Writing prompt – field reporter

Next time you’re in a public place, make notes as if you have discovered something for the first time and want to capture all the details. What do you hear, see, smell, feel? Be specific.6654731147_e7698f0c47

Later, read through your notes, highlight words and phrases that interest you. Write these at the top of a new page. Using these as inspiration, write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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Writing prompt – cafe observations

Go to to a cafe. Listen, observe. Make notes. Be specific: the thinning grey hair; the yapping dachshund; the coffee cups without handles. Read through your notes, highlight words and phrases that interest you. Write these at the top of a new page. Using these as inspiration,
write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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Writing prompt – inner critic #5

What stops you writing? Is there an internal critic that undermines your plans; tells you that your writing won’t be good enough; that you shouldn’t be writing? Write a dialogue, a debate between  your inner critic and an inner supporter; someone who believes in you, and encourages you.7291254-3d-people-in-a-debate-isolated-over-a-white-background

Write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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Writing prompt – inner critic #4

What stops you writing? Is there an internal critic that undermines your plans; tells you that your writing won’t be good enough; that you shouldn’t be writing? Write a fight Two-men-fighting-on-the-beach-by-Patrick-Doheny-Creative-Commonsscene between you and your inner critic. What starts it?

Write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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Writing prompt – inner critic #3

What stops you writing? Is there an internal critic that undermines your plans; tells you that your writing won’t be good enough; that you shouldn’t be writing? What if you had an inner supporter? An inner cheerleader? An inner mentor?

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Write about one of these – supporter, cheerleader, mentor. Imagine what it would be like to have that encouragement.

Write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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Writing prompt – inner critic 2

What stops you writing? Is there an internal critic that undermines your plans, tells you that your writing won’t be good enough, that you shouldn’t be writing?

emotional man listening his inner voice over grey backgroundNotice what the critic is saying.

Write a dialogue with your critic. Write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

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