Free-form Writing Prompt #2

I’m trying something different! This is the second post in a Free-form Writing Frenzy Productivity Experiment.

Each afternoon for a week I’ll post a writing prompt and some simple instructions. The next morning I’ll post a quote that has something to do with the prompt, so you can take a peek at differences or similarities in how someone else relates to the same thing. Some relationships will be predictable or subtle, some off the wall.

Make a mental note now, and again after writing. Ask yourself:

  • Am I productive?
  • Am I encouraged?
  • Am I creative?
  • Am I curious?

The Second Prompt


  1. Be ready to write, word processor open, or pad and pencil in hand. Set a timer for five minutes.
  2. Clear your mind.
  3. Click “Reveal Writing Prompt” below, and look at the prompt for the space of one deep, quiet breath.
  4. As you start the second breath, clear your mind of expectations.
  5. Write, full on, whatever comes to you, related to the prompt or not, for five minutes. Do not stop to correct anything – just go.
  6. When the time is up, you have to stop.
  7. Get up and wiggle. Yes, that’s what I said. Move. Laugh. Growl. Pat self on back.

You’re welcome to leave comments about the experience and anything that comes of it, including links, but please don’t paste in your entire prompt-generated exercise. What you’ve got right now is a personal thing. What happens next is up to you.

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3 Responses to “Free-form Writing Prompt #2”

  1. free-form writing frenzy #2: how soft can you swim? Says:

    […] small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep” – that’s elizabeth’s 5-minute writing prompt for today. here’s what i came up with: wow, that’s far. how much is that? i have to think […]

  2. Leigh Hoang Says:

    I am really enjoying this Free-form Writing Frenzy Productivity Experiment. Have been following from the start and will follow through to the end. Can’t wait to see how I improve, and what ideas I come up with!

    So far, they’ve been:
    #1: Moss – Description of a green-eyed girl lying beside me in the grass.
    #2: “However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep” – Description of an aloof person watching the horizon.

    Kudos to this Experiment! 🙂

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