On Fridays, we like to share writing tips and tricks with our readers. We hope this section will encourage and inspire you to continually improve as a writer.
Writing Tip – Change Your Scenery
Dust off that map and take a look at the number of places you can travel within an hour of home. Go for a day trip. Sit and write someplace new. This change of scenery brings inspiration, motivation, and a new eye for your surroundings and all of its little details.
Writing Prompt – Character Voice
Who is easier to pen — the optimistic or the pessimistic voice? Write a ‘poem for two voices’ where an optimist and a pessimist share their views about a single topic.
The nursing home was sterile and depressing.
Greg whispered,”I know you think visiting
here is a blessing.
Some residents are younger than you and I;
some are ready to die.”
Angela answered in a soft joyful song,
“We can leave at the end of our visit.
They never leave and just exist.
We can joyfully offer them this precious time.
These moments are theirs,
not yours or mine.”