Writing Workshop #10 – Cartoon Characters & Rose-coloured SpecsPosted by Josie on Jan 18, 2010 in Writing, Writing Prompts | 10 comments
Welcome to Monday’s Writing Workshop prompts! Sorry they’re a bit late today. I definitely didn’t spend my free time snoozing in bed today. Oh no, I wouldn’t do that… *cough*
Thank you for all the wonderful entries last week, especially to all the new people joining in for the first time. It is lovely to have so many people on board all supporting each other’s efforts – thank you to everyone who takes the time to comment on other people’s posts, it really is much appreciated.
For any more newbies (and it’s never to late to join in), here’s how it works… I’m going to give you 5 writing/blogging prompts. Pick one, pick two, or do them all if you’re really keen – it’s up to you. How you respond is your choice. You could share a real-life story, or make one up. You could write a poem or just free-write without thinking too hard and see what happens. It can be funny; it can be serious; it can be emotional. It can be whatever you want it to be. The only rule is to have fun with it!
Prompts each week will take their inspiration from blogs, current affairs, daily life, or just whatever everyone happened to be talking about that week. If you’d like to suggest a prompt then send me an email or catch me on Twitter – I would love to hear your ideas.
So here they are:
1. Write something to say thank you to some who has made a difference to your life, whether from your past or present.
- Inspired by the Moiderer’s ‘People I’d like to thank‘
2. What cartoon character are you?
- Pinched from Mummy Pig’s, oops I mean Mummy Mania’s brilliant recent post
3. What are you guilty of viewing through rose-coloured spectacles? What may not be QUITE as good or perfect as you make it out to be? A memory? A person?
- Inspired by Maternal Tales’ conversation with her mother
4. Tell me about a time you did something yourself that may have been better done by a professional and went a bit, well, wrong…
- Inspired by Insomniac Mummy’s ‘When home hair-cuts go bad’ (although Big E really does look very cute!)
5. If you haven’t already, please please consider writing a post about the horrific loss and suffering of the Haitian people due to last week’s earthquake, encouraging people to give to disaster relief charities such as the DEC, or support campaigns such as the Bloggers for Haiti in raising money for life saving Shelter Boxes
- Inspired by the dozens and dozens of bloggers who have already done so and helped to make a real difference.
Now here’s what you have to do. Write your post and publish it on your blog between now and Wednesday. On Wednesday come back and use the widget that will be up to paste in the URL of your post to share. Then take some time to read some of the other entries and leave some comment love! We’re not here to critique – just to have fun and support each other in our writing experiments. So be kind please.
Anyone who would like to submit something via email, or even anonymously will be more than welcome to do so. I’ll post them on the site here and include the link in Wednesday’s round-up.
Feel free to use the Workshop badge on your blog or as part of your post if you like. Code is here:
Note: I’m told Blogger does something a bit funny with the code so you’ll need to copy and paste it and then retype the quotation marks (“) as Blogger changes them for some reason.
See you Wednesday then!
P.S. And if you fancy plugging this workshop on the social network of your choice? Then that would be fan-frigging-tastic.
This Writing Workshop is brought to you in association with Mama Kat’s Losin’ It – who’s lovely author came up with the concept and runs her own workshop over in the U.S.