05 May 2015

Writing prompt 65

You know how sometimes a couple of words or a phrase pops into your head and your mind gloms onto them? It rolls them around, feeling their shapes, and explores all the random memories, images, and other experiences that your brain somehow associates with them. This happened to me while I was driving the moving truck up to Portland, and I thought these two words might make a good writing prompt for other people, too. I'm guessing they occurred to me because I'd spent the last week packing up and making decisions about what to keep and what to discard.


Worth saving

If you're unsure what to do with a writing prompt, here are a few ideas:
  • Start off your writing session with a 5-10 minute freewrite. Write down the prompt and then keep writing - whatever comes into your mind/through your pen, regardless of whether it makes sense or the spelling & punctuation are atrocious.
  • If you're working on a story, pick a character you'd like to learn more about and ask, "What would this character find worth saving?"
  • Make a list or draw pictures of things you think are worth saving.
  • Draw a mind map with the words "worth saving" in the middle.

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