Writing Prompts

Ten Ways to Write a Blog Post

Be interested in being interesting...

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The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.

Old Man's Advice to Youth ―Albert Einstein

    Doing something which is “different” does not come easily to most of us. The wrestling team I coach will look at me sideways if I ask them to practice cartwheels. I’ve even heard that some professional football teams bring in dance instructors to teach their behemoth linemen the art of ballet and foxtrot. My point is that practicing “any” athletic sport develops your skill in another seemingly unrelated sport. The same is true in writing. 


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Entering the Stream

The Courageous Writer


Time is but the stream I go fishing in...

–Henry David Thoreau, Walden

     Writing well requires a writer to write with courage, confidence and honesty. Your journal is your place to live fully within yourself as a real and committed writer who practices these ideals. Journal writing is simply a way to give form and substance to your inner thoughts. It is simply a way for you to be completely you—not an expectation driven by academic expectations directed and choreographed by me.

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A Slice of Life

Finding meaning in the little things...


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“Sometimes, little things make a big difference...”

Nino Varsimashvili


     Through better and worse, happy and sad, hilarious and serious, we are all wrapped up and boxed at Fenn School--so we may as well write about it. Thanks for your first efforts at posting on your blog.  Over the next few days, I will take a little trip of my own down 8th Grade Avenue and reward myself with some good reading. You should do the same! I have yet to meet a person who doesnt like a good and sincere comment left on their blog posts.

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Anything Goes...


The First Step

A journey into the world of blogging...


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     So you have written a cool journal entry; you have taken that raw material and formed it into an essay with a unifying theme of some sort, a cool beginning paragraph (set the scene & state the theme), split everything else into paragraphs--and maybe even added a conclusion. Hopefully, you proofread it a zillion times and fixed every error you could find.

Now what?

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