One Word Prompts

Writing prompts are funny things. Sometimes they are too specific; other times they offer too much choice. I have found that a single word is enough to get my hand moving. The page is no longer blank and I am always surprised where I end up.

One way that I am reading like a writer is to collect words as I read. Right now I am reading Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit by Lyanda Lynn Haupt with a group of poets at Poet Camp. It’s an evocative book that is full of good words. So I got a blank poetry postcard out of the stash and started a list…then I typed it up so that I could share it with you.

One Word Writing Prompts

My goal is to be writing every day over the next month and then to spend the last bit of the year in revision. I am picking a word and writing for seven minutes each morning. It’s good to be at the desk no matter what else is happening. I would love to hear what comes up for you!

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