Today’s Writing Prompt: Use your phone.
I am constantly commenting on how much we are tied to our phones both literally and figuratively. I work in higher education, and I remember when I was a student sitting outside on campus on a nice day with a book and seeing other students doing the same. Now everyone is on their phones. I must admit that I spend a great deal of time on my phone as well. So for this writing prompt, we will put our phones to use.
For this writing prompt, take a picture or text from your phone and write a story about it. Make up an entirely different situation or expand on it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: What are you thankful for?
Today’s writing prompt is a little different. I would like for us to write a list of all the things we are thankful for.
This year I have started a daily gratitude journal. Each day write 10 things I am grateful for. I have asked some of my friends and family to start the practice well. Sometimes they tell me it is hard to come up with 10 things each day. Oftentimes we take many of the small things for granted, but we should take time to acknowledge their importance and express gratitude for them. For instance, my love of reading and writing began at a very early age. Way back in the 1900s, when I wanted a book, I either had to order it from a catalog and wait for it in the mail, get it from a library (if they had it, or if it wasn’t checked out by someone else), or buy it in a store. Now, as soon as a book is released, I can download it and begin reading it instantly! Isn’t that something to be thankful for? When you think about it, it is truly amazing.
Also, I started this blog just as a kind of online journal of my thoughts. I didn’t expect to have any followers. As of today, I have over 1500! That may not be a lot to some, but it is to me. For that I am grateful.
Thank you to all my followers and those of you who stop to read my posts.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Write lyrics to your own song.
My friends tell me that I have a song for every situation. When something happens, I tend to recite a song lyric that relates to the situation.
For today’s prompt, write lyrics to your own song. Have fun with it. Set it to music if you like.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Your favorite gift
Do you have a gift that stands out it your mind? Was it unexpected? Was it a gift to someone else? How did they react? Write about something you gave or received as a gift. What was special about it? Try to describe the the feelings you felt when you gave or received it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Best Day Ever!
What was your best day ever? What would that look like to you? For today’s writing prompt write about the best day you have ever had, or write about what the best day would be like for you.
Today is my 50th Write on Wednesday! To celebrate this milestone, this prompt is dedicated to my 9th grade English teacher, Georgia Butler. For many years after graduating from high school and graduating from college with a degree in English, I search for all of my English teachers specifically to tell them how much they inspired me to pursue writing. Ms. Butler left my high school to take a position as a principal in a neighboring town shortly after my 9th grade year. I lost touch with her and was unable to find her. About two weeks ago, I ran into her at the grocery store! She could not believe I recognized her. It has been 30 years since the last time I saw her but, I recognized her immediately. I couldn’t wait to tell her what I was doing and that writing and education is still a huge part of my life and that I now work in higher education.
I have always valued education in all forms but, I have a tremendous amount of respect for those who teach our young children. As with my first Write on Wednesday post I honor a teacher who left a lasting impression on me, but there is also a prompt in line with the them of this post.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Write a Lesson Plan
Teaching takes time, planning, dedication, and effort. It is not a small feat to create a lesson plan. Pick any subject you like. Take into account learning styles, audience, and objectives. This is a great writing exercise to practice something different. It will work every area of your brain.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Ritual
We all have some type of ritual. It could be a daily walk, a morning brew of coffee, or a complex set of steps that you must complete before moving on to the next thing. Write about one of your rituals and what it means to you. Why do you feel it is necessary? When did it start? What would happen if you didn’t do it?