Use the following as a starting point for today’s journal
*Don’t forget to keep doing your weekend journals!
Choose one of the following "story starters” for today’s journal entry:
Once, while sitting on the curb...
Once, when I was barefoot...
Today's journal is your choice.
If you need a little inspiration to get the creative juices flowing, look at the image below and/or consider the following “story sparkers":
“I got the best email today!"
A journalist writing an article about death row falls in love with one of the inmates.
A fallen hero meets a legendary storyteller
These ideas are entirely optional. Let loose! Be creative!
Don’t forget your journals for Saturday and Sunday! (your choice as well)
Write a short scene that ends with one of the following lines.
*Be sure to write which line you selected at the top of your journal so I will know which to look for.*
Your journal today ties in to your assignment for tomorrow.
Imagine your familiar place. Now, imagine its destruction.
Pick TWO destructive forces (i.e. fire, flood, time (decay), wind, etc.)
Compile a list of VIVID verbs associated with those forces. You must have at least EIGHT for each force. Write these in your journal.
The second part of the journal is to use the space to create a cueing chart for this new scene of devastation.
**Remembe the assignmentr: A rough draft of a new paragraph (depicting destruction) needs to be shared with me (email@example.com) via Google Docs before 7:35 AM on Thursday, January 22.
Creative Writing Journal Prompts
You are to journal every day, including weekends. These journals will ALWAYS be free writes (your choice of topic!) and are not listed separately on this blog.
All journals must be in a college-ruled composition notebook and should be AT LEAST one full page in length. (see handout)