Does a fire burn inside you? What burns a bridge? Does every fire destroy something? Write about fire today. Real fires that turn things to smoke and soot. Metaphorical fires that issue warnings or bring change. Fill a page with ideas or memories about fire. Illustrate your work and give it a title. Write the date and a signature on it--but don't burn it … [Read more...] about Where’s the Fire?
Fill a page with a story that includes at least one of the many shoes that have passed through your life or your imagination. Think about shoes that have purpose and shoes that send a message. Some shoes never get worn. Others you have (almost) forgotten. Some shoes create comfort and others cause pain. Some shoes--traveling shoes, crying shoes, big-girl shoes are … [Read more...] about A Story of a Shoe (or Two)
Consider trees. Their biology and mythology. Their leaves and needles, fruits and shade. Think about all the different things that can be made from trees. Begin to write with a tree in mind and see where it goes. You could make a list and comment on it, tell one or more stories from your life that include a tree, or record your ideas alphabetically. Read over your … [Read more...] about Starting With a Tree
Why would you put on a glove--or two? To protect your hands? From what? A person can wear gloves for purely fashion purposes, too. Today, write about one or more gloves you have known. What do they look like? Where did they come from? Tell any story from your life, as long as it has at least one glove in it. Give your work a title and write it at the top of the … [Read more...] about For the Love of Gloves
Write a story from you life that fits on exactly one page. It can be a big story or a little one. A story full of drama and excitement, or one that is kind of boring. The story can take place in the past, the present, or the future. It can center on a place, a person, or an event. Before you start to write, put a dot in the middle of the page. As you write, when you … [Read more...] about A Story From Your Life