Writing Prompt – March 27, 2010

QuoteSnack offers fresh quotes daily, attributed and linked to a confirmed, published source. In addition, I’ll sometimes post a writing prompt with simple instructions. The next post will be 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 using the same words.

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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That woman again!


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One Response to “Writing Prompt – March 27, 2010”

  1. Amanda Says:

    Me – It’s not my fault!

    You – What? Why?

    Me – I just don’t like her, that’s all.

    You – It’s not like she does this to hurt you.

    Me – Oh really? You don’t think certain personality types are attracted to certain types of work?

    You – Don’t be silly. You’ll be glad when it’s over. You know this is for your own good.

    Me – Want to trade places?

    You – Not on your life.

    Me – When was the last time you had to do this?

    You – Never, knock on wood.

    Me – You prove my point. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

    You – [laughing] Oh, come on. Grow up!

    Me – Later. Right now I’m not looking forward to this one little bit.

    You – Don’t worry about it. I’ll be here to drive you home after, and the kids are at Mom’s.

    Me – [Raises eyebrow, lowers head, looks over glasses] Huh. [Skeptical]

    You – Look! There she is again. It must be about time.

    Me – [Sigh] That’s not a sigh. It’s deep breathing. I’m trying to relax.

    You – You’ll be fine. It’s only a wisdom tooth.

    Me – And I’ve got Doctor Anne. You like Doctor Anne.

    You – Yes I do. Best dentist west of 39th Street.

    Receptionist – The dentist will see you now.