Creativity Prompts: July 19, 2014

On Saturdays, I’m posting some journaling prompts to get you to enjoy journal writing. My favorite way to handle these are to set a timer for three minutes, what+will+you+write+4read the question, and then write until the timer rings. I don’t go back and re-read while I’m writing, I don’t edit or listen to the inner critic. I just write. It’s freeing to not pick apart each sentence as you write it.

—You go see a doctor. What questions can you ask to make sure you get the best care, and not just a six-minute session and a prescription?

— Many birds are raised by their mothers alone. Write a letter from a father bird to his fledglings, explaining what they need to know and how to learn it. You can do this with different birds: hummingbirds and robins, for example.

—There are four-legged animals and two-legged animals, but no three-legged animals. Why did evolution favor even numbers–at least in legs?

—If you were handed a sealed envelope with the date, time and cause of your death inside, would you open it, even if there were nothing you could do to change your fate?

Have fun exploring your ideas and writing!

–Quinn McDonald is a writer still in love with writing.

2 thoughts on “Creativity Prompts: July 19, 2014

  1. 1. “Do you ever want to see your family again?”
    2. Jump.
    3. Since Einstein said “God doesn’t play dice with the universe”, I’d have to guess it’s because evolution just doesn’t play odds.
    4. I would start to open it, but would not make it as far as reading because it would say “bled to death due to clumsiness with a letter opener”.

  2. Oh dear . . .

    My doctor makes 15 minute appointments at the least, more if you need it. He’s a naturapath as well as a GP and I call him by his first name.

    DON’T get me started on absent fathers . . . I’d need more than 3 minutes for the rant.

    A kangaroo tail does as much work as a leg.


    I hardly ever follow instructions but then again you wouldn’t expect me to woould you.

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