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September 20, 2018

Grammar School

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African girl holds flashcard with zero at  desk What was your favorite thing to learn in grammar school? Who was your teacher? Discuss this experience in detail and don’t forget to include one or more of the five senses.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.Janmarquart.com

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September 17, 2018

End of Summer

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Brother And Sister At Beach Making Sand CastlesSummer has ended. What does this mean for you? How does it feel to get out the long-sleeved shirts and wool blankets? Write the experience of what the change of season means for you. Remember to add foods, smells, tastes, landscapes, and as always . . .

keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

September 14, 2018

Playmates

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Brimmed Hats Who were your playmates when you were a child? Do you still keep in touch with them? What did you play together? Write all the details. Let the mind roam back to childhood times and keep writing. If your mind deviates to something else let your mind lead you. Continue letting the mind be heard. Write it all!

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

 

September 13, 2018

Listening

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Funny Boy Playing In A Snow Igloo On A Sunny Winter DayWhen were you unwilling to listen to someone who tried to keep you from making your dream come true? We are each capable of creating our dreams. What dream did you fulfill despite opposition?

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

September 12, 2018

Peace

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answers Where do you need peace in your life? What is the disruption? How did it come about? Do you see any avenues to create peace? How would you do that? Remember, these morning warm ups are to warm you up for writing. So write in all the details. Let your mind roam.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

September 11, 2018

9/11

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KODAK Digital Still Camera Where were you on 9/11? What was going through your mind? What emotions did you have? How did you find out about it?

Let us say a prayer or blessing to the families of those who lost a loved one and to the city, state, and nation who is still recovering from such an assault on our freedom.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

September 10, 2018

In the Moment

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The Alarm Clock IconWhat decision did you have to make in the moment? Did you regret it, yes or no? Explain. Give all the details. Remember, these writings are warm ups. By writing as much as you can remember, you warm up your mind and your creativity enabling you to move into a project or improve your expression through writing.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

August 24, 2018

Storms

Filed under: memoir — freethepen @ 12:50 pm

Smiling Boy Watching The Rain Outside At A WindowWhat storms have you witnessed? Where were you? What happened? Write all the details.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

August 23, 2018

Vision

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Thinking Cute Kid Girl Looking. Instagram Effect Portrait What is your vision for your future? It might be a vision for tomorrow, next year or 30 years from now? Write it out in full detail. Study it. Make a collage of it and stare at it daily. But first, write it clearly.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

August 22, 2018

First Date

Filed under: memoir — freethepen @ 2:09 pm

What was your first date like with your first love? Oh, do tell all.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

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