Because my husband and I are always moving, trading one "hometown" for another around the continent, we frequently pick up local newspapers to see what's happening while we're in the neighborhood. On a recent visit to the Grand Canyon we bought the Grand Canyon News, and it delivered a juicy bit of information about an... Continue Reading →
Prompts are everywhere. We just have to be able to spot them and know how to use them. Take receipts, for instance. Ever pick up a random receipt someone left in a shopping cart or tossed away and give it a close look? You should. What did this stranger buy? What time of day or... Continue Reading →
Usually prompts are used to generate a new piece of writing -- often through a timed, free-writing exercise. For example, you set a timer for ten minutes and write whatever pops into your head using the prompt. Fiction, real-life memory, poem, country music lyrics, recipe... whatever rings your bell. In the writing group, we have... Continue Reading →
A Fortune in Writing Prompts
Fortune cookies, that is! Let me back up and start at the beginning. I recently started leading a weekly writing group after its founder passed away. She'd established a great group that meets weekly for two hours, doing ten minute free-writing activities. I was honored when asked to continue the group. I'd been taking different... Continue Reading →
What better way to start a brand new blog that suggest a unique way to get that creative writing motor primed? To start it up with a blustery howl? "Pecha Kucha," a phenomenon that swept the professional world a few years ago, shook up otherwise boring PowerPoint presentations by demanding the presenter use just 20... Continue Reading →
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