Reaching the Summit

For specifics on the writing prompt, please see the book. You can purchase a copy at: Just Write One Thing Today, 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day: John Gillard, Quid: 9781435165595: Amazon.com: Books I’ve finally done it. I stand at the top, looking around at the ground below me. The view from here is incredible, and yet somehow it doesn’t satisfy the longing I … Continue reading Reaching the Summit

Masterpieces

For specifics on the writing prompt, please see the book. You can purchase a copy at: Just Write One Thing Today, 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day: John Gillard, Quid: 9781435165595: Amazon.com: Books Life’s Masterpieces: Sunrises Sunsets Butterflies Flowers Trees Newborn babies Rivers Waterfalls Toddlers Life Teens Adults Elderly Waves on a lake Wind Rain Sunshine Birds Animals Plants Continue reading Masterpieces

Expanding Nouns

For specifics on the writing prompt, please see the book. You can purchase a copy at: Just Write One Thing Today, 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day: John Gillard, Quid: 9781435165595: Amazon.com: Books I stepped into the old house. It was dark and damp, but it was obvious the place had been once full of life. We walked through the foyer first, the guide … Continue reading Expanding Nouns

Bird Thoughts

For specifics on the writing prompt, please see the book. You can purchase a copy at: Just Write One Thing Today, 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day: John Gillard, Quid: 9781435165595: Amazon.com: Books I am white, with black markings on my body. I have two wings, a beak, and two yellow eyes. I can turn my neck around much further than humans, and have … Continue reading Bird Thoughts

Jesus Wept

For specifics on the writing prompt, please see the book. You can purchase a copy at: Just Write One Thing Today, 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day: John Gillard, Quid: 9781435165595: Amazon.com: Books Nouns: Dog Cat Horse Cup Dish Duck Fence Chair Boy Leaf Verbs: Ran Slept Sat Swam Spat Jumped Stood Creaked Flipped Smiled Pairs: Duck swam. Dog jumped. Cat slept. Horse spat. … Continue reading Jesus Wept

Historical Juxtaposition

For specifics on the writing prompt, please see the book. You can purchase a copy at: Just Write One Thing Today, 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day: John Gillard, Quid: 9781435165595: Amazon.com: Books April 23, 1616 William Shakespeare dies April 23, 1616. A young boy is born in a small village. January 24, 1848 The Gold Rush of California begins January 24, 1848. A … Continue reading Historical Juxtaposition

Turmeric-Yellow Taxis

From the book: For specifics on the writing prompt, please see the book. You can purchase a copy at: Just Write One Thing Today, 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day: John Gillard, Quid: 9781435165595: Amazon.com: Books Herbs and Spices: Clove brown Nutmeg Tan Turmeric golden yellow Chili Pepper red Sumac burgundy White Pepper beige Paprika red Barberry maroon Dried leek mint green Fennel … Continue reading Turmeric-Yellow Taxis

365 Prompts- Day 27

From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard Better When Old “Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” -Francis Bacon Write down three or four other things that are better when old.   Old dogs … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 27

365 Prompts- Day 26

Ten-Minute Flow Write continuously for ten minutes or longer, using the title After the Chill as an initial spark.  Let your thoughts flow from one to the next without much, if any, deliberation.  Do not worry too much about spelling and grammar; the key is to stretch your writing muscles and see where your thoughts take you. Photo from: Paul Esson, Flickr Creative Commons: https://flic.kr/p/4yaoFj From … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 26

365 Prompts- Day 22

Photo from: Paul Esson, Flickr Creative Commons: https://flic.kr/p/4yaoFj From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard Character Profile Write a profile for an invented character.  This can be a paragraph, writing about what makes them tick, their back-story (perhaps they have a terrible secret or traumatic past), any unique individual traits, their job, what they … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 22

365 Prompts- Day 21

From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard Photo from: Anant Nath Sharma, Flickr, Creative Commons    https://flic.kr/p/aYhtz4 Love and Hate Write down ten words or sentences to describe, or that you associate with love and hate. Love: Caring Patient Selfishness for others Keeps no records of wrong Rejoices with the truth Always hopes Doesn’t envy Doesn’t … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 21

365 Prompts- Day 20

From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard The Weird and the Wonderful Below are some weird and wonderful book titles. Using these as inspiration, write down three potential titles for short stories, novels, poems, or whatever it is you may want to write. How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, by Doug … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 20