WRITE AWAY prompts are designed to get you going.
Where do you want to shine some light and shed some dark in your writing today?
Prompt #1. "Summer in the City" creative expansion exercise (country folks can try this too).
How do I want to feel in the world?
Free write using a bunch of adjectives that best connect your inner passions and outer expressions.
For instance, if you want to feel alive and joyful in your writing (or music or art or meditation) practice,
how would you structure that? What tools do you need, such as a walk in the park, a coffee date with
a friend, a new pad of purple lined paper, a scenic train ride up the Hudson, a concert of music you
don't usually listen to, doing kindergarten art, like finger painting, baking a cake?
Let loose and write all the adjectives you can think of that connect to the feelings you want to have.
Focusing on what you don't want can create more of the same--things you don't want. Give your mind
a positive hook. For example, say "I want to feel more rested" instead of "I want to feel less tired."
Beware of your inner critic or judge who may urge you to get out of the playground and back to
doing something serious. Once you've written the adjectives down, continue below:
Prompt#2. Using six to twelve words, write your perfect day. You can expand it into a "to do" list later.
Here's an example:
"Flower park dance. Work. Cafe writing date. Sunset dog walk."
Later, you can be more specific describing work to be done at a job or on your creative project.
You may find the short form focuses energy and intention so that you have the day you envision,
not the day others envision for you.
For variation, you can also draw, sing, or dance your day.