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
Behind all of the toilet paper jokes and the images of empty shelves in stores is the reality that everyone has things that they don't want to run out of. What don't you want to be without? Write about that today. The operant word is want. Write about the things that would make you sad or annoyed if they drained from your life. They might be material things, like … [Read more...] about Don’t Run Out!
Write a sentence, any old sentence. 10 or 15 words long. Or so. Look at the individual words you have written. What are their opposites? Choose one of the words that is the opposite of some word in the sentence you wrote. Use that word in the second sentence, however you happen to write that sentence. Your third sentence will include a word that is the opposite of one … [Read more...] about Opposite and Opposite
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…