Writing Prompt — August 10, 2016 Edition

Writers, Friends:

This weekend our valley goes into festival mode. So your prompt is to take advantage of that. Grab your favorite writing utensil and a notebook and go sit amongst the festival goers and create a story about what you see. At minimum, go and take people-watching notes. Create new characters for future stories. Record tidbits of conversation. Be the observer a writer needs to be.
That’s your prompt this week.
And now your moment of Writing Zen:
“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.”
― Susan Sontag