Writing Prompt – November 10, 2011

QuoteSnack offers fresh quotes several days a week, 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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One Response to “Writing Prompt – November 10, 2011”

  1. Karen Says:

    I have many friends. Some who have met and some who have never met each other and some that I have never met in person–Internet friends. I sometimes wonder what would happen if all my friends could meet up in one place and freely wander amongst the group. What would they think? Would they pair off or split up in to groups of threes and fours? Since I could not be the center of all this pairing off and all this splitting up into groups, what would they find out about me without my consent? Would they still be my friends at the end of the process or would they wonder if they had even ever known me at all? It would be revealing just to hear the comments, “Karen is a strong woman with various opinions” one might say. Another might say I don’t know that Karen. She’s often needy and worrisome and I think she drinks more than she admits. Another might say, Karen lights candles and does incantations. I wonder what we’d all learn about each other . . . I wonder.

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