A surreal pandemic clears real space and time for creative exploration. Maybe you've been thinking about writing or writing more. Well now is your chance. Or maybe you've never thought about writing but now find yourself with time on your hands.
Listed below are writing prompts to get you started or move you along. Choose one or more and write 2-pages on the topic without stopping to critique or edit. This kind of writing tends to enliven, soothe, and help us gain insight and perspective.
See also The Color of Poetry posted February 2, 2017. And check back for additional ideas to creatively explore, expand, and engage.
Two Page Writing Prompts
Without stopping to critique or edit, write two pages about:
your work in the world (whether or not paid)
what you have too much of
a time you knew you were in trouble
what you wished you had said instead of what you did say
what you wanted to be
the softest thing
a time you got the wrong reaction from someone you hoped to impress
something you gave that was not appreciated
what you are no longer certain of
an unshakable belief
the moment you knew something was over
something someone said that you filed away for future reference
something on your bucket list
a question you wished you had asked
something you wish you didn’t know
what you learned to overlook
what you could not overlook
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