Good Morning, Friends.
Each Tuesday, or perhaps a day or two sooner or later, I am going to post here prompts and encouragement for you to write about you. I will have a few questions you may wish to consider and possibly even write the answer in a notebook or journal. I promise not to go over a thousand words or be even as lengthy as in Write Now I, the original post in the series from last week (August 1).
I won’t promise not to post random photos of grandchildren from time to time.
http://www.positivewriter.com is a place you may want to check out. This week’s post is: How I Wrote My First Book.
The next set of prompts are listed below and may stimulate a few memories. Think of a story you want to tell and start writing or dictating into your phone or computer and let the app translate into the written word for you. Tell the story as if I am sitting in the room or across the table and am hearing this for the first time.
Write Now II:
Remember this is not a facebook quiz. This is not a school assignment. You can be as candid as you wish and choose whatever prompt or prompts that interest you. Keep in a computer folder or notebook for you or family members to read. Or make an oral history. There are no rules. If you do not wish to write, consider using some of these questions when family or friends gather. I fear we are losing one-on-one conversation and because of that, we also lose histories of our families and of our culture.
- Describe your first car.
- Were you excited or scared to begin school as a child?
- What are your thoughts about an afterlife?
- What was your favorite candy bar as a child and why?
- What do you remember about the oldest relative(s) you had as a child?
- What holiday traditions, if any, do you still observe or which ones did you carry over from childhood into adulthood?
- If you served in the military, was it voluntary or were you drafted? Or if you were a wife, girlfriend, sister, brother, or mother of someone serving, what were your thoughts the day of reporting?
- What are your thoughts regarding the wisdom or benefit, if any, to military engagement/service, especially at the time of your involvement?
- What is something unique about you that almost nobody knows?
- Was there something you wanted as a young child you didn’t receive?
- What was the biggest surprise gift you remember?
- Did you have pets as a child?
- Write a note to your 12-year-old self with advice from your adult self?
- What was the first song you learned? Consider making a playlist of the songs of your life.
- What was your favorite decade and why? Who were the people in your life at the time? What else made the time period outstanding?