I usually like to include a photo or an image with the writing prompts. It usually takes me longer to find an image than to create the prompt. Today’s writing prompt is multiple choice: What image would you use to go with this writing prompt? Or: What song lyrics would you use for this prompt? You can create your own song lyrics, or use a song you know to write about. I’m thinking of “You Raise Me Up,” by Josh Groban. Writing Prompt: Today I trust. Just Write!
If you want someone to understand you, what would you tell them about your past? Imagine a room full of people, they are looking at a speaker behind a podium. They want to know more about the topic. In a way, they want to be entertained. They are talking about you. Who knows more about you than you? Who best to celebrate the essence of you, than you? Write about you . . . Provide enough information so the people in that room have a clear vision or impression of you and your life. Prompt: I want to tell you about . . .
What are you looking forward to? A simple writing prompt for these difficult times.
For this writing prompt, we’ll go through a visualization first, then I’ll suggest the writing prompt. Please remember: The prompts are only suggestions. Go with what is on your mind while you are writing. Listen to what you really want to write about . . . what you really want to say. Honor that. That is how to do a freewrite . . . go with what is uppermost on your mind The Visualization As we go through this visualization, you can tap on your chest, just above the breast bone, with the tips of your fingers. This is a calming and centering activity. As we go, take deep breaths, another calming technique. Sit back in your chair. Get comfortable. Take a deep breath in. Hold for a moment. Release. Imagine you are about to enter a cave. You see the opening to the cave and see the darkness ahead….
Write about a wish that came true.
“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” — May Sarton During this shelter in place, have you discovered what works for you as an “instrument of grace?” Or: Are you feeling you should be doing something differently than what youare doing? Today’s prompts are inspired by the article “Gardens deemed ‘essential,’” — David Templeton, April 30, 2020, Petaluma Argus Courier.
How are you doing?How are you feeling today?
No matter where you live, you most likely are experiencing Shelter in Place, or SIP. Where I live, Northern California, it looks like we’ll have another month of SIP. Our first day of SIP was March 17, 2020. Today is Day 44 of Shelter in Place. It’s an interesting time, isn’t it? Weird. Surreal. You probably have many adjectives you can use to describe this experience. Writing Prompt: What are you noticing?
How has your life changed with shelter in place? What do you do now that’s different? Make a list of your current activities. Write about your day. What do you do now? Use any of these writing seeds to Just Write.
Write about your heroes.