Tag: memories

Writing Sprints

Writing Sprints

Every now and then, I like to do something I call writing sprints. I give you a word, and you have just two minutes to write whatever comes to mind. There’s not much time to think, so you just have to jump in and write the first thing you think about. The New Year often comes with resolutions to exercise…

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Make Writing Fun in 2013, day five

Make Writing Fun in 2013, day five

Okay, day five, the final P of the pack, and I’ve saved the most important one for last. By now, if you weren’t aware before, you know what type of pen and paper you favor, the pleasure of writing with other people, and how writing in different places can add adventure to your writing time. Today, we’re going to talk…

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Make Writing Fun in 2013, day three

Make Writing Fun in 2013, day three

On Monday, we talked about how great pens make writing fun and can encourage us to want to write. Yesterday, we focused on not doing it alone. The buddy system works great when it comes to writing. Writing with others holds us accountable and stimulates our memories and imagination. Plus, it’s a great way to have a lot of fun.…

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New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

Well, it’s the year 2013, and we have to write about resolutions, those firm decisions we make at the start of each New Year. Yesterday, I heard about a holiday called Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day, celebrated on January 17th, the most common date to give up commitments. The practice is common enough to have its own holiday. I thought…

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Holiday memories

Holiday memories

As we prepare to close the door on 2012, Christmas, Hanukkah and holidays, what moment from this season will you remember? Is it a happy moment or a sad one? Describe this instance in detail? Who does it involve? Where were you? What happened? What about this moment makes it so memorable? Set your timer for ten minutes. Go. Photo…

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These are a few of my favorite things

These are a few of my favorite things

We all have our favorite things. These items need not be expensive or valuable in worldly terms, but to us, they are priceless. We can’t imagine living without them. They may remind us of wonderful days gone by, provide comfort or make us feel beautiful. So today, let’s write about a favorite thing from your childhood, a doll you carried…

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The (holi)days we remember

After you marvel at today’s date—12-12-12, the last time we’ll have a repeating date like this until January 1, 2101—let’s turn our writing attention to the holidays. We’re in the middle of Hanukkah right now, and Christmas is only thirteen days away, so what are you doing to prepare for the festivities? Do you have traditions you follow this time…

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Sick of being sick

Sick of being sick

I’m sick today, fighting a bad cold or flu or something. I say my husband gave it to me; he says I took it from him. Regardless, I feel crummy, so we are going to write about being sick today, not the in-the-hospital kind of sick but the not feeling well that interrupts your normal day. What do you want…

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Five-Year Journals

Five-Year Journals

A fast, easy way to write your life… Record your day’s events, thoughts, feelings, and such in this sturdy, hardback-bound journal. The top of each page displays the month and day and provides six ruled, quarter-inch lines for each of the five years. Use this versatile book as a diary, a gratitude journal, a place to record the first five…

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