Tag: Writing Prompt

Writing prompt of the month

Writing prompt of the month

Earlier in this newsletter, we looked at a list of seventy-five unusual or obsolete jobs, and I want to continue the conversation. What is the worst job you’ve ever had? I mean, a really bad job. Tell us about this awful job. When did you have this job? What did it require of you? Why was it such a bad…

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Writing Prompt for January

Writing Prompt for January

Maya Angelou said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” The dictionary defines creativity as the ability to make new things or think of new ideas. Most of the time we think of creativity in relation to art, music, writing, and so forth, but according to this definition, creativity is not confined only to…

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: ‘I love…’

Wednesday Writing Prompt: ‘I love…’

One of my favorite parts of reading is when something jumps off the page and strikes me as something I wish I’d written. I especially love when life story writers are able to take something that everyone experiences and make it sound special and unique. Take a look at this little prose-ish poem:    I love how she writes very simply about…

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Pinning

Wednesday Writing Prompt: Pinning

Pinterest is absolutely fascinating. I’m just getting started with it (you can visit my boards there), slowly discovering and saving little bits and pieces. If, like me, you’re interested in crafting life stories (and exploring others’ memoirs) Pinterest emerges as an incredible tool – a way to visually map out your life, your preferences, and put everything on display for friends,…

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Pride

Wednesday Writing Prompt: Pride

All the little voices that keep us up at night never have anything nice to say. They’re always going on about how we could have done something differently, how (with 20-20 hindsight) we ought to have behaved better, how our little unkindnesses and mistakes will manifest trouble for us in the future. It’s monotonous and exhausting. So for a refreshing…

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It’s all about perspective

It’s all about perspective

I’ve been thinking today about who we are when we write — and I don’t mean how we view ourselves as people, but who we are as storytellers — because when we write, we can do so from many different perspectives. Depending on what we’re writing about, we can be whomever we want to be.  We can be the victim,…

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