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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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November 15, 2018

Outside

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 1:36 pm

African Kids Playing On Swing In Neighborhood. What was your favorite outside experience when you were a kid? Do you still like to do that activity now? Is it an activity you do alone or not? If not, who do you like to do it with? What were the smells, tastes, sounds of this experience? Write it all.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

November 14, 2018

Silence

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 1:46 pm

silence When was the last time you sat in pure silence? Write about it. Include the reason you were in silence. How did it feel? Where were you? How long did you sit in silence? How did your body feel? What were your thoughts? Write it all. Remember when you write to climb back inside the experience and tell it from an intimate point of view. Try not to tell it from a distance.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

November 13, 2018

Laugh

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 1:40 pm

bigstock-Happy-Teens-35243588 When was the last time you laughed — a real belly laugh? Who were you with? Where were you? What made you laugh? Write the scene in all its details. When you free-write, write fast and let all thoughts fall onto the page. If memories come up, add them. If distractions come up, add them.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

ww.JanMarquart.com

November 12, 2018

Walking into the Unknown

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 1:42 pm

Kids with chef hats preparing the cake dough - mixing ingredient  Have you ever tried something new, something that took you into the unknown? It could be as simple as having a friend teach you how to put together the ingredients for banana bread, to spelunking, to hiking into the woods.

What was it like before the unknown was revealed? What did you feel? What did you expect? What were you afraid of? Where were you? Who were you with?

Tell it all.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

ww.JanMarquart.com

November 9, 2018

Kindness

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 2:43 pm

two brothers play in rain outdoorsHave you ever taken a friend out and helped him/her to laugh? Have you ever spent time with a friend who was feeling sad? Describe an act of kindness you gave you to someone. When you write, don’t be shy. Tell it all.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

November 8, 2018

Pursuit

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 2:33 pm

fly We are all in pursuit of something. Perhaps it is making the best pot of chicken soup. Perhaps it is getting a college degree or finding that perfect significant other. What are you in pursuit of and what do you have to let go of to get it?

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

November 7, 2018

Food

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 3:39 pm

Vegetable garden - little gardener with harvests of organic toma What childhood memories do you have about being educated about food? Did you have a vegetable garden? Were you shocked when you heard oranges grew on trees?

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

November 6, 2018

Thinking

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 2:43 pm

Thinking Cute Kid Girl Looking. Instagram Effect Portrait What do you think about most of the time? Minds never stop. They are meant to process, problem solve, and create. What is going on in your mind?

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

November 5, 2018

Memories of Green

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 3:18 pm

KODAK Digital Still Camera Sometimes it is the deep green of a cypress tree or the lime green field of long grass that can spellbind us. What memory do you have of the color green? A crayon, pistachio ice cream, Aunt Mabel’s old and ragged tablecloth? Write it all out. Include the five senses, people, location, and other details involved.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

http://www.JanMarquart.com

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