Monday, May 18, 2009

The Lost Prompt

I'm watching the Lost finale and I just heard a great line. As soon as I heard it I realized it is also a great prompt.

"What's done is done."

What does that phrase spark in your writing? Two pages. Go.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mothers in Law Writing Prompt

Another writing prompt.

What about that other mother in your life? Your mother in law. Is she a monster? A peach? Give me 10 minutes on your MIL.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Spidery Places

I've been consumed with Ayelet Waldman's newest book, Bad Mother, all weekend.

Her words have inspired this prompt:
“Turn over a rock and explore the spidery places beneath.” Give me a bad mothering moment, a moment you’re not proud of, a moment you felt like a monster. You won’t read it aloud, but trust me, after writing it down, you won’t feel as ashamed.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Beginning Today, Writing Prompts

I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't posted to Chefdruck Writes since February. The weeks go by too quickly and although I'm writing all the time, on my blog, in my notebook, and to the myriad of other sites I contribute to, I've neglected this blog.

Starting today, I'm going to post some writing prompts here. Prompts I'm using in my notebook. Prompts that have gotten my juices flowing. I hope they will get yours going too.

In honor of mother's day:
"Tell me about a time you felt like a good mother."

In the words of the greatest writing instructor, Natalie Goldberg, "Go. 10 minutes."