[Friday Five-Minute Writing Prompt] Living my vision…

Friday Five-Minute Writing Prompt

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Friday Five-Minute Writing Prompt – living my vision…

Take out a fresh sheet of paper. Natalie Goldberg uses a “fast-writing” pen. I suggest using your favorite writing instrument and an unlined piece of colored paper for fun. I use a fountain pen with purple ink. Some folks opt to use their computer. If that is your preferred method to write, then just open a new word document on your computer and go for it. The point is to keep your fingers moving for five minutes and not stop. I want you to experience how much writing can be accomplished in a short period of time.

If you get stuck, just repeat the writing prompt – Living my vision …or any other phrase that is comfortable for you. Do not stop to edit, correct spelling, look up a better word, or rearrange a sentence. Do not question what comes up in the five minutes: this doesn’t make sense, where did that come from, or what a crazy notion. This is a timed writing exercise so be sure to set the timer on your watch, phone, microwave, computer, or kitchen stove. Whether you use an egg timer, a No. 2 pencil and spiral notebook, your iPad, or even your iPhone, the theory is the same. Keep your hand and/or fingers moving and have fun taking dictation from your unconscious self. Make a list, write a poem, or create a short, short story. This is your time to explore and experiment.

[Friday Five-minute writing prompt] The best part of a holiday weekend is…

Friday five-minute writing prompt – The best part of a holiday weekend is…

Take out a fresh sheet of paper. Natalie Goldberg uses a “fast-writing” pen. I suggest using your favorite writing instrument and an unlined piece of colored paper for fun. I use a fountain pen with purple ink. Some folks opt to use their computer. If that is your preferred method to write, then just open a new word document on your computer and go for it. The point is to keep your fingers moving for five minutes and not stop. I want you to experience how much writing can be accomplished in a short period of time.

If you get stuck, just repeat the writing prompt – The best part of a holiday weekend is…
or any other phrase that is comfortable for you. Do not stop to edit, correct spelling, look up a better word, or rearrange a sentence. Do not question what comes up in the five minutes: this doesn’t make sense, where did that come from, or what a crazy notion. This is a timed writing exercise so be sure to set the timer on your watch, phone, microwave, computer, or kitchen stove. Whether you use an egg timer, a No. 2 pencil and spiral notebook, your iPad, or even your iPhone, the theory is the same. Keep your hand and/or fingers moving and have fun taking dictation from your unconscious self. Make a list, write a poem, or create a short, short story. This is your time to explore and experiment.

[Friday five-minute writing prompt] What are you grateful for?

Friday five-minute writing prompt – What are you grateful for?

Take out a fresh sheet of paper. Natalie Goldberg uses a “fast-writing” pen. I suggest using your favorite writing instrument and an unlined piece of colored paper for fun. I use a fountain pen with purple ink. Some folks opt to use their computer. If that is your preferred method to write, then just open a new word document on your computer and go for it. The point is to keep your fingers moving for five minutes and not stop. I want you to experience how much writing can be accomplished in a short period of time.

If you get stuck, just repeat the writing prompt – What are you grateful for? or any other phrase that is comfortable for you. Do not stop to edit, correct spelling, look up a better word, or rearrange a sentence. Do not question what comes up in the five minutes: this doesn’t make sense, where did that come from, or what a crazy notion. This is a timed writing exercise so be sure to set the timer on your watch, phone, microwave, computer, or kitchen stove. Whether you use an egg timer, a No. 2 pencil and spiral notebook, your iPad, or even your iPhone, the theory is the same. Keep your hand and/or fingers moving and have fun taking dictation from your unconscious self. Make a list, write a poem, or create a short, short story. This is your time to explore and experiment. Enjoy!

Ready for school…

Friday five-minute writing promptReady for school (?, !, …)

Take out a fresh sheet of paper. Natalie Goldberg uses a “fast-writing” pen. I suggest using your favorite writing instrument and an unlined piece of colored paper for fun. I use a fountain pen with purple ink. Some folks opt to use their computer. If that is your preferred method to write, then just open a new word document on your computer and go for it. The point is to keep your fingers moving for five minutes and not stop. I want you to experience how much writing can be accomplished in a short period of time.

If you get stuck, just repeat the writing prompt – Ready for school (?, !, …) or any other phrase that is comfortable for you. Do not stop to edit, correct spelling, look up a better word, or rearrange a sentence. Do not question what comes up in the five minutes: this doesn’t make sense, where did that come from, or what a crazy notion. This is a timed writing exercise so be sure to set the timer on your watch, phone, microwave, computer, or kitchen stove. Whether you use an egg timer, a No. 2 pencil and spiral notebook, your iPad, or even your iPhone, the theory is the same. Keep your hand and/or fingers moving and have fun taking dictation from your unconscious self. Make a list, write a poem, write a one-act play, or create a short, short story. This is your time to explore and experiment.

Happiness is…

 

Friday five-minute writing prompt – Happiness is…write the first thing that pops into your head after you read that phrase and don’t stop for five minutes. 

Take out a fresh sheet of paper. Natalie Goldberg uses a “fast-writing” pen. I suggest using your favorite writing instrument and an unlined piece of colored paper for fun. I use a fountain pen with purple ink. Some folks opt to use their computer. If that is your preferred method to write, then just open a new word document on your computer and go for it. The point is to keep your fingers moving for five minutes and not stop. I want you to experience how much writing can be accomplished in a short period of time.

