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Wounded Writers Ask – Final Free Write….Late but oh well!

So the deal was that I write in response to a different writing prompt for 21 days in April. I think I made it to 17 when it all went to hell in a hand basket (this saying is said to come from the days of the guillotine - when criminals (bad people meant for hell?)… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Final Free Write….Late but oh well!

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write 17 – Corruption

Find an old photo of yourself and tear it in half. Next, put the two pieces back together but not perfectly. That way, you should see a rough tear down the middle. This helps create visual character to the image. Glue these pieces down to a piece of paper, in your notebook perhaps. Cover slightly… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write 17 – Corruption

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Wounded Writers Ask: Free Write #20 – Last Word

Answer these five prompts and include one of your own. Strive for a prompt that requires a degree of vulnerability in your answer such as Last kiss, Last cry, Last dream, or Last argument. (Idea inspired from an interview with actor Matthew Perry titled One Last Thing) Last time I took public transportation - Does… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask: Free Write #20 – Last Word

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #19 – Takes

Pick a memory – this can be a childhood one or something that happened just last week – and write it down so that it reads like a headline. Try to select one word that you can repeat throughout the takes. Next, explore your memory as a series of takes by writing as many as… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #19 – Takes

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #18 – Name

Yep. I missed yesterday's prompt. It was too crazy busy...I'll get to it! Write a free-verse poem using only the letters in your full name. If you’re married and take your spouse’s surname, you may want to include this name or create a poem with your maiden name, or both. I think what matters here… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #18 – Name

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #16 – The Outside Me/The Inside Me

In 3-4 lines, write something about yourself that reflects what stands in light (i.e. what people might easily recognize in you) and what stands in shadow (i.e. what people might not know about you). Shadow can be powerful or profound; it doesn’t have to be something sad or negative. And what you write to describe… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #16 – The Outside Me/The Inside Me

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Wounded Writers Ask: Free Write #15 – Because I Am

Prompt: Write five lines that speak to what it means to be YOU. Here are some examples to get you started: “Because I am a(n) activist, artist, bartender, caretaker, Dad, driver, cashier, dancer, only child, one of eight, the only cook in the house, the soccer mom, etc. Wicket from Word Well: flower (because they… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask: Free Write #15 – Because I Am

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #14 – Let Them Say

Write three lines of ‘let them say’ about yourself. You can start your line with, “If they ever tell my story let them say,” or you may prefer to start with let them say. You have something important to say – so say it and be heard. If they ever tell my story, let them… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #14 – Let Them Say