As a writer I know that deep down each of us has stories worth telling. The writing prompts offered here will help you find your own special voice. Read them, let your mind wander freely and listen carefully to the voice within. Then begin writing. Don’t be afraid. Just write what you want to say. Amaze yourself!...

Write about the ‘Symptomers’

There’s a new book, ”The Cabinet” by Un-su Kim, which describes an office worker who, ”while navigating the extreme boredom of his office job, discovers Cabinet 13: a filing cabinet filled with extraordinary accounts of ‘symptomers,’ people experiencing strange and marvelous occurrences and abilities…symptomers describe sleeping for months (”torporers”), seeing their doubles (”doppelgangers”) and growing gingko trees from their fingers (”chimeras”). The office worker starts interviewing them to hear their stories. What do they tell him?

What Would You Paint on Grains of Rice?

For more than 10 years an artist has been writing every word of Marcel Proust’s ”In Search of Los Time” on grains of rice. When finished he plans to place all the words inscribed on these rice grains in a giant hourglass. It is said that there also was once another artist who painted a polo horsemen scene on a grain of rice. These are amazing feats.

What if you could do these things, too, such as write words of grains or paint a scene on a grain of rice? What book would you choose to inscribe its words on rice grains, or what kind of scene would you want to draw on a rice grain?

Or, better yet, what kind of extraordinary artistic achievement would you like to undertake?

Add to the Wishing Wall

The New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall is back in Times Square, urging people to write their wishes for the new year on pieces of confetti that were then scheduled to be blasted through the sky at midnight on New Year’s Eve as the ball drops. What wish would you put up on the wall?

Making A Dream Come True

As you enter the new year ahead, what dream do you have that would like to see come true? It can be a small dream or a big one, but it makes you happy to think about.
Is there, too, a tiny step you can take to make that dream come true?

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