Friday, January 27, 2012

Writing Prompts: What Are You Afraid to Say?

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When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.
~Audre Lorde

Essay Prompt: What are you afraid to say? What do you think people are afraid to say or talk about these days? Write a short essay on this topic addressing one of those questions.

Fiction Writing Practice: Write a scene where one character confronts another one with something he or she has wanted to tell them for a long time, but was always afraid. How does the other character react? Write out the dialogue.

Poetry: Write a list poem addressing many things you have been afraid to say. It can be addressed to one person, or it can be a combination of things you are afraid to say to many people. It could also be a list poem of things you are afraid to ask.


  1. Oh much, so much. Do I dare? I will have to think about it.

  2. I dare you, Delores---pick one and go for it!


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