How Will You Use Your One ‘Wild and Precious Life’?

In her beautiful poem, ”The Summer Day,” Mary Oliver ends the poem with a magnificent line.  She asks, ”Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Such an important question which each of us must deal with at some point in our lives.  Life is so short but can be so full of wonderful things.  How will you use your time on Earth? What do you want to accomplish, to explore?   Select a character or two from MakeBeliefsComix.com to represent you and build a comic answering the question about what you want to do with your precious life.  You are welcome to send your comic to us at billz@makebeliefscomix.com and give us permission to showcase it, or you can write your comment directly on our writing prompts blog, Somethingtowriteabout.com.

 

Create Comic Strips About Our Brilliant New Characters

In response to your email requests, MakeBeliefsComix introduces a new batch of characters and scenic backgrounds to enhance your comic stories.  Also, you now will be able to create stories that are 18 panels long, twice as much as before.   For this week why not create comix giving the back stories of some of the new characters.  Who are they? Give each a name; give them personalities.  As you fill in their talk and thought balloons tell us what is on the minds of the characters.  Make believe you are one of them — what words would they say in speaking for you? Please give us feedback on the changes we have made.
You are welcome to send your completed comics to billz@makebeliefscomix.com; please include your name so that we can credit you if we want to display the comic with your permission. You can also post a written response to this idea prompt directly on this writing blog.

What Are Your Hopes and Dreams for the New Year?

So much ahead for us all in 2019. New beginnings! Why not a year filled with achievements, with new friendships, love, fun and great adventures? How about creating some comic strips with MakeBeliefsComix with your new year’s dreams that we can feature (with your permission) on our Showcase Page at : https://www.makebeliefscomix.com/creating-comix/comix-gallery/ Choose a comic character at MakeBeliefsComix.com to represent you in your comic. Send your completed comic to billz@makebeliefscomix.com

You can also post a written response to this idea prompt directly on our writing blog below at Somethingtowriteabout.com.

How Did You Change in 2018?

With the year coming to a close, it’s time now to review how we changed and grew over 2018. Create a comic strip showing some of the high – or low – points of your life during the course of the year.   What are some of the amazing things that happened to you? What was the most important thing you learned about life? The biggest surprise or accomplishment? Your best adventure?

Choose a comic character at MakeBeliefsComix.com to represent you as you review 2018. You can also post a written response to this idea prompt directly on our writing blog at Somethingtowriteabout.com.

You are welcome to send your own comic strip writing prompt to billz@makebeliefscomix.com; please include your name so that we can credit you if we use it. Thank you.

What Did You Hear or See that Got Your Attention?

Maybe it was a heated conversation you overheard on the school bus. Maybe it was something funny – or angry — two kids in the schoolyard shouted to each other. Maybe it was something you heard in class that surprised you. Maybe it was something the disc jockey said on the radio in introducing a song.

Choose a comic character at MakeBeliefsComix.com to recall this conversation and capture the dialogue that you heard.

You are welcome to send your own comic strip writing prompt to billz@makebeliefscomix.com; please include your name so that we can credit you if we use it. Thank you. You can also post a written response to the idea prompt directly on our writing blog at Somethingtowriteabout.com.