Friday Writing Prompt: A Positive Post a Day

In the month of September, I challenged myself and my Facebook friends to write one positive post every day in September.  Facebook seems to be a place to complain, air grievances, and just generally vent.  While I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing, I do believe that the energy we send out to the Universe is what we get back.  Hence the positive post a day challenge was born.

For today’s writing prompt, I challenge you to write something positive every day.  This could be a post on your Facebook, on Twitter, or in your journal.  It could be something you’re happy about, something good that happened, something you’re grateful for, or a positive quote.  The only limitation is that it must be positive.

Happy writing!

Friday Writing Prompts- Quotes

Take a quote and write about it, either from your perspective or your character’s perspective.  I’ll suggest a few here and then give you a few of my favorite websites for quotes.  You can pick a random quote or search for a quote on a particular topic.

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.” -Khalil Gibran

“People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.”- Jim Morrison

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.” -Albert Einstein

Brainy Quote

Quote Garden

Friday Writing Prompt- Don’t Want To!

Write about a time you (or your character) did something you didn’t want to.  How did it turn out?  Was it a good experience?  A bad one?   What made you (or your character) decide to do it despite not wanting to?

I posted about my Military Immersion Training the past two days.  I got talked into it; it wasn’t something I really wanted to do, but it turned out to be a great experience.  It reminds me of all the other times I didn’t want to something but did it anyway, and it turned out to be a great experience.

Friday Writing Prompt- Why We Broke Up

Today’s Friday prompt is about break ups.  I wrote a review last week of Daniel Handler’s Why We Broke Up.  Like Min, I’m sure we’d all like to write a letter to an ex, but most of us just never bothered.  Whether you were the dumper or the dumpee (or it was mutual), I’m sure you still have something to say.  Our relationships form us, good and bad, and once they’re over, we may say we’ve forgotten, but they’re part of us forever.

So, the actual writing prompt:  Write a letter as you (or your character) to a former love.  Explain why you (or your character broke up).  Any regrets?  Anything you (or your character) wanted to say and didn’t?  Any secrets to let out of the bag now?

In case you love your letter and want to post it, you do have the opportunity to submit it.  The Why We Broke Up project is still going on, and I’ve included the link below.

Friday Writing Prompt- Evaluating

Write a journal entry or story about a time that you (or your character) evaluated some aspect of your (or their) life that wasn’t the way you (they) planned it.  It could relate to job, home, relationships, diet, etc.  How did you (or your character) feel about it?  Did it motivate you (or your character) to change something, or was it a disappointment?