As a writer I know that deep down each of us has stories worth telling. The writing prompts offered here will help you find your own special voice. Read them, let your mind wander freely and listen carefully to the voice within. Then begin writing. Don’t be afraid. Just write what you want to say. Amaze yourself!...
Stanley Green, a photographer whose work in perilous places made him one of the leading war photographers, had this to say about his work covering war:
”The quest is to try to understand why human beings behave the way they do. The question is, How does this happen? And sometimes, the only way to find out is to go to where it is happening. One day the neighbors are talking to each other over the fence, and the next they are shooting at each other. Why is it that we don’t consider life precious, and instead we literally let it drip through our fingers?”
How would you answer Mr. Green’s question? Why do we let life slip through our fingers by fighting each other? What are humans always battling? How can we bring a stop to this?
Now, think a moment: What would be the opening paragraph of your own biography? How would you begin to tell your own story?
Are you, for example, the hero of your own life? Or, is your life shaped by another hero? Write your first lines so that people will want to read about your precious life. Believe what you have to say is of interest to others.
*Someone wrote the following sentence on his blog: ”We can change the stories we tell ourselves.”
I think that’s a very deep, profound statement for so many of us and we struggle with all the many problems we have in our lives.