Day 12: Finding prompts—quotes and poems
For those who feel a sense that writing a journal is something they would like to try, but are having trouble getting started, I would say, start with quotes or poems that resonate with you…and just to them. Sort of like the poems I have been posting with this plog. Choose a poet that resonates with you, copy their poem in one of those…too pretty to write in journal, and respond to the poem. You can come up with a question as I have done for each of these poems, or you can just respond to how the poem makes you feel. There are many wonderful poets online who frequently share their poems in their blogs or other posts.
Quotes are another source of great inspiration for writing. Get a quote book and pick a quote and write how it resonates with you, speaks to your, or makes you angry. You will be surprised at how this exercise allows you to get in touch with your inner you…and who you want to be.
Songs lyrics are another inspiration. As you are listening to your playlist, jot down a sentence or two and make that your prompt for writing for the day. Music is inspirational and often speaks to us in many different ways.
Magazine and Newspaper articles often contain interesting tidbits of information that make for great journal entries, copy down a headline and get creative…you can respond to it, think about what it is going to be about, or write the article based on the title using your own voice and interpretation.
Conversations…a great place to find interesting tidbits to write about. Turn a phrase into a random question, or jot down an idea and expand it later.
Prompts are all around us and when you start looking for quips and quotes and anything notes, you will find that you will stumble on more prompts than you can possibly use.
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A changing world
A knowing journey
A new agenda
The last best hope
The chronicles of pride
Are all a part of
The legends of the elders that
Call us to be the very
Essence of who we are
What have the elders chosen for you?