If you get stuck, just repeat the writing prompt – Happiness is…or any other phrase that is comfortable for you. Do not stop to edit, correct spelling, look up a better word, or rearrange a sentence. Do not question what comes up in the five minutes:  this doesn’t make sense, where did that come from, or what a crazy notion. This is a timed writing exercise so be sure to set the timer on your watch, phone, microwave, computer, or kitchen stove. Whether you use an egg timer, a No. 2 pencil and spiral notebook, your iPad, or even your iPhone, the theory is the same. Keep your hand and/or fingers moving and have fun taking dictation from your unconscious self. Make a list, write a poem, or create a short, short story. This is your time to explore and experiment.

How do you find your way?

Friday Five-Minute Writing Prompt – How do you find your way?

Whatever way you want to answer the query is up to you. Literally, figuratively, or with latitude and longitude coordinates. Are you directionally challenged? Do you pride yourself on being a problem solver? How do you find your way?

Take out a fresh sheet of paper. Natalie Goldberg uses a “fast-writing” pen. I suggest using your favorite writing instrument and an unlined piece of colored paper for fun. I use a fountain pen with purple ink. Some folks opt to use their computer. If that is your preferred method to write, then just open a new word document on your computer and go for it. The point is to keep your fingers moving for five minutes and not stop. I want you to experience how much writing can be accomplished in a short period of time.

If you get stuck, just repeat the writing prompt, or any other phrase that is comfortable for you. Do not stop to edit, correct spelling, look up a better word, or rearrange a sentence. Do not question what comes up in the five minutes: this doesn’t make sense, where did that come from, or what a crazy notion. This is a timed writing exercise so be sure to set the timer on your watch, phone, microwave, computer, or kitchen stove. Whether you use an egg timer, a No. 2 pencil and spiral notebook, your iPad, or even your iPhone, the theory is the same. Keep your hand and/or fingers moving and have fun taking dictation from your unconscious self. Make a list, write a poem, or create a short, short story. This is your time to explore and experiment.

When I hear thunder I…

Friday five-minute writing prompt – When I hear thunder I…

Take out a fresh sheet of paper. Natalie Goldberg uses a “fast-writing” pen. I suggest using your favorite writing instrument and an unlined piece of colored paper for fun. I use a fountain pen with purple ink. Some folks opt to use their computer. If that is your preferred method to write, then just open a new word document on your computer and go for it. The point is to keep your fingers moving for five minutes and not stop. I want you to experience how much writing can be accomplished in a short period of time. If you get stuck, just repeat the writing prompt – When I hear thunder I..., or any other phrase that is comfortable for you. Do not stop to edit, correct spelling, look up a better word, or rearrange a sentence. Do not question what comes up in the five minutes:  this doesn’t make sense, where did that come from, or what a crazy notion. This is a timed writing exercise so be sure to set the timer on your watch, phone, microwave, computer, or kitchen stove. Whether you use an egg timer, a No. 2 pencil and spiral notebook, your iPad, or even your iPhone, the theory is the same. Keep your hand and/or fingers moving and have fun taking dictation from your unconscious self. Make a list, write a poem, or create a short, short story. This is your time to explore and experiment.

What’s your truth?

Friday five-minute writing prompt. Answer the question:  What’s your truth? Respond with the first thing that comes into your head. Get out a fresh sheet of paper and your fastest pen (as Natalie Goldberg describes it), or open a word doc on your computer if that is how you are comfortable writing. Set the time for five minutes and just write until the timer goes off. Do not edit, think about punctuation or go back to fix a spelling error. Just write and see what dictation you take while your hand writes your truth.

What are you excited about?

Friday Five-Minute Writing Prompt – 

Right this minute, without hesitation or careful consideration, write for five minutes about the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the question:   what are you excited about?

 Set the timer for five minutes, get out a fresh sheet of paper, or open a new word document on your computer and just write. Do not edit. Do not correct your spelling. Do not check for a synonym or antonym for your word choices. Just write and enjoy the process and let your words flow.

Farewell 2011 – Friday 5-minute writing exercise Dec. 30, 2011

Set the timer for five minutes. Get out a fresh sheet of paper, or open a new word document and write the first thing that comes to mind with “farewell 2011.” This is a chance for you to download all the things you have been thinking about the end of 2011 and what the year has meant to you. What happened? What did you see? Where did you go? Who did you meet? Did you move? Did you learn something new? Do not stop writing until the timer goes off. Ready? Go!

Scrooge or Tiny Tim? Friday 5-Minute Writing Exercise

Friday five-minuet writing exercise. Get out a fresh sheet of paper, or open a new word document. Write or type whatever comes into your head. There is no wrong answer. There is only your answer! Set the timer for five minutes and answer the question, “Scrooge or Tiny Tim?” If you have  never been exposed to the Charles Dickens classic, and have no impression of the characters and their roles, then make something up from the names. I look forward to hearing what you come up with.

Dear Santa – Friday 5-minute writing prompt

 

Here we are December 2011. How long has it been since you wrote a letter to Santa? Let’s have some fun with it and just let yourself play for the five-minute writing exercise today. Set the timer for five minutes, or open a new word document and just write. This is your chance to turn off your internal editor and dream on paper.  Keep your pen/fingers moving for five minutes and give yourself permission to explore. If you tell me what’s in your letter, I’ll tell you what’s in mine! Dear Santa…