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Friday, February 7, 2014

FMF: Write (Day 38)

February 7, 2014

Five Minute Friday

Lisa-Jo is a wonderful blogger and writer that one day had the grand idea to link all writers up with a mere prompt and have them write about that prompt for just 5 minutes.  It has become a anticipated activity of mine every Friday, that I enjoy.  Click on her button above and try it out for yourself.  Below I have listed the rules for participation.
Your words. This shared feast.
It’s easy to join in, just:
  1. Check what the prompt is on my blog.
  2. Write a post in only five minutes on that topic on your blog.
  3. {And if you don’t have a blog, no worries! Just leave your writing as a comment on my post}
  4. Link over here and invite friends to join in.
  5. Select the permalink to your post {so not your blog url www.lisajobaker.com but your post url www.lisajobaker.com/2012/07/five-minute-friday-2/ }
  6. Using the blue linky tool at the bottom of my Five Minute Friday post enter your link.
  7. It will also walk you through selecting which photo you want to show up in the linky.
  8. Your post will show up in our Five Minute Friday linky.
  9. Be sure and encourage the person who linked up before you!
Our most important requirement for participation: There’s really only one absolute, no ifs, ands or buts about it Five Minute Friday rule: you must visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.

Today's prompt is: Write
There is power in words.  The power to build up. The power to tear down.  The power to change and the power to convert.  Why do we write?  I write to express myself through my words.  I feel powerful when I choose beautiful words to cover the pages I write on.  Poetry, novels, journals, essays, lovely writing.  I am a writing teacher and an artist.  I am supposed to spark the passion of writing creatively and productively within the hearts of my students.  But, you cannot put that passion in someone, it has to just be there.  If it is there you can encourage its emergence.  I love seeing that.  I have that.  I dream of placing my words within the pages of a children's book.  What prevents me?  Fear of rejection.  Fear of failure.  The dreaded writer's block.  I dreamed last night about my first children's book.  It was vivid.  It has a plot and colorful, creative characters.  It has a setting and a paralleled theme.  Write/right.  I need to spark that emergence within self...

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your dream with us. I was encouraged by my high school creative writing teacher, so I know that you fan the the flame of creative spark in many. I am stopping by from Five Minute Friday. I hope you have a lovely weekend.


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