Three years ago i bought a book in Tampa which is meant to be a great for creative like minds and for the past three years I have made it my New Years Resolution to complete it. The book is called 642 Things To Write About by The San Francisco Writers Grotto. I never got round to writing many of them so what’s a better way then getting through them then writing a few as an article each week! Enjoy!
98. There are often three reasons for something: the reason we tell others, the reason we tell ourselves, and the real reason. Write about the war among the three.
The main war against these three reasons usually conflict. We usually exaggerrate or heighten things when we tell others as it comes across as interesting and captures their attention.
The reason when we tell ourselves is usually to reassure ourselves that everything is ok and that we have made the right decision.
The real reason is usually plain, simple, and sometimes boring or in other cases too painful to face.
99. You’re having lunch with a friend. Your friend gets a call in the middle of the meal. Write just your friends part of the conversation.
Hello, oh hi how are you?, of cool, yes i am good thanks, what’s up? oh really that’s crazy you must of enjoyed that, no way! yesh, look can i call you later I am out with a friend for lunch, thanks, bye.
100. Describe one of your bad habits and why you secretly get joy out of it.
I sometimes bite my nails – it’s really satisfying when a fingernail is too long and on the edge of breaking and you get rid of it.
101. A child needs to do one thing over and over to calm himself down when the adults get angry. What does he do? How did he learn it?
Puts hands over ears and sings to himself, learnt from a TV show / naturally what he does to knock out the noise.