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PEN TO PAPER: Working Together

The focus of my basketball coaching book is how to build a strong team. How to get players to work together. This concept is so important on the basketball court but it’s also important in life. There are so many times in our lives when we rely on others and our ability to work together, so I thought it would be a perfect place to mine our thoughts for writing this week.

As usual, I will list three related prompt ideas and you can choose which calls to you, use them all or make up one of your own. The key is to simply write.

Write on!

WRITING PROMPT 1: Together we can…

WRITING PROMPT 2: Alone I can’t…

WRITING PROMPT 3: Nora called them all together and…

PEN TO PAPER: Mood & Weather

It was so nice to take in the sun this last Saturday. The Vitamin B lightened my mood. Or maybe it was watching the football game in our local park, or perhaps the chance to chat safely with a bunch of neighbors since we have all been sequestered inside of our homes most of the winter.

All I can say is, it was nice.

The weather can change your mood. Sometimes in surprising ways. I also love a rainy day as much as a sunny day (just not too many). It gives me a great excuse to hunker in. But when my husband looks out the window and sees rain, his entire body slumps down upon itself.

All of us are different.

When you’re writing, bringing in the weather can help create the mood of the scene and it can also give the reader a peak into your character’s personality.

For today’s prompts let’s delve into mood and weather.

WRITING PROMPT 1: Write about how a sunny day makes you feel, or a rainy day, or snowy day. Pick your favorite (or least favorite) weather front and write about it.

WRITING PROMPT 2: Write a season, spring, summer, winter, or fall, at the top of your page and write.

WRITING PROMPT 3: A burst of sunlight came through a crack in the door when…

PEN TO PAPER: Imagine Your Ancestors

Sometimes we wish we knew more about our family history. Today’s prompt might help you dive in a little or at least have some fun with your imagination.

WRITING PROMPT #1: Choose a family member who you know something about and start writing.

WRITING PROMPT #2: Choose an ancestor who you know nothing about, put their name at the top of your page and start writing. 

WRITING PROMPT #3: Gwen and Edward sat in front of the computer, opened up Ancestry.com and started searching when…

PEN TO PAPER: Tax Time

Is anyone else working on getting your taxes together? I was supposed have my information together for my accountant today. I’m not quite there yet. Tax time is always a stressful, messy time for me. And it’s gotten worse since the arrival of technology. Now half of my tax information is lost somewhere in my emails, a bunch of bills and receipts are on paper and the rest I have to go find on websites.

I’m not a big fan of tax time.

I am lucky to have a kind and patient accountant to help me through it all, but still, when the deadline looms for me (Feb 28), I can get a little cranky. Writing has helped me through some really tough times in my life, and sometimes it can even help with the little things that make you cranky. And it can be great place to find writing inspiration so I thought we should give it a try in today’s writing prompts.

Pick one writing prompt or try them all…go!

WRITING PROMPT 1: Write about what makes you cranky.

WRITING PROMPT 2: Write the word TAXES on your paper and start writing.

WRITING PROMPT 3: Evelyn sat in a pile of papers around her desk and…

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