Do you keep a journal – or wish you could get one started? Literary Mama wants to help.
Three times a month, I’ll post a writing prompt. Open a notebook and write for 10 minutes. Don’t worry about grammar or punctuation – just write. Then let the writing simmer and your mind wander for awhile.
And who knows? Maybe you’ll discover a character for your next short story or a theme for a narrative essay. Or maybe you’ll use the idea to create a special holiday card or photo album for someone in your family. However you decide to use your journal entry, I know you’ll enjoy re-reading it months–and years–down the road.
“Stuart rose from the ditch, climbed into his car, and started up the road that led toward the north . . . As he peered ahead into the great land that stretched before him, the way seemed long. But the sky was bright, and he somehow felt he was headed in the right direction.”
from Stuart Little by E.B. White
In a letter to his readers, White had this to say about his stories: “And although my stories are imaginary, I like to think that there is some truth in them, too — truth about the way people and animals feel and think and act.”
Journal Entry: What “truth” do you find in this quote? Describe a time you watched your child dust himself off and take a step in a new direction.