Prompting Yourself To Write 38
My prompt for you today is to write about your process of writing: The what, when, how, why, and where of your writing. Approach it any way that ignites your imagination. I think you will find an endless supply of words on the subject
Jo Ann, of Chronicle Blog - June 20, 2012
My new friend, Jo Ann, is on a creative mission. It is something she calls the "365 Creativity Project" and this means she writes a blog post a day.
Not just any ordinary blog entry, mind you, but thoughtful, engaging, essays poetry and shared nature photos, ending in encouragement to the reader to engage their own creativity and write from a prompt themselves.
The prompt above was from Day 163.
Her essay begins by discussing how some prompts inspire and others don't, then moves on to how writing must be done, wheher inspired or not.
Creativity is in each of us, and she discusses how we must put in the work to develope it.
Her cool poem is about how her life is like a straight line, but not like just any straight line. :-D
Read the post, here.
If you decide to attempt her prompt leave a link to your effort in her comments and in the comments to this post, as well. :-D
I decided to tackle her prompt by sharing a series of posts, written on this blog, since 2007, that relate to its topic in various ways.
11/11/07 - I like to write.
Always have, I guess, ever since I was in Elementary School (early 70's), then Junior High and High School (mid/late 70's), writng book reports, then letters to the editor of the local paper.
For various reasons none of that ever translated into a career path.
Joining the online discussion through message boards in 1998, then becoming a blogger, rekindled the urge to write.
You have the power to write...So take up your pen, open your heart, your mind and your soul and just let the words start flowing
-- Caroline Joy Adams
I have discovered that not only was I a storyteller and a humorist, but I was a budding Poet as well.
Who knew? :-D
New Year's Day 2008 -
Writing is an act of Hope. It is a means of carving order from chaos, of challenging one's own beliefs and assumptions, of facing the world with eyes and heart wide open. Through writing, we declare a personal identity amid faceless anonymity. We find purpose and beauty and meaning even when the rational mind argues that none of these exist.
Writing, therefore, is also an act of courage.
-- Jack Hefron
Read: Writing is an Act of Hope.
1/1/08 - Describe your ideal writing space.
Fill it to the last detail.
When you are finished, read the description with an eye toward patterns and details.
What does it say about you? What does it tell you about your writing goals and dreams? Does it say anything about your vision of what a writer is?
A tribute to writers and those who have inspired them to write: The Salute of The Legion.
How I Started Thinking About PLACE and Why I Write About It.
Your life, and all that has happened in it, is a great source for all sorts of writing ideas.
When you think about it... you may discover that your imagination, and creative writing talent, have their roots in the things you did, or experienced, in your childhood.
July 20, 2009 -
The Power, Challenge, and Talent to Write: And Developing it --An update 2 years later...
Getting some things out in the open as hoped for 1st tentative steps toward overcoming my fears as a writer.
I look at that piece, now, 3 years later, and can only shake my head, and wish I'd done better....
March 6, 2011 - 1 day after my 51st Birthday.
LinkedIN Recommendation from longtime friend and fellow writer, Randy Eady:
Kiril is a talented, responsible, ethical, professional writer. I've frequently relied on his technical writing skills (in numerous social media platforms) to represent a balanced and -- humorous -- perspective to expand/add tremendous value to the underlying message I'm delivering in health and sustainable lifestyle advocacy. Great work that can be easily sampled at various blog sites he maintains and supports.
A year ago who would have thought that my ongoing efforts at learning new computer skills, and self-examination and new creative stirrings, of the past year, not to mention breaking an ankle and trying to recover from it as best I can, would lead me to write a prayer? :-D
Read: Thoughts to Start the Day and A Creative Writer's Prayer.
3/6/12 - I've come a long way since 1998....
Thoughts by A Middle-aged Writer, on His Creative Writing, and Feline Muses
Comments to this post and the 9 linked above are welcome.