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!

Vipassana Meditation courses are FREE and there are centres around the world.
For more info check here

Inklinks Online Writing Workshops

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.
(Black, glistening
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:

Once you’ve written for ten minutes in longhand, type it up and send it to me via email at  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,