I recently discovered, through a great blog I stumbled across during the A-Z Challenge, the wonders of a Prompt Box (she'd posted about it recently). Brilliant! Why hadn't I thought of this? I used prompts for years when I was teaching writing, but had never really applied them to myself. Complete disconnect there...wow. So I made one yesterday.
This is my Prompt Box.
I filled it with quotes, images, ideas, and things that inspire me. Every time I pull a prompt out, I will replace it with a new inspiration. Whatever I come across that speaks to me.
With this box, I will finally begin to write the way I should be writing...the way I want to be writing. Every. Damn. Day. For a minimum of ten minutes; more if I am on a roll!
I might post some things. Others I will not. I believe, in this practice, I will find serenity, creativity, passion, and catharsis.
How do you get jazzed to write? Does anyone else use a prompt box? And, if so, how does it work for you?
Happy writing (and reading)!