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 Would Life Be Like Without Dreams?

”I, frankly, don’t dream, because I want to remain happy,” the late film actor Om Puri from India told a newspaper. ”When you dream too much and the dream doesn’t come true, you hurt yourself. And I don’t want to hurt myself. So I don’t dream. I take things as they are.”

Do you agree with what Om Puri says? Could you live your life without dreams because you were afraid of getting hurt if they didn’t come true?

Here’s A Great Opening Line — Now Use It to Write A Story, or Poem, or Essay

”None of them knew the color of the sky.”

This is the opening line from the novel, ”The Open Boat,” by Stephen Crane.  Now, take this line as the opening of your writing for today and build a story with it. Use the line as the opening one for your story or poem or essay. Think about not knowing the color of the sky. What would that be like not to know the color of sky?   Are the people blind?  Are they underground? Are they hidden someplace?  What should follow the opening line?

The idea for this writing prompt comes from Kim Stafford from his article in Teachers & Writers Magazine at: http://teachersandwritersmagazine.org/the-backward-prompt-using-great-first-lines-from-literature-to-invent-your-own-way-forward-3291.htm

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