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!...

What Is the Hope You Are Waiting So Eagerly For?

Let’s write about hope in our lives.
To help us, there is a wonderful poem by Emily Dickinson that begins:
‘’Hope is the thing with feathers/ That perches in the soul/ And sings the tune without the words, / And never stops at all.’’
Write about a time in your life when you thought hope had deserted you, but like the fluttering ‘’thing with feathers,’’ came back to your life. Or, another way to think about hope is to reflect upon a time when you were waiting for the answer to your prayers – and, finally, suddenly it came. What happened?

Create A Comic About Your Life Story

Select a character to represent you and speak for you as you talk about yourself, your life story and your interests. Introduce yourself, talk about who you are, what you do, what you’re interested in, what you like or don’t like.
If you came from another country, tell us where you’re from and what your life was like. Perhaps you’ll also want to use other characters in your comic strip to introduce family members or best friends. In your comic strip have the character talk or think about the important parts of your life that you want to share with others.

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What is The Extraordinary Book You Hope to Discover?

A man who has worked in some of London’s best old bookstores writes about what a good bookstore should feel like. ’’I want dirt. I want chaos. I want, above all, mystery,’’ he says. ‘’I want to be able to step into a place and have the sense that there I’ll find a book, as yet unknown to me, which to some degree will change my life.’’

I think that is a hope we all have. What would such a book be like, according to your need?

Thie promt came from ideas in “A Factoturn in the Book Trade: A Memoir” by Marius Kociejowski

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