstorms, light showers, sun, clouds, fog, climates, floods, forecasts, and radar.

How can you relate these things to your organization?

Pop Culture, Events, and News

You’ll see all kinds of news and events related to Spring like fashion, gardening, etc

Local festivals will start popping up on everyone’s calendar. Google “(your state) festivals” and you’ll see what’s coming up nearby.

Presidential primaries will continue in several states.

The 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards take place on the 1st.

Despite it being called March Madness, the NCAA Basketball Championship Games actually take place in April with the women playing on the 7th and the men on the 8th.

The CMT Music Awards are on the 7th.

The Masters in Augusta, GA takes place April 11th – 14th.

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is the 27th.

The NFL Draft starts on April 25th.

Many TV shows and miniseries premier or return in April including Lovers and Liars, Vanderpump Villa, Lopez vs Lopez, Weakest Link, Walker, Ripley, Parasyte: The Grey, Sugar, Say Yes to the Dress, Chucky, Fallout, Franklin, The Sympathizer, Under the Bridge, Welcome to Wrexham, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and The Veil.

Movies premiering either in theaters or streaming include The First Omen, Monkey Man, Wes Is Dying, Civil War, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Sweet Dreams, The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Villains, Inc., Sasquatch Sunset, Hard Miles, and Challengers.

Source of the Month

Read! Whether it’s a novel you picked up for Spring Break or a favorite industry blogger, reading can spark your creativity and show you new ways to look at the world.

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Published On: March 26, 2024|Categories: Writing Skills and Content|