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Prompt Jar: Best of 2018

Our prompts this week derive from April’s Poems of the Day from indie poets. Click the links to be taken to the poem for which the prompt was derived. Monday: Write about a day of rain. Tuesday: Write about the loss of some aspect of health.

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Prompt Jar: Oct 30-31 Halloween JVTY 18

October 30: Costumes Describe the costume you’d wear for Halloween this year. What aspect of your life or personality would this costume represent? October 31: Gremlins What in your life feels like it’s been invaded by gremlins? In the old adage of Murphy’s Law (“if something can go wrong, it will”)

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The Prompt Jar: New Beginnings (Oct 15-21 2018 Jvty)

Oct 15 What are you launching today? What is being birthed in your life, psyche, consciousness? What is fresh and new?   Oct 16 Taking the first two lines (adapted) from the famous poem The Journey by the incomparable Mary Oliver, write from this prompt: One day I finally knew

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Prompt Jar: Travel (Oct 8-14, Jvty 2018)

  Oct 8: Best Trip Write about one of the best travel experiences you’ve ever had. Oct 9: Worst Trip What’s the worst trip you ever took? Why was it awful? Looking back on it, is it funny now? Write about it

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Prompt Jar: Synchronicity

See Kay’s Journal (blog) for the inspiration for this Prompt Jar, and join us for her LIVE! With Kay conversation on Thursday, June 7  at 1PT, 2MT, 3CT, 4ET. Guest is Dr. James Pennebaker and the conversation will be centered around how we can extend the findings

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Prompt Jar: Your Wild Soul Story

  Join Mary  Reynolds Thompson for her LIVE! With Kay chat on Thursday, March 22 at 1 PT, 2 MT, 3 CT, 4 ET. Topic: Writing Your Wild Soul Story: A Mini-Workshop.  Here are some prompts to get you started! Monday Who would I be if I

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Prompt Jar: Planning Your Success

Join Judith Gerberg for her LIVE! With Kay chat on Wednesday, March 7 at 9PT, 10MT, 11CT, 12ET. Topic: Tips from an Expressive Arts Career Counselor! I’m so looking forward to our talk with Judith Gerberg on Wednesday. I met Judith at the New York Expressive Therapies Summit last

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Prompt Jar: In the Desert

If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place that allows us to remember the sacred. Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert is a pilgrimage to the self. There is no place to hide and so we are found. –Terry Tempest

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Prompt Jar: Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving is my personal Olympics. In another life I would be a professional chef, but in this one I’m just a girl who–almost entirely on her own–cooks elaborate dishes for sixteen people. If you’d like to see how deep this insanity goes, here’s

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Prompt Jar: Halloween

  I love Halloween. I love the candy, costumes, and the spooky miasma hanging over it all. I love the associated humor (see SNL’s David Pumpkins and 30 Rock’s Werewolf Bar Mitzvah) and the associated horror. Here’s a week of Halloween prompts

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