Practices, Prompts & Promises
from Carol Teal –
Welcome to InkLinks Creative Writing!
If you’ve just subcribed this is the first of two welcome emails you’ll get. The second one should arrive a week from today with more writing tips and a prompt invitation.
Here are two video tips and then the prompt below.
Practices, Prompts and Promises!
Welcome to InkLinks Creative Writing & Community~
Writing Practice Tip:
Using meditation to prepare to write:
Watch this short guided meditation video to get ready to write!
Now let’s write!
A prompt is just a jumping off spot, something to get you started writing. Don’t worry if you stray from it or even ignore it. There is no wrong way to do this.
Today’s Prompt: Where are you from?
Think of all the things that you remember from your childhood. Here’s some thoughts to get to started. Set a timer and write for 10 minutes without stopping. Start with “I’m from…” If you get stuck just rewrite “I’m from…” and keep going!
This quote is from a wonderful poem by George Ella Lyon entitled:
Where I’m From
I am from clothespins,
from Clorox and carbon-tetrachloride.
I am frm the dirt under the back porch.
it tasted like beets.)
I am from the forsythia bush,
the Dutch elm
whose long gone limbs I remember
as if they were my own.
(You can read the entire poem here: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/professional_development/workshops/writing/george_ella_lyon.pdf
Once you’ve written for ten minutes in longhand, type it up and send it to me via email at email@example.com. I promise to read what you’ve written and give you a bit of feedback about what was strong or memorable in your writing.
Keep your pen moving,