Writing Prompts 3/3

  1. What are your plans for the evening following what was surely a long week? Are you satisfied with how the year went?
  2. November 22nd is a big day for a graying segment of the population; calculate your age for that particularly bad day in Dallas, and describe the most important President of your lifetime.
  3. Last weekend before the short week. For fellow U-S Americans, this is essentially a three-day week. Do you have any big plans for the remainder of week before tryphtophan poisoning?
  4. Write a bit about why you’ve chosen to write this (and past) years. How many years have you been at it? Art you satisfied with what you’ve written this year? In past years?
  5. Describe your travel plans for the next few months. Is there any destination you’re really excited about? Any you’re dreading?
  6. Describe what you’re doing for the rest of this year.
  7. Write about your day. For Americans, if you’re stuffed/drunk/sleepy, describe why. If you’re a Cowboys’ fan, we understand why you’re drinking, but please elaborate anyway.
  8. Today is “Black Friday.” Is this just a gimmick? Will you be shopping for $religious_observance?
  9. Since today is the last day of the month with a prime number, describe your last prime-numbered age. What were the highlights? What were the low point?
  10. The end. Please free-write about what you’ve done this month, and the past year.

Writing Prompts 2/3

  1. Today is Veterans’ Day in the US, and Armistice Day everywhere else in the civilized world.  2014 is the hundredth anniversary of “the great war.”  Write what you know about World War I.  Do you have any relatives who served in the military?  Anyone currently? Do you have to work today? Go to school?
  2. Did you get a flu shot this year? Describe the last time you really had “the flu.” I’m really looking for the real flu.
  3. Now that we’ve talked about being sick, what medications and/or suppliaments do you take? Why do you take them?
  4. What are your plans for the weekend?
  5. Earlier this week, we wrote about drugs. Of which libations do you partake? When were you last drunk? What’s in your glass now?  What will be later?
  6. What’s the best place for brunch in the city where you live?  When did you last go?
  7. ~o/When I was seventeen/it was a very good year/o  Write about seventeen year-old you.
  8. Have you started your holiday shopping?  Any idea what you’re going to get people?
  9. Have you ever been to a foreign country?  List the ones you’ve visited, and what you remember about them
  10. Now that you’re two-thirds of the way through, write about whatever you’d like.  Will you finish this year?  When have you done this previously?

I will keep waiting to see if anyone offers some suggestions before I finish.

Writing Prompts 1/3

Followup to yesterday’s entry…. People who know me personally will see the impetus for some of these.

  1. List your schools, through high school. Describe a memory from each.
    List some of your earliest memories. Where were you? Is there anyone who could provide clarity about them?
  2. Describe your year to date.
  3. Since it’s Election Day, when did you first vote? Did you vote today? Have your political opinions changed as you’ve aged?
  4. Write about your siblings. Where are they now, what are they doing? When was the last time you saw him/her/them? Are you on good terms?
  5. Describe a typical day for you at work. You can go total Peter Gibbons on this one.
  6. Write about your mother.
  7. If you attended college, talk about your alma mater. Did you have a good experience? Are you happy with the major you selected? Are there any lessons that’ll stick with you forever? Do you have people you keep in contact with?
  8. Pro sports time — list your favorite teams, along with when you started following them.
  9. Describe the highs and lows of your fandom.
  10. With a third of the month passed, what are your plans for the rest of the month

November is almost here

Obviously, this past winter was more than a little tumultuous, between getting laid off by the four-letter company, dealing with a separate financial matter, being bummed out about Shady Grove Marketplace closing, and an MS exacerbation, I basically stopped writing for awhile. During this hectic time, the place where I’d been writing since 1999 shut down for good.

Since 2010, I’d been writing every single day of November, and continued that last year, despite the site’s death rattles. Unfortunately, I haven’t latched onto something for next month yet.

This year, I want to write. I will write. But what to write about? This is the question.

If I was lazy, I’d recycle prompts from the past four years. Instead, I’m looking for inspiration from my, to steak a phrase from Katy, nonexistent readers.