Hello fellow writers, and welcome to the third week of our daily writing sketches! Is it the third week already, really? Time flies when you're having fun, they say - and I guess they're not kidding. Do you feel warmed up after two weeks of daily writing? Any thoughts about your new writing routine that you'd like to share? Sam in her 2nd week of daily writing prompts wrote in her blog that she started feeling like a "real writer", and that is a wonderful thing! That's the precise idea of this link-up: to focus on writing daily, to get into the very core of the writing life - the daily writing routine.
And here are the new 7 exercises for the upcoming week. Write about yourself and real situations - or switch to fiction if you want to (Justin has done it already!). Use these ideas in a way that helps YOU to write. For instance, Jazzy Jack uses the ideas of sketches that I provide for writing her daily poems. Find whatever works for you to achieve your own writing goals! Spend as little as 5 minutes, or as long as a few hours on your writing. Just remember that we always start with a sketch - which means we write without editing, we get all that we have to say out on the paper (screen) first, and only after we feel that this particular piece is finished, and if we have time and energy to polish it a little - then we proofread and/or edit.
Happy writing all!
Write about a thunderstorm – either a real one that you experienced (recently or as a child), or an imaginary one.
Write about a friend from your school years. How did you meet? What attracted you to this person? What did you enjoy to do together? Do you think he/she affected your personality in a significant way? Do you still keep in touch?
If you prefer, write about your character (remember that you always have this option).
Write about the first money you earned. Was it for a chore you did for your family, or you got a job outside of home? Was it for something you enjoyed doing? Remember the moment when you held money (or a check) in your hands for the first time. How did it make you feel?
Write about a pine tree – any pine tree, a real one which grows in your yard or in the woods where you go for a walk, or a pine tree you saw on your vacation, or a pine tree painted by an artist. What it looks like, smells like, how does it feel to touch?
Write about a disappointment. Were you the one who felt it, or someone you cared about was disappointed? How did it make you feel?
Write about a summer day – a particular one or a fictional one. Where are you (or where is your character)? What’s the weather is like? What are you doing or wanting to do? Are there people around you, or are you alone? Write about your thoughts and feelings on that summer day.
21Write about feeling hot – your sensations, thoughts, desires.