Weekly Writing Prompt (#37)

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First I am sorry that this is a day late. Yesterday was a long day at work and I was burnt out by the time I got home. Thankfully I have tonight mostly free, so I am able to at least do this post.

  1. What does religion or faith mean to you? Do you have a religion? What are your views and feelings towards spirituality? Either tell a story, write a poem or simply start writing down ideas and see where it leads.
  2. You are watching a  fantasy or sci-fi movie or television. This show has supernatural or non-humans living among humans. When the show ends a conversation is started with your love interest about the reactions of the humans to the non-human or super-humans. It turns out your love interest is not normal. What happens next?
  3. Do you have a birthday tradition? Is there something you do every year on your birthday or some one else’s? If there is tell the story behind the tradition, including times that the tradition stuck out and made memories?
  4. What is something you do daily or almost daily? What simple and ordinary task do you do regularly? Once you have it in your head write a poem about it. First just write it out simply, then go back and add details along with poetic wording.
  5. Are you on Social Media? Use your profile or different profiles to write character description(s). If you have multiple accounts or profiles create a character or each one.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#36)

encouragement

  1. Write 3 two sentence story. Pick three genres (I am going to do Romantic, Comedy, and Horror). After you have your 3 genres write the story out and dwindle it down to two sentences that tell the important and complete story.
  2. Pick a favorite word either to say or one that you love its meaning. Use it to start a story or poem. Have that word be the beginning of the story and the focus of the story or the poem.
  3. You grew up hearing about lucky people just waking up in their dream lives. Then one day you wake up in a different life. Only it’s not your dream, but a stranger’s. What do you do? Who is the stranger?
  4. Tell a story about time travel but try to come up with a new idea or way of doing it. If you have seen or read an aspect of something you are writing try to change that aspect. This will be hard, but even slight changes may lead to a more interesting story.
  5. What does race mean to you? Express your answer the best way you see fit, whether that is a poem, story, or monologue.

 

Weekly Writing Prompt (#35)

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  1. Strike up a conversation with a stranger and then write a short story about them. What do they do? What are they like? Where are they going next?
  2. Write about your worst or best customer service experience that you had. What was it for? What happened on the call or during the encounter? How did it make you feel? What was the result?
  3. If all your dreams came true what would you dream about? Write a monologue about imagining what would happen after all your dreams and goals came true.
  4. What was your first job? How old were you? What did you do? How long did you have it for? Can you write a short story or poem about it?
  5. Write a short story about the best Halloween costume you wore. What were you? Did you make the costume? What did you do? How old were you?

Weekly Writing Prompts (#34)

 

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  1. Write a short story from the point of view of a butt-head or someone you do not like. Try to make the narrator as unlikable as possible. To compensate for the nasty narration give your readers good writing, an interesting story, and great characters.
  2. You just made a wish that you would be treated like royalty and that wish came true. What happens next? What do you do? How does it change you?
  3. Time Freezes. Everything and everyone stops except for you. Now, you must find out why.
  4. Write a poem about your creative process. What do you do? How are you creative? What does it feel like? What thoughts go through your head?
  5. What does your spouse or dream spouse think of you? If they were alone with their friends what would they be saying about you?

I hope you are inspired by these prompts. Perhaps a muse will now visit you and you will be able to let the creative juices flow. If you are inspired or if these prompts do help you, please, let me know.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#33)

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  1. For years your spouse or best friend has been struggling with what everyone thinks is multiple personalities (Dissociative Identity Disorder). You have never seen an episode, but she/ he talks about it with you. One day you come home/ go over her/ his house and they are having an episode. The strange thing is that you see a different soul in her body and can see her soul napping on the couch. She/ he is not struggling with Dissociative Identity Disorder but is actually sort of a medium except the ghosts possess her/him instead of talking to them.
  2. What type of week did you just have? Was it great? Was it long? Can you write a poem about it? If you can you should try. Focus on the emotions and images that you remember from this last week.
  3. You meet a dog on the street and he follows you home. He is friendly and the perfect pet. He becomes part of your family. Write a character description about this awesome dog.
  4. Write about being happy and laughter. What does it feel like? What brings it on? How does it affect you?
  5. Write 2 short stories about eating your dinner. First write it in your point of view. What do you do to get it? How do you eat it? Where do you eat it? Now write the same story except write it in the point of view of your dinner.

