Writing 101, Day Fifteen: Take a cue from your readers
Remember the contact form or poll that you set up earlier to collect suggestions from your readers? Write today’s post based on one of these ideas. Be sure to mention the person who gave you this idea, and link back to their blog. (Don’t worry about giving credit if your idea came from an anonymous poll.)
If you don’t have any ideas, here are five passages you can choose from (and sample prompts if you need them):
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
— Astronomer Carl Sagan
What does the line above mean to you?
“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
I have faith in . . .
Are you optimistic?
Tell us about a challenging journey.
“Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.”
— Unknown source, from a fortune cookie
Have you ever felt awake, but in a dream?
Have you received a message in a fortune cookie that moved you?
“We read to know we’re not alone.”
— William Nicholson, Shadowlands
Tell us about a book that opened your eyes when you were young.
Describe a life-changing experience with a book.
Where do you like to read?
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
— Maya Angelou
Tell us about a time when a piece of music moved you.
Do you have an all-time favorite song? Why is it significant?
Compile a playlist of 10 tracks that represent you.
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Astronomer Carl Sagan
Writing 101, Day Fifteen: Take a cue from your readers, Part One
To boldly go where no Woman has gone before… Read in Part Two