Of course, we writers love our books as mentioned recently in our blogs. To get the pen or computer busy, point randomly to one of your books on the shelf and write on that same topic as your book.
Weekly prompts are displayed here
Feeling groovy? What small rituals help support your sense of well-being? Be liberal on the term ‘well-being’, like feeling feisty, creative, excited, satisfied, or comfortable. And what are those? Is it quiet time, being with friends, a long walk on a favorite path, a good book, a bubble bath, an old rock ‘n’ roll vinyl, or coloring with grandchildren? Reflect and write on your physical or mental ritual(s) that make you feel in the groove.
Prompt – 5/4/23
Write about a haunting. Write about something that haunts you or a fictional character or someone you know. A person or deed from the past that comes into consciousness regularly. Write an essay, poem or short story to exorcise the haunting.
All the Reasons
List the most common reasons you give for not spending enough time to write. Who is in control of that situation, the reasons? Now, write a short piece about how you can change that. It may be tough, but it’s a beginning in opening your creative side in writing.
Thursday Prompt 4.20.23
Concentrate on clothes today. Take a character, or person you know shopping on your page. What do they like, what does their choice say about them? Or, recall in detail clothing that you love or despise. Or, start with the word clothes or clothing and see where it takes you.
Prompt for 4-13-23
A good friend died on Easter morning leaving behind his wife of thirty years and his fifteen-year-old son. His passing was expected/unexpected. I can talk with his wife and son, encourage and console them, but what can I say to him? My way to express my feelings and try to understand his last thoughts was by writing an unsendable letter to him. It felt good to release some of my sorrow by telling him how he touched my life in unforgettable ways.
Write a letter to someone you love who has passed or with whom you’ve lost connection, a different kind of death. If it has been a long time since you saw them, bring them up-to-date and let them know your feelings about their place in your world. It may not all be positive. Even negative feelings, expressed, can be a useful tool in your writing kit.
Thursday Post 4.6.2023
Write about three events, big or small, that occurred this past year. Describe where you were and how you felt while experiencing them.
Thursday Prompt 3.30.23
One afternoon a few years ago while waiting at a small pharmacy for my parents’ prescriptions, I noticed these items side by side. I swear this is a first. ‘I don’t get it’ I thought. I contemplated the meaning or a reference as to why? Once back in Tucson, every time I went to a pharmacy, I noticed these same two items snuggled up against one another. ‘I don’t get it.’
Write your thoughts, commentary, essay, or story, as to…and have a ball. (No pun intended.)
Prompt: Memories and Dreams
Recently I dreamt some very vivid images and situations. They were all based on memories, very old memories. Write a short story, poem, or essay about the connection between a current dream and a memory.