 

Weekly Writing Prompts (#32)

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  1. Write a poem about relief. What does it feel like? How does it come? When does it happen?
  2. Write a monologue about goals or dreams (if you don’t have goals). Focus on your relationship with them. Talk about the goals or dreams as if they are characters. What is your relationship with them? How did they first come around?
  3. You are walking up your stairs in your house and you hear a crash from the floor you just were on. You thought you were home alone. What happens next?
  4. Write a character description that is at first a vague description of a family member. Write a first draft with this family member in mind. Go back at least twice giving the character more traits and more details that are not necessarily your family member’s traits and details. The focus should be using a real person to  write a fictional one.
  5. How does time affect you? What is your relationship with time? Creatively answer these two questions.

Weekly Writing Prompts (#31)

encouragement

  1. Write a monologue or a characters thoughts about their personality. The character could be you. Focus on what it means to be categorized in certain personality types.  Think about either introvert, extrovert, or a Myers-Briggs personality type (INFP, ESJT, etc). Let the monologue or thoughts be about how the defined personality group that you are in effect you or your character.
  2. Write a short story about community or family. What does it feel like to be around loving people? What happens when you are around your favorite people? Does that change your mood or anything else? If it does example.
  3. Write a poem about relaxing. What do you do? Where are you most relaxed? What does it feel like to you?
  4. Write about what it feels like to be gearing up for something big. It can be a big project, a wedding, a new baby, a move, or anything else that is life changing. Simply write about the feelings and thoughts about the big change.
  5. Your cat or dog or other pet is actually a magic being that was waiting for the right moment to tell or show you what he/ she really was. In an amazing show your pet shows you his/hers true form or powers. What happens next?

Weekly Writing Prompt (#30)

encouragement

  1. Write a short story in the steampunk genre where there is an inventor who invents or creates a realistic Android or robot. (The link attached to “steampunk” will bring you to its Wikipedia page.)
  2. What was the last thing that happened in your life that you would define as cute. Write that experience down and expand on how it brightened your day. Who were the characters involved? What did you feel? What was around you, meaning what was the setting?
  3. Think hard about what you want the world to know or hear. If you had the entire world’s attention for only 1 minute what would you say?
  4. Tell the story of the longest friendship that you have or had. Focus on short episode or short stories of your life that best showcase your friendship.
  5. You or your character finds out that the supernatural/ paranormal is real and that most of it simply takes place in an alternate reality. You find all this out because you are brought to another reality to help save it.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#29)

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  1. Write a poem describing physical pain. Start the poem with creative imagery about how the pain started but then go into how it feels. What causes it to grow? Where is the relief?
  2. Do you have a mentor? Write a character description about him/ her. What are they like? What makes them someone to look up to?
  3. Retell a story you heard from a friend or someone else in your life. Use different names and if you forget a detail use your own imagination. Basically use a story you heard as a prompt, trying to keep it as close to the original as possible.
  4. Two brother’s walk into a bar and start asking about the strange local crime that has happened. You hadn’t heard about anything strange, but the more you listen the more you realize you fit the target demographic. What do you do? What happens next? (yes, I am ready for Season 11 of Supernatural to start.)
  5. You meet the person that you have you are the biggest fan of. You’ve waited in lines and get up to actually see him/her. What do you want to do? What do you actually do?

Weekly Writing Prompt (#28)

encouragement

  1. What is the worst thing that could happen while you are flying (in an airplane) that you would be able to survive? Write a story (short or other wise) about that.
  2. You wake up a different person. You do not recognize anything. You are in a different city with a completely different lifestyle. What do you do?
  3. What would a stranger think about your favorite songs or the songs you listen to the most? Write a character description about yourself only using your music.
  4. Write a romantic love poem or song. What would you want your love to say? Whether it is a fictional or real life love does not matter. Simply write love in a romantic way.
  5. You live in a world where you can hear important thoughts of your soul mate. They act as a conscious for most people. However, you only always hear your own voice in your head. What happens? How do you react?

