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The Prompt Jar: 5 Ws

I’ve used this simple prompt series with my writing groups for years. It provides an opportunity to layer down into a chosen situation, difficulty, issue, challenge, choice or decision. First things first: Choose a topic to write about for the whole week. It’s best to do this with something that’s on your mind or heart […]

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The Prompt Jar: Haiku Mind

The Prompt Jar: Sept 16-22 This week’s prompts come from Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness & Open Your Heart by Patricia Donegan. See my review of this lovely book here. Mon, Sept 16 1. Pausing (pp. 1-2) pausing halfway up the stair– white chrysanthemums –Elizabeth Searle Lamb Today, pause. Look around. What do […]

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The Prompt Jar: Goofy Holidays 1

This week’s prompts are inspired by the good folks at Holiday Insights, operated by Premier Star Company in Rochester, NY. Thanks for the fun read! Start with 5-10 minutes of writing. Continue if you wish, or wrap up, or come back for another look later. Adjust any prompt for a custom fit! Mon Sept 2: […]

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The Prompt Jar: Philosophical Quotes

This week’s prompts are taken from a daily calendar of Eastern philosophy/spiritual teachings. Namaste! [pullQuote position=”right”]Start with 5-10 minutes of writing. Continue if you wish, or wrap up, or come back for another look later. Adjust any prompt for a custom fit![/pullQuote] Mon, Aug 26 Have good trust in yourself–not in the One that you […]

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The Prompt Jar: Inspired by the Garden

Prompts for the (short) week of Aug 22-25 This week we are inspired by the garden! All quotes are taken from The Gardener’s Guide to Life, compiled and edited by Criswell Freeman (1997 Walnut Grove Press). Start with 5-10 minutes of writing. Continue if you wish, or wrap up, or come back for another look […]

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