Remember back to your teenage years. Full of promise and full of hope for fun. Hope that special someone notices you. Looking forward to fun times. Hope you won’t get caught doing whatever you weren’t supposed to be doing. Because this was a time to take risks, to sneak past authority, to try new behavior. Prompt: Write about one of those times . . . that you got away with something you shouldn’t have been doing.
Teens and Cars . . . Prompt #707
Write about your first car, or your friend’s first car. Make, Model, Year. Bench Seat? Stick shift? What was special about this car? Did you cruise Main Street? Or El Camino Real? Or The Boulevard? Did you drag race . . . on The Great Highway or a lonesome stretch of road? Not your family drive-in movies . . . did you go on dates to the drive-in? Write about a car and car activities, especially the ones that took place during your teen years.
Love Affair . . . Prompt #706
Write about a love affair. It can be about a person, an animal. Or a love affair with movies, food, books. Or shoes, music, art, a mode of transportation, a city, a country. Just Write! #amwriting #justwrite #iamawriter
Adjusted your sails . . . Prompt #705
“We cannot always direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails.” It isn’t known who originally said this. No matter, it’s today’s prompt. Prompt: How have you adjusted your sails?
What would you like to learn? . . . Prompt #704
What would you like to learn? You can start by using one or more of these sentence starts: I want to learn . . . I want to learn how to . . . I am learning . . . #justwrite #iamwriting #iamawriter
Character Sketch . . . Prompt #703
Instead of New Year’s Resolutions, how about writing a character sketch, either about yourself, or about your fictional characters. Finish the following sentences as your fictional character would, or for yourself, perhaps a new way of looking at old ideas. “Character Sketch” My full name is: I live at or near: I live with: Today I want: Today I hope: I am happiest when: I daydream about: If I had my way: I don’t understand: What I could do is: Sometimes I think: If I were in charge: I get angry when: People wouldn’t like it if they knew: If only we had enough: A person can’t be happy unless: I never told anyone that I: Five years ago: Five years from now: “Character Sketch” by B. Lynn Goodwin, Writer Advice The idea of using Lynn’s “Character Sketch” as inspiration for a new way of looking at old ideas is…
It’s a wrap . . . Prompt #701
Write an end-of-the-year letter. One you might send, or would never send. You can capture how the year was for you, where you went, why you went there, what happened on that trip. Or, it might be “I didn’t go anywhere and I didn’t do anything.” You can write about a friend or a family member. Or write about goals achieved, accomplishments met, or what was disappointing. Just Write! #amwriting #iamawriter #justwrite
2020 was . . . Prompt #700
My son said, “2020 was last week and lasted three years.” Writing Prompt: Your take on the past three years. Or: Nothing prepared me for . . . #justwrite #amwriting #iamawriter
Invent a Holiday . . . Prompt #699
If you could invent a holiday, what would it be called and what would it celebrate? #justwrite #amwriting #iamawriter
Random Acts of Kindness . . . Prompt #698
Have you received random acts of kindness? Have you given random acts of kindness? Have you witnessed random acts of kindness? Writing Prompt: Random acts of kindness. #amwriting #justwrite #iamawriter