Writing Prompt – March 11, 2010

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There is no wrong approach. Don’t worry if something seems to be a lot more emotionally charged than it is on the surface, or if some prompts are duds for you. This is a mind-opening exercise; anything is possible.

The 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, 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. Move. Laugh. Growl. Pat self on back.

You’re welcome to leave comments about the experience and anything that comes of it, including links or even your entire prompt-generated exercise. However, please don’t look at any comments until after finishing your own writing. What you’re doing right now is a personal thing.

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“There wasn’t even enough money to get a divorce and the whole thing was hopeless.


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One Response to “Writing Prompt – March 11, 2010”

  1. starla Says:

    “There wasn’t even enough money to get a divorce and the whole thing was hopeless. – I was tired of fighting and in need of a break. I seriously had thought of just running away for a week to a hotel 20 or 30 miles away just to get some quiet. I need time to think. I need to know what I want. I feel so lost because I was stupid and gave my damn voice away to that man. Why did I do that? I just want to scream at myself. I wish I could go back in time and speak to myself somehow, leave myself a message. I would say. Remember who you are…know at all times what you would do…and no matter what you think he may do or say…just live your life and go do that!!