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Inspiration!

20 Jun

So, I’m always up for different ideas that I can use to tickle my inspiration.  Sometimes they end up taking me places I didn’t plan on going, sometimes they make me realize that there are some topics I just can’t chase very far.

I buy books, I hound websites, and I just start writing about random things.

One of my favorite trilogies is Your First 1,000 Days in Writerspark/ Your First 2,000 Days in Writerspark/ Your First 3,000 Days in Writerspark.  Three years’ worth of prompts in each book!  These books were based on a Yahoo Group “Writerspark”.

The fabulous news is, the moderator of the group is back and they are, once again, accepting new members!  This morning, I got a deluge of new prompts!  I’m avidly looking forward to prompts showing up in my email box every day!  I’m just as avidly looking forward to being able to stretch my edges and explore ideas I might not have been able to come up with on my own.

I’m wading through the new prompts, pulling them into my own PDF so I can take them with me on my tablet device and write when I have a few minutes to stretch.

How about you?  Where to you get ideas when you need to find new ways to exercise your writing muscles?  To come up with angles on things that are a little different than what you are used to?

This Yahoo group is supportive and will provide constructive critiques for writing samples if anyone wants to take a chance on it.

As for me, I’m going to venture forth and write about my desk!

Exercise #3740

The Desk

Compose a piece of no more than 750 words that shows the contents of a desktop in such a way that the images provide a sense of the person who uses the desk.

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What Is Writing?

24 Apr

 

Writing is different from everything other

Qualities possessed by means of no other
To write is to set down the whims of your soul
To proudly lay bare every wish aim and goal
 
Words are at once dynamic and static
A series of symbols; words starkly dramatic
No more than letters just signs on a page
But none can express more of anger or rage
 
To write is to set down words for forever
They will never forget; though the bonds of life sever
In writing you use what is private and sacred
What you never would say; be it love be it hatred
 
All of our wisdom and all that we know
Is passed on by people who wrote long ago
And all between us and the beasts of the field
Is the letters we have and the knowledge they wield
 
It is this which I say; and I cannot stress more
This is all that we; it is all we strive for
To write is to share, is to teach, to be moved
And I hope in this piece my point I have proved
 
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