Write about a great adventure you would like to have.
What were you good at as a child? What creativity did you enjoy? Do you still enjoy this creativity, or have you stopped? Could you do it again? What is stopping your creative spark? What feeds your creativity?
If I didn’t have to do it perfectly, I would try . . .
Write about something you wish you had done or said differently.
Write about things you can get stuck in.
Habits! Write about your habits. Or write about someone’s habits. Do these habits annoy you? Endear you to the person? Habits. We all have them. Now, write about them.
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?
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…
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…