“What a surprise to find you could shift the contents of your head like rearranging furniture in a room”
-Lisa Alther, novelist
The idea for these bi-weekly writing prompts came out from Barbara DeMarco-Barret’s (Author of Pen On Fire) speech to the Inland Empire California Writers Club.
The rules of the game are as follows:
*Assemble your writing implements, whatever they may be,
*Read the prompt,
*Set your timer for 15 minutes, and
“He’s a real no-where man/ sitting in his no-where land/making all his no-where plans for nobody…”
–Nowhere Man, The Beatles
Have you ever had a conversation with yourself? Not the kind where you ask, “Where’s my *%@# keys? I can’t find my *%@# keys! Where’d I have them last?” and so forth…
The conversation I’m talking about is the type where you ask yourself, “Who am I? What do I love to write? Why am I here?”
I hope you’re answering: “I’m here to write.”
Today, ask yourself what you would love to write about and DO IT!
For those who are stumped…
“In my desk drawer, I found…”
That was your opening phrase. Write for 15 minutes.
Enjoy your week. Hope to see you here Friday!
PS- my daughter is prepared to give a gold star to anyone who can connect today’s prompt with the Beatles quote above…GOOD LUCK!