Prompts

House Image…  Prompt #311

  Think of a house or an apartment you lived in – either where you grew up or one that comes to you most strongly: a place that seems most pertinent or the place you want to discover more about. Use a pen or pencil and draw a blueprint of the house or apartment. Sketch the floor plan, include doors (front, back, side), stairs, and each room within the house.  Let your hand and mind be the guides. Don’t worry about getting it exactly correct. Use color to explore When you feel done with the blueprint, use color to explore the house/apartment and your feelings. Color the rooms, or outline the rooms, using the actual or basic color of the walls, the rugs and furniture. When you feel done with coloring, write whatever comes up. Examples The house was yellow I hated that color. It made me think of . ….

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What, why, how . . . freewrites

What is a freewrite?  Why should you do it? How is it done? A “freewrite” is “free association” for a quick style of writing. It’s a way of writing freely with no worries about the end product. It’s meant to be spontaneous, with no “real” thinking involved. Just write thoughts as quickly as they  form. No editing is involved while writing because editing means “thinking” and thinking means censoring. Censoring and editing while writing can inhibit the freedom experienced while writing without worries about the outcome. A freewrite is getting your thoughts written, accept whatever they are, and however they manifest. This writing can be a catalyst for further writing and can later be revised, edited, and polished. Choose an idea, set a timer, write for that amount of time. Topics can be whatever is on your mind or select a writing prompt on The Write Spot Blog. If you…

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Best or favorite gift, or . . . ??? Prompt #310

There are tacky gifts, insulting gifts, selfish gifts the giver secretly wants, cheap gifts and re-gifted gifts. But some gifts are transcendent. Have you ever received such a perfect gift? One that amazed you with its imagination? Perhaps it was a gift that completely touched your heart, changed your life, or opened a new world. Maybe it was a gift so dear you held on to it for a lifetime.  What was it and why was it so special to you? Prompt: Your best gift or your all-time favorite gift.