Tags: writing exercise

Lyrics Prompt

Here are some of the lyrics from Mary J. Blige’s sound “Doubt”. Hopefully they’ll inspire some writing. As always, comment to let us know if this inspired you.
~Amber

They said I’d never be a leader
They said I’d never wear a crown
If I wanted to be someone
I should learn to settle down

You should know better (I tell myself)
You’ll never go further (I warned myself)
You’ll never be better (you don’t know me that well)

I made it to the end
I nearly paid the cost
I lost lots of friends
I sacrificed a lot
I’d do it all again
Cuz I made it to the top
But I can’t keep doubting myself anymore

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Beekeeping

A relative has a place with several acres and keeps bees by the garden. Use beekeeping or bees as your starting point today.

If you live in the United States you can polish your work (non-fiction, fiction and poetry) and submit it for inclusion in an anthology from Wicwas Press.

Please comment to let us know you found this prompt inspiring.
~Amber

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Five Word Wednesday – Ailments

Last month I began a new job which included a new wardrobe. One pair of shoes I wore created blisters and inspired today’s theme. Include these specific words/phrases or use them to jumpstart your writing:

  1. blisters
  2. infection
  3. impaired
  4. limp
  5. fever

Please feel free to share your work with us but if you’d rather not, please just comment to let us know this inspired you.
Good luck!
~Amber

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Five Word Wednesday – Albert Fish

Recently I heard about Albert Fish and thought I’d use parts of his life in today’s theme. Include these specific words/phrases or use them to jumpstart your writing:

  1. hallucination
  2. sadistic
  3. abduction
  4. trial
  5. single parent

Please feel free to share your work with us but if you’d rather not, please just comment to let us know this inspired you.
Good luck!
~Amber

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Five Word Wednesday – Big Brother

One of my summer guilty pleasures is the Big Brother tv series. Part of the appeal for me includes the cheesy competitions and the paranoia that runs through the housemates. Include these specific words/phrases or use them to jumpstart your writing:

  1. alliance
  2. competition
  3. cash prize
  4. privacy
  5. hammock

Please feel free to share your work with us but if you’d rather not, please just comment to let us know this inspired you.
Good luck!
~Amber

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Five Word Wednesday – Anniversary

Today is my wedding anniversary so I’ll use anniversaries as the theme for today’s prompts. Include these specific words/phrases or use them to jumpstart your writing:

  1. porcelain
  2. traditional
  3. contemporary
  4. commemoration
  5. jubilee

Please feel free to share your work with us but if you’d rather not, please just comment to let us know this inspired you.
Good luck!
~Amber

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Five Word Wednesday – Louis Sachar

I’m cleaning out a lot of old writing magazines. In the May 2006 issue of Writer’s Digest is an interview with Louis Sachar. I used that interview to pick out today’s words. Include these specific words/phrases or use them to jumpstart your writing:

  1. holes
  2. award winner
  3. lyrics
  4. schedule
  5. outline

Please feel free to share your work with us but if you’d rather not, please just comment to let us know this inspired you.
Good luck!
~Amber

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Five Word Wednesday – Longmire

I haven’t read any of the Walt Longmire books by Craig Johnson but I have watched the tv series. The series inspired tonight’s five words. Include these specific words/phrases or use them to jumpstart your writing:

  1. missing person
  2. reservation
  3. luddite
  4. rodeo
  5. monosyllabic Gary Cooper

Please feel free to share your work with us but if you’d rather not, please just comment to let us know this inspired you.
Good luck!
~Amber

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