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I’ve been doing a lot more reading than writing of late…. Reading and yarn-play. But I am starting to think about my writing again in earnest. Thinking about what kind of writing I most want to do, what medium I want to use (I’ve been really thinking about returning to pen-and-paper writing for a while, especially as I’m easing myself back into it), and what my writing goals are. I’ve signed up for Camp NaNo in April, with the goal of writing 25k words of any sort. Just writing. It will mostly be free-write, I’m sure, but a month of spending just a little time each day free-writing, might help to spark something.
To help me get started I’ve been looking some at various free-write exercises I’ve acquired through the years. My favorite, the one I tend to go back to again and again, is to write with the start: “I remember….” I tend to write off of that until I start to run out of something to say and start the next sentence with “I remember….” Sometimes I mix it up by using “I don’t remember….” That prompt has led me to some fun and interesting stories!
What are your favorite writing prompts? Do you have a go-to-source for free-write prompts?