"Raymond’s eye for telling detail is very fine, as one expects of an accomplished writer, but to this she adds the informing eye of a natural historian of place.”
— John Keeble, author of Nocturnal America
Midge Raymond
Midge's blog about writing . . . reading . . . and everything in between

Category — Writing prompts

Weekly Writing: Write a letter

Write a letter to yourself about what you want to accomplish this year — with your writing in mind, of course.

Include everything from your ideal writing practice to sending out submissions to books you’ve always wanted to read. Include advice to yourself on how best to accomplish these goals, such as what you might have to sacrifice in order to fit in your writing and reading time, or by encouraging yourself to take a retreat.

 

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January 6, 2014   No Comments

Weekly Writing: Caregiving

Write about a time you took care of someone, whether physically (a sick family member) or emotionally (a distraught friend).

December 30, 2013   No Comments

Weekly Writing: Views

Write about a view you love.

December 23, 2013   No Comments

Weekly Writing: Smoke

Write about smoke.

Think broadly, as always — this can be any type of smoke at all, whether from a cigarette or a forest fire or a chimney in winter.

 

December 16, 2013   No Comments

Weekly Writing: Superheroes

Write about your favorite superhero.

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December 9, 2013   No Comments

Weekly Writing: Babies

New parents will say such things as, “He’s such a good baby” or “She’s such a quiet baby.” Based on your personality today, what do you think was said about you? Fill in the blank for your own babyhood as you imagined it was: “He/She was such a ______ baby.”

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December 2, 2013   No Comments

Weekly Writing: Love story

Write a love scene from your own life.

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November 25, 2013   No Comments

Weekly Writing: Hanging on

Write about an old piece of clothing you can’t seem to get rid of.

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November 18, 2013   No Comments

Weekly Writing: Colors and beyond

Write about orange. This could be the color, the fruit, anything you associate with this word.

Then, write about purple. Then, blue.

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November 11, 2013   No Comments

Weekly Writing: Day’s end

Write about the end of the day. What do you do; where do you go; what rituals, if any, do you have? What’s your favorite thing to do at the end of a day — and how often are you able to do it?

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November 4, 2013   No Comments

Weekly Writing: Illness

Write about the last time you were sick.

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October 28, 2013   No Comments

Weekly Writing: Sales

Write about a time someone tried to sell you something you didn’t want, from life insurance to a new faith to an item at a flea market.

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October 21, 2013   No Comments

Weekly Writing: Hair

Write about changing your hair — color, length, adding hair, cutting hair, shaving it all off. What did you want to be different, and what did you think might change along with your hairstyle? Were there any specific circumstances that led to the change?

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October 14, 2013   No Comments

Weekly Writing: Guilt

Write about feeling guilty.

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October 7, 2013   No Comments

Weekly Writing: You may already be a winner

Write about the last time you won something — from a professional award to a holiday raffle.

To take this a step further, write about a time you lost.

 

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September 30, 2013   No Comments