Writing Prompts

Still Dreaming

Still Dreaming

Recently, I heard Rodger Kamenetz, author of The History of Last Night’s Dream: Discovering the Hidden Path to the Soul, speak about the films that run unedited each night while we sleep.  Kamenetz said dreams are not stories, so we shouldn’t try to make sense of these nightly visitors. Instead, he urged listeners to pay attention to the images and feelings we have in response to…

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Is There a Mulligan for That?

Is There a Mulligan for That?

This Week's Writing Prompt While the origin of the term is unclear, a  mulligan  is generally understood as a second chance to act after something went wrong the first time. Its best-known meaning is in a casual golf game that allows for an extra stroke after a poor shot, which is not counted on the scorecard. It’s a do-over.  How often have you…

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A Life-Changing Letter

A Life-Changing Letter

This Week's Writing Prompt What was the best or worst letter you ever received or wrote? Describe the situation surrounding that letter and why it was so important.   Was this a pleasant or painful letter? Why so? Who penned this correspondence? Who was it addressed to?  What were the circumstances in which the letter was written?  How did this experience…

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The Sweetest Bond

The Sweetest Bond

This Week's Writing Prompt Many people have close relationships with their pets. They treat their dogs, cats, birds, snakes, hamsters, lizards, pigs, or other animals as members of the family. Also, the bonds formed between animals and humans have long been sources of emotional health, accounting for the rise in therapy and emotional support animals in recent years. Not only do…

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The Choice that Made You

The Choice that Made You

This Week's Writing Prompt Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you. - John Maxwell from "Talent Is Never Enough"   Think of a choice you made in your life that defined you. What was this choice? At the time, did you consider it a positive or a negative choice? What were the effects of…

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