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August 27, 2019

Imagination is Powerful!

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Long Stem Red RoseSuch a lovely single rose! Can you smell it? Do you have someone you would like such a delicate rose from? What would you want that person to write on the gift card? Use your imagination. Go with the belief that this person could send you this rose with a sweet card, even if you think there was no was it would happen. Write every detail of your desire. Make it happen in your mind!

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August 21, 2019

First sentence.

Filed under: fiction — freethepen @ 9:28 pm
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KODAK Digital Still Camera Take the first sentence of your favorite book and write a flash fiction piece, 350 words or less. You can use this sentence as the first sentence of your piece or the last sentence. Write in depth. Remember we addressed, in a previous blog, using the five senses. Make the reader ride with you through the story.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

 

June 18, 2019

Times of Change

Filed under: memoir — freethepen @ 2:28 pm

alwaysaway Sometimes change comes upon us without warning and we are left to stare into an unknown future. What times-of-change have you experienced? Does any one stand out above the rest for changing your life the most? Write this with every detail and don’t forget to include significant people and your five senses. Remember, the reader does not know what is in your mind or how you feel. No one can know what you see or how you experience something unless you tell them.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

March 18, 2019

Love Story

Filed under: fiction — freethepen @ 1:54 pm

Budgerigar What is your favorite love story? Perhaps you have one of your own you keep secret in your heart. Describe the people or characters. Who are they? What are they like? Were you glad they fell in love? Why? Describe most how this story opened your heart.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

March 17, 2019

Stillness

Filed under: Uncategorized — freethepen @ 1:45 pm

KODAK Digital Still Camera Some mornings the air is still, the trees remain in place waiting for a breeze or a small bird to touch a branch. The breath pulls in deeply and sighs with release. Write about the last time you stood in stillness and enjoyed the soft touch of a moment.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

November 27, 2018

Exercise

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 2:36 pm

African Kids Playing On Swing In Neighborhood. Remember when exercise was merely play? As an adult we often cringe when we feel the need to get up and exercise. What if exercise meant play again? What would you do? How often would you do it? What would it feel like? How would it change your life? Write it in all its glorious details.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

November 26, 2018

View

Filed under: Uncategorized — freethepen @ 2:38 pm

KODAK Digital Still Camera What is one of your  favorite views? Describe it on paper as if you are trying to get the reader to be there, to smell it, to see the details, to feel the air. Write it all – leave nothing out.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

November 20, 2018

Filed under: memoir — freethepen @ 1:44 pm

Brimmed Hats When was the last time you sold items with your friends? Did you sell lemonade or have a yard sale? Did you sell Girl Scout Cookies or books? Write the kind of day it was. What was the weather? How many customers did you have? Did one customer stand out above the rest? Write all the details. Tell the story as if you are writing it for a child.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

November 19, 2018

Favorite character

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 1:33 pm

Thinking Cute Kid Girl Looking. Instagram Effect Portrait Who is your favorite movie or book character? Describe the character in detail and write why this character won you over as your favorite? Did this character have qualities you envied? Did this character appeal to your vulnerability? What specifically was it about this character?

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

November 16, 2018

Thanks

Filed under: memoir — freethepen @ 1:59 pm

KODAK Digital Still Camera If you had a bowl that you were to fill with thanks, what would be in it? Be specific. Include people, faith, hope, surprises, miracles, and whatever else goes along with your thankfulness.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

 

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