Category — Writing prompts
I recently read about a study that revealed that people enjoy anticipating vacations even more than they enjoy taking vacations — apparently, the joy is in the looking forward rather than the being away.
With this in mind, write about a vacation you looked forward to that actually disappointed you. Next, write about a trip that was even better than you expected.
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Write the jacket copy for your memoir. (Remember: a memoir isn’t a summary of your life; it’s a story. What story would you tell if you could write only one book about your life?)
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Write about your favorite moment in history — and why. Then, write about a moment in history that makes you cringe, and why.
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Write about a stranger you met who had a surprising effect on your life — someone who met only briefly but have always remembered.
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Write about your birthday. What does it mean to you — now, and in earlier years — and how has this changed over time?
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Remember being young, looking at the clouds, and describing what they resembled, from elephants to unicorns? Take a moment to look out at the clouds and describe what you see. How does what you see now differ from the images you perceived as a child?
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Write about a seemingly random moment that changed your life — the accidental way you met your spouse, the random elective you took in school that changed the course of your career, etc.
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