Weekly Writing Prompt — November 18, 2015 Edition


Many of you are stuck in the mire of the middle that is a novel. Others of you are stuck in the middle of revisions. Some of you are just stuck.
It’s time to get unstuck.
I know many of you have heard it from me before that if you’re a writer, you write. It onefootinfrontdoesn’t have to be difficult. Laugh in the face of difficult and writer’s block. It doesn’t matter if what you’re writing is good, or a lot, or the next smash hit. It matters that you do it. Besides, that’s what revision is for. Kind of like the song from the old holiday television special:  One Word In Front of the Other. Ten words in the morning, 100 words in the afternoon, and before you know it you have 1,000 more by the time you turn off the lights.
Today’s prompt is to find some bit of nostalgia that has meaning for you and put it in whatever you are working on. It can be one sentence, a whole paragraph, or an entire scene. Just find it and then stick it in, kind of like my silly holiday song.
Time to change direction — charge forward!
Don’t forget, quick workshop with heads down writing time this Saturday at the North Bend Library at 10:30 a.m. until Noon. Hope to see you there.
And now your moment of Writing Zen:
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

What did you Write today?

Casondra Brewster
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“But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling, like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.” ~ Lord Byron