You certainly know by now that there's a virus going around. The fact that it is almost everywhere is also the fact that it is not everywhere. Today in your writing, expand the space in your mind that is unrelated to this pandemic that we are in. Choose a memory from 10 months or 10 years ago. Make a list. Observe colors. Order your thoughts with the alphabet. Just don't … [Read more...] about Not A Virus
Write about your opinions and where they come from. Start small--with your immediate surroundings or the events of the day so far. Then see where your opinions take you. Notice which of your opinions are matter of taste: what you like and dislike, whether you find something beautiful or ugly. Many opinions arise from experience. Experience is a particularly good source … [Read more...] about So Many Opinions
Nobody can do everything. There are zillions of things you can't do, whether you want to do them or not. Write about something that you can't do and explain why not. If that doesn't take up the whole page, write about something else that you can't do and the reason why not. You might find it helpful to write sentences of the form, "I can't ... because ..." When you … [Read more...] about Can’t. Because…
Is it long or short? You could be asking about a distance. You could be asking about time. You could be asking about a story. Whether something is long or short depends on the context and on a person's perspective. Today, search your surroundings, your memory and your imagination for things that you--or someone--could consider to be both long and short. Write about one of … [Read more...] about The Long and the Short of It
Today, in the northern season of minimal sunlight, write about light and how useful it is. In a literal sense, light helps us move our physical bodies past obstacles without getting hurt. Light eliminates the problems that darkness creates. We speak and think of light figuratively, too. The light inside a person's mind, heart, or self. How does this kind of light show the … [Read more...] about What Lights Your Way?