Write about things you can get stuck in.
Write about a stranger who profoundly affected you. Or write about a strange encounter.
What is the most dramatic change you have had to make?
Today’s writing prompt: I surrender . . . or I finally surrendered. With a prompt like this, you can also write the opposite: I will never surrender . . .
Tillie taught me how to fill a pen, or, as she said, “How to properly fill a pen.” One: Turn the filling plunger counterclockwise as far as it will go. Two: Dip the nib completely into the ink. Three: Turn the filling plunger clockwise until it stops. Four: Hold the nib above the ink bottle and turn the plunger counter-clockwise again until three drops of ink fall back into the bottle. Five: Turn the plunger clockwise to stop the drops. Six: Wipe the excess ink completely from pen and nib. When I told Tillie that six steps seemed a lot to have to do before you begin, she said, “You must think of those six steps not as preparation for the beginning but as the beginning itself.” — The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg Prompt: Desribe the steps to accomplish something. Or: Write about preparing something. Just…
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” — Albert Einstein Let your imagination soar. Come on, you can do it. Look at the little box to the right on your screen. Click on “Prompts.” Choose one and Just Write!
Take a mental trip down Memory Lane. See yourself at five years of age. Picture that child. See him or her. Grab some detail. Smiling? Serious? Able to sit still? Has to move around?’ Now, see yourself at twelve years of age. Take a moment to really see that image of yourself as a young teenager. Notice the clothes you wore, your hairstyle. What did you like to do? Who were your friends? Were you a serious student? Were you frivolous? Care free? Fast forward to twenty-five years old. How do you see yourself? How did you move . . slow paced, bustling around, steady, focused, scattered? Were you scaling corporate ladders? Were you climbing walls, anxious to get going, to start your career, start your life? How about thirty or forty or fifty years of age . . did you shine your light on projects or people? Where were…
Prompt #1: Does Father’s Day have a special meaning for you? Or is it just another day? Prompt #2: What about Mother’s Day? Special or just another day? Write whatever comes up for you. Prompt #3: Write about Memorial Day or Fourth of July. Anything special about them for you? Any traditions you follow now, or as a child?
Write about reaching for the stars.
Write about what money can’t buy.