So I have been lax about a few things this summer: this blog, i.e. posting a new prompt every Monday, and writing in general.
I felt so strongly the other day that I really needed to sit down and write write write. I had an urge to do a "writing marathon," and I told my friend about this. He said, "Oh! I want to do that too!" So we decided five hours would be a good length of time to be considered a "marathon." Last night we got snacks, our computers, paper and pens and sat down to write for five solid hours.
It was great. We didn't produce as much as one might expect, but it felt really good to work on some projects that I had been putting off.
So, poets, I encourage you to do this. If the marathon idea strikes you, try it! We found that 5 hours was a quite doable length of time, and we want to try 8 hours next time. Maybe we'll work our way up to 12.
Here are some prompts if you get stuck:
-Write a letter to a random person/ random people. These don't have to be sent.
-Write poems: haiku, sonnets, lullabies, free verse
-start a screenplay.
-write a play
-write a short story
-write about your dream last night.
-write about a person
-write an essay about an epiphany you had
-write about your family
-write about your favorite meal
-write a list of everything you are embarrassed about.
And as always, if you want to share, share! I'd love to see what you come up with. (just be a little selective-- I don't think the comments allow you to post novels.)