I dream up some topic–a word, a phrase, anything will do. I announce the topic and write my own beginning on the topic. I invite you to use the comments to do the same.
Use the principles of writing practice according to Natalie Goldberg to write the first 50 words on the assigned topic. The principles of writing practice involve just writing without judgment or internal editing. Write anything, just write. Write fiction, memories, poems, thoughts, reflections, whatever the topic brings forth for you–just write it.
A principle of writing practice is that you don’t comment on other people’s writing – either praise or criticism. If you are free to just write, whatever comes out is whatever comes out. Positive or negative judgements are not part of the process.
Please, if you get started on something and it’s going well, finish it on your own. Don’t put more than the first 50 to 100 words here. If you’re a blogger, and you finish a piece that you started here from one of my prompts, please leave the link to your blog so we can all follow to the end.
It is so much fun to read all the different things that writers come up with in response to a writing topic.
Thanks for writing!