Should you write about what is or what should be?
In what ways should we write to better understand our world and the people in it? Use the writing prompts in today’s post to unpack your response to this question, then read mine...
WRITING PROMPTS to help you explore today’s topic:
Write a few paragraphs about what happened yesterday, especially any moments that surprised you. Next, write about what you're going to do tomorrow and how you want the day to go.
Start a timer for five minutes and free write about today's topic for five minutes without stopping until the timer goes off.
Write a utopic poem about your life five years from now.
Write a fictional scene in which a character is experiencing regret but designs a plan for what they're going to do next to circumvent their current feelings.
My response to today’s question:
If I were to answer today's question honestly, I would say we should all write more often about what should be, not only about what is. But we do need to know where we stand first if we want to make sure we're going in the right direction or a better direction. And there isn't a single straight line to follow from one place to the other, unfortunately...
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