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Sunday, January 3, 2010

A January gift for writers. Nope, not late at all.

UPDATE: I'm extending the prompts project through February. See below for email link to sign up.

It may be January, but one more gift is coming your way…if you want it.

Writers in any of my classes receive a daily writing prompt via email. It's simply there for the taking (or leaving). No one is required to write anything in response to a prompt…but along the way, many writers have found the prompts to be excellent daily reminders to write.

If one is struggling or stuck or needs a break from a current work-in-progress, the writing prompt is often a welcome or fun way to write about something new for ten (or 30 or more) minutes – writing perhaps that might otherwise not get done that day (or any day). Sometimes, others find a way to incorporate what they write into current drafts.

For the month of January only, I'm opening up the daily writing prompts to any blog reader who might like to receive them. Just send me an email, putting "Prompts" in the subject line, and your name in the body of the email. You will get a prompt daily from the day you sign up until January 31.

6 comments:

Andrea said...

Fun! I'm signing up!

Harlem Writer said...

I'd like to try the prompts this month. I look forward to the first one.

DM said...

Whoo-hoo, I'm excited to start writing per these prompts, Lisa. There's nothing like a perk-me-up to get going. Thank you!

2KoP said...

Hi, Lisa. I just wanted to let you know I'm taking your prompts seriously. I pondered a bit about how to use them, since I'm a notoriously bad journal-keeper. So, instead I started a new blog full of Sh-tty First Drafts, where I'm going to write as freely as I can for about 10 minutes. If anyone's interested, here's the link:

http://sfd-2kop.blogspot.com/

If anyone else is posting their writings based on Lisa's prompts, I'd love to read them.

Hope you chased away your cold, Lisa.

Sandy Ackers said...

Wonderful offer, Lisa -- I've just posted about it on my blog, Strangling My Muse.

fullsoulahead.com said...

I want in! Thanks Lisa! I'll send you an e-mail.