Friday, November 11, 2011

Writing Prompt: Turning Point in your Life



Write about a turning point in your life’s apparent direction.

Suggestions: You may consider a moment of happiness or a challenge. It might be something as definitive as a decision to go to college, a death, a marriage or something as small as a thought you had in your car while waiting for the light to change. Maybe a shred of fabric from your grandmother’s wedding dress put you on a certain course. Or perhaps you heard the Dalai Lama speak and were encouraged to change your life. I’ve been working on a series of poems based on being called the name of a late friend by a stranger who confused me with another stranger. This event prompted a larger meditation. You never know what will prompt a change in thinking that leads to a change in your journey.

Write non-stop for five to ten minutes and then go back and underline the key lines/ideas/images that emerge.

I'd love to read your piece or responses to the exercise below in the Comments section.

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