Friday, January 24, 2014

Writing Prompts with Lindsay Stirling's Video

Lindsay Sterling is amazing. For today's prompt, enjoy her music video. Write to the music for 10 minutes without stopping. No subject required, just go where the music takes you. The song is "Crystalize," and the scenery is breathtaking. Enjoy!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Prompts

Today is Martin Luther King Day. You can reflect on either the quote in the photo or the quote below. Write for 15 minutes without stopping.

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When reflecting on forgiveness, you can:

1 Start an essay about forgiveness in your life and what it took to forgive someone, or reflect on the process if you are still working on it.
2. Write a poem about something you have or have not forgiven.
3. Write a story or dramatic scene where two characters must forgive each other in order to move on with their lives.
4. Write a short essay about whether or not you agree with the quote.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

An Ordinary Object

Make a list of 10 ordinary objects you come across often in your life.

Read a featured poem on Writer's Almanac.
It is "Towels" by Samuel Hazo.

Now write a poem or short essay about an ordinary object from your list, or start a scene with a character and an ordinary object from your list to open a story.

Happy Writing!