What have you put together lately? A ship in a bottle? A complex machine? A jigsaw puzzle? People put together ideas, meals, and presentations. How do you put together a life? Write about something you have put together, or that you know how to put together. Or you could write about witnessing or imagining something being put together. Put together a page about … [Read more...] about Some Assembly Required
How many rocks in a load of gravel? How many minutes until Halley's Comet comes back? How many songs haven't been sung yet? How many leaves on a tree? pages in a dissertation? eggs in a dozen? How many times do I have to tell you...? Fill a page with questions whose answers are "More than 10." Illustrate your work if you like. When the page is full, give it a … [Read more...] about More Than 10
Situate yourself someplace comfortable, then tilt your head back a little bit and look up. Keep looking up and move your gaze from left to right. Notice as many things as you can. Write about that experience. Maybe you'll write a list. You could write about something that surprised you, whether it was what you saw, or what it felt like physically to take in the world from … [Read more...] about Look Up!
The middle of the floor. The middle of the night. The middle of a strange situation. There are middles everywhere. Between galaxies, between appointments, between the covers of a book. Between the window and the door. Write about middles. Middles can exist in time, in space, and in your imagination. Is everything in the middle of something? Decorate or illustrate … [Read more...] about In the Middle
Oh, the relief of finding something that you lost! Ooh, the fun of finding something new that you have been looking for, or even more fun, finding something you didn't even know you were looking for! Ah, the insights that come with finding something out! Today in your writing, recount a story (or several) of a time you have found an object, a person, or an … [Read more...] about Found It!