The Prompt Box

A new resolution halfway through the year...

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)!

Comments

  1. Great idea! I keep a journal of writing ideas and notes, so I have something to pull from when I'm feeling uninspired.

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    1. I always have a notebook on me, but a blank page is often daunting...

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  2. That's a great idea! Currently I work off of the days of the week "Money Monday", "Travel Tuesday", etc, etc… It's nice sitting down to blog and having an idea of what you want to say! I need to get better about thinking of actual topics in advance though. Hopefully this prompt box works for you!

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    1. I've never heard of the days of the week idea...hmmm. I'm hoping it works for me too. Time will tell! Thanks for visiting, Mandy :)

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