Write about your favorite things. Whenever I hear the phrase “favorite things,” I think of the song in “Sound of Music,” . . . “My Favorite Things,” sung by Julie Andrews. Write about some of your favorite things.
Write about wants versus needs. Have you discovered something you thought you needed, but found out it was really a “want?” Are there things you now know you can do without? Write about how your “wants” change in different circumstances.
What are you grateful for?
What makes you lose track of time?
What brings you peace? Write about a place, a time, a moment, or a situation where you found peace.
Write about a kindness someone showed you. Or write about a kind thing you did for someone. Or a kindness you saw.
Write about something new you tried recently. Did you love it? Did you hate it?’ Spill the details!
How to get to an epiphany in writing. One way to discover an epiphany: Start with: The problem began with wanting something. I wanted . . . I wanted it because (back story) . . . To get it, I . . . (action) However, something got in my way: (there may be several actions/reactions/sequences that got in the way) . . . I had to try something different, so I . . . At the time I was thinking that . . . The turning point came when . . . When that happened, I realized . . . Resolution: After that I . . . Another way to get to an epiphany: Write about a pivotal event in your life. Something happened and you weren’t the same after. Narrow it down to the exact moment and location where it took place. It could be something wonderful or something…
Guest Blogger Bella Mahaya Carter writes about: A Cure for Writer’s Block: Write without “Writing” Many of my students and clients tell me that they have a hard time finding the time to write. This is totally understandable. Our lives are busy. We have obligations and commitments we must fulfill, or face tangible consequences. Writing is not like this. Nobody knows or cares if we don’t write. But people who have the urge (calling) to write and don’t act on it often experience dissatisfaction, even angst. They feel like they have an itch they can’t scratch. Part of the problem—what keeps people from sitting down to write—is their own imagination. They’ve made up stories about what “writing” is supposed to look like. They assume they need to carve out huge chunks of time. They believe that they have to feel energized or inspired. They might envision their writing hurting people they love. They…
You can’t get away with it. Or, can you? Write about something you or someone else got away with . . . or didn’t get away with.