There are an abundance of unique holidays in April. Whether you prefer to write mysteries or romance, thrillers or fantasies, science fiction or historical fiction, I'm sure you can find one of them that catches your eye and causes storylines to start running through your mind.
What will you see up above on Look Up at the Sky Day? On Reach as High as You Can Day, what will you reach for? How many games of Scrabble will you play on Scrabble Day?
Children with Alopecia Day - Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that will cause partial or complete hair loss. Most of the time the only effect is loss of hair. It is not that common to see a child that is bald, but children are affected by this disease, as are adults. This day is to bring awareness to this disorder, a day to teach those who have it to be proud of not having any hair.
Create a character who has alopecia. Write a story and show what they experience while growing up. Do they face ridicule and torment because of the condition they have? Or are they looked upon as just a kid with no hair?
Look Up at the Sky Day - What does one do on this day? One looks up at the sky. You never know what you might see. Those with a vivid imagination can see so much in the clouds. They present a live moving-picture show. You could see a rainbow. What is at the end of that rainbow? Can you even get to the end of it?
What if one could actually arrange the clouds into any shape he or she wanted them? What if you created a character who could do this very thing? What if this character had a creation that would allow anyone to float up into the heavens and play with the clouds like this? Are there any side effects from it?
Reach as High as You Can Day - Are there goals that you have given up on just because you think they are impossible? Do you give up on trying things because you believe they are out of your reach? Forget all of that today, the sky is the limit for your goals on this day. No matter how out of reach you think it is, give it a try today.
Create a character who walks around permanently depressed. This person feels that he or she can do nothing right, so what is the use of setting goals? What is the use of trying to do anything new? Then someone new comes into this person's life that changes everything. Who is this person and what happens?
Scrabble Day - This most awesome word game was created in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts. I would love to shake this man's hand and thank him for creating such a fantastic game, but he died in April 1993. This incredibly popular game, created by Mr. Butts while he was an out-of-work architect, is enjoyed by the young and the old.
Write a story around a Scrabble tournament. This tournament could be between friends and family, or it could be a professional tournament. This game, even though it is only a word game, can get really intense.