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!...

What Is In Your Book of Life?

Some words worth thinking about:

”We publish the book of our lives every day through our actions, and through our conduct we teach one another what is worthy of admiration and what is worthy of disdain.”

These words were written recently by New York Times column David Brooks.  They help us take a step back and think about the lives we are leading.  What would you say about your own life — are you leading a life of admiration or one of disdain? What effect do you have on others and the world?

A List of the Things That Make You Happy

Such a simple writing idea:

Make a list of the things that make you happy, whether it’s a certain food you love or scratching your dog’s ears or whatever it is that brings joy to your life.   I’m pretty sure that some of the best things in your life are free, but that’s for you to say.

Jot down the happy things in your life, and share them with us if you like.


Make Your Own Bible

The great American writer and thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson once said:

“Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.”

Think of some words you’ve read recently that made an impression on you and made you pause and think.  These are the beginning words that you could jot down in a notebook, whether you call it ”bible” or ”journal” or ”book of thoughts.”

Begin today to put together your own Bible of good words. It’ll do you good and provide you with comfort over the long run and these ideas can be used in your own writings for school.  These words will also provide great comfort to you when you refer to them in the future.

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