What are you obsessed with? Write about your obsessions. Photo by Christina Gleason
Spring. Summer. Autumn. Winter. In-between seasons. Write about your favorite time of year.
“You think you know them, these creatures robed in your parent’s skins.” Writing Prompt: Read the excerpt. Copy it in your notebook, if you want. Then see what comes up for you and Just Write! Excerpt from the poem, At the Lake House by Jon Loomis
Today’s writing prompt is a poem by Alison Luterman. When the prompt is a poem, you can write on the theme or the mood of the poem. Or use a stanza, a line, or a word to inspire your writing. Just Write! At the Ice Rink I came here to fail and to fall but not so well as that man careening over the ice sliding into the wall as if into second base shambling up, grinning, like a great bear, and taking off again, saying, over his shoulder, “You’ve got it backwards. Learn to fall first, then skate.” I end up clinging barnacle-like to the sides, inching around the perimeter like a caterpillar. Wall-hugger. Nothing has changed since I was eight and my parents paid for skating lessons in hopes I would become more balanced. Now as then I am wobbling, terrified, feet frozen like blocks of wood…
Things are settling down at Cullen Corner after the Holidaze. I hope everything is going well for you. It’s been quiet here on The Write Spot Blog on account of the holidays: Decorating, undecorating, traveling to be with family, having family here, watching Hallmark holiday movies, watching Doc Martin and The Amazing Mrs. Maisel ( highly recommend), the usual December-January busyness. Since I last posted, I changed the title on the recently published The Write Spot: Discoveries to better reflect the contents. New title, same contents: The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing: Discoveries. Now, I’m working on the next anthology. I hope you are active with a project that you enjoy. Today’s prompt: What’s the latest? I’m loving all the wonderful reviews of Discoveries. Here’s the latest review of Discoveries. Review by Diana McCurdy in The Sonoma County Gazette, founded by Vesta Copestakes. Book Review: The Write Spot to…
Today’s writing prompt is a visualization . . . then the prompt. Set yourself up for an uninterrupted twenty minutes. Get comfortable. Have your writing implements nearby . . . paper and pen or computer. Settle into your chair. Feet flat on floor. Hands relaxed. Rotate shoulders in a circle. Reverse direction. Stretch arms out in front. Arms overhead. Arms to the side. Take a deep breath in. Hold. Let go. Feel your feet connected to the floor. And that connection goes down into the earth, way down, deep down, to the center of the earth. Firmly planted, deeply rooted. Feel the connection up your legs, through your calves, into your knees. Feeling connected up into your thighs. Completely relax into your chair, letting go of all tension that might be in your legs and thighs. Just let go. Deep breath in. Deep breath out. Let your hands go limp….
If you had a family motto, what would it be?
Write about something you wish you could un-do or un-see or un-know. You can use this prompt to write about yourself, someone you know, or write how your fictional character would respond. Just write!
Write about promises not kept.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Someday . . . I like the possibilities this prompt suggests, perhaps an opportunity for reflection. Note from Marlene: Write whatever comes up for you. Trust the process of free writing. Write with no worries about the outcome. Write for yourself with no cares about the end product. Just Write! Photo by Christina Gleason.