Writing Prompts

Musical Memories

Musical Memories

This Week’s Writing Prompt

Eight 

That’s how many honkytonks are packed into just one block of Nashville, Tennessee’s iconic Honky Tonk Highway. Better known as Broadway, it’s a major thoroughfare in the downtown area of Nashville which includes Lower Broadway, an entertainment district renowned for honkytonks and live country music.  

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You’ve Got the Look

You’ve Got the Look

I’ve been eagerly anticipating the launch of my redesigned website for months. Today, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning, impatient to tear off the paper and show off my favorite new outfit to everyone. Did you have a favorite outfit or article of clothing as a child? Were you known for this look? Amanda shared a story with…

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Memories of Marriage

Memories of Marriage

In 1975, I was in my friend Gena’s wedding, serving as one of thirteen bridesmaids paired with thirteen groomsmen. We girls were all decked out in poufy mauve and green flowered dresses and big floppy hats. You gotta love the seventies! I’ll never forget the fashion statement we made that day! Amanda recalled a moment in her garden wedding where…

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Wonder Women

Wonder Women

The women in our lives don’t have to be history-making trailblazers for us to appreciate the powerfulforce they’ve been in our lives. Think of a woman you know who has inspired you. It might be a wife, mom, relative, friend, or coworker. Now, recall a story about her that reflects that spark. As you write, consider: What was she like? What…

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I Am What I Am

I Am What I Am

My dad, whom I affectionately called Tuttie all of my life, had some distinct characteristics that made him easily identifiable in a crowd, but two, in particular, stood out. Just look for the guy who always, without fail, wore one-piece coveralls and a brightly colored welders cap with the bill turned up. I don’t know why he wore his hat like that…

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I’m Puzzled…

I’m Puzzled…

I love working on a puzzle. There’s something so satisfying about creating a complete picture, piece by gradual piece. Whether I sit for five minutes and sort pieces, or I settle in for an hour with my husband, doing a puzzle is a pleasant way for me to unwind. Imagine my delight when I learned that January 29 is National…

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