Weekly Writing Prompt (#27)

encouragement

  1. Write a character description or short story about a trained killed who has a warrior soul. Make this character strong and skilled but give him/ her a twist. Make the assassin/ trained killer have a character trait that you would not expect.
  2. You are exploring caves and get lost. You are not worried, because you have extra provisions. It isn’t until you start to see unearthly movements in the shadows that you start getting nervous. What is it and what do you do?
  3. Start a story with the dialogue, “You think I dear death. Do you think I fear hell? I was born from the dead and raised in hell.”
  4. Tell a story where a character or you finds out that the society they knew/ live in was not how they thought it was. Example: They thought they were living in a 1800 farm town, but are really living in a museum created to show the museum patrons what it was really like for people living back in that time period.
  5. Write a poem about the feelings you had during a fight, argument or disagreement. Keep the poem focused on you and your feelings.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#26)

encouragement

  1. Describe a land or setting of a story as if you are looking at it on a map. The idea is that it would be a fictional land, but you can look at a real map of a real place. My thought is to have details even though it’s an over view/ macro view of an area.
  2. Tell a story of an interaction you had with a stranger or a group of strangers.
  3. Write about a hike you took or piece of nature you recently saw. Use as much detail as possible. Let the nature and surroundings be the main focus.
  4. Outline a story (short or novel length) then use that outline to tell your own story. Use your own setting, characters, and details.
  5. You are canoeing/ floating down a river. You pull off to a bank to set up camp for the evening. Something is different about this place though and as you search for fire wood you find an old castle with purple flickering light coming from within.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#25)

encouragement

  1. Write a scene or short story involving only two people. Have these two characters be in a relationship, but add a twist in the relationship. The original idea I had and the story I will be writing that goes along with this prompt is that there is a dimension traveler who goes to different dimensions or universes. He thinks he is home and his wife is getting ready for bed. She is dancing as she brushes her teeth like normal but as soon as he greets her by joining in and trying to wrap his arms around her he realizes she has no idea who he is.
  2. Have you ever been in a situation where a person you knew saw you in a different light or saw a different side of you? This could be s a co-worker saw at a party or a parent saw you as an adult for the first time. Either write a short story or poem about this experience. What was it like after? How did it change you or your relationship with that person?
  3. Write a story about your day and then use that story to inspire a poem. Try not to let your real day influence your poem. Focus on the poem. If you have a partner or someone who could help you, ask them to either write their day or have them tell you about their day.
  4. Write about what gives you the most hope or what inspires you.
  5. You are beautiful. The definition of beautiful is having beauty; possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind. How are you beautiful? What makes you feel beautiful?

I hope these prompts help you create some sort of writing or art. If they do I would love to know and read your work. 

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.

A Healthy Week To Boost Fitness

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A few weeks, well maybe a month ago, a friend and I were talking about getting together a hardcore diet/ fitness plan that would last one week. This would be to boost our healthy habits and jump-start our thinking about getting healthy and staying healthy.

I did some research, forgot about it, and then did a bit more research. Through research and the knowledge I already had I came up with a little system that I will be trying out. I think this system should only be done for a week as a boost, since it is to push you to be healthier. I also don’t believe in restricting your permanent diet and fitness all at once. That has failed for me in the past. What has not failed is gradually becoming healthier and knowing why.

Before starting anything where goals and a desired outcome is involved I believe you should ask yourself two questions. That being said if you want to join me with this health boost, please ask your self the following question. 1.) Why are you doing this? What are your reasons? Write this down.

Now on to the real system thing that I made. I broke down being physically healthy down to three parts habits, diet and mixed. In this healthy boost system I am going to be focusing on 1 new habit, 2 new diet items and 1 that is a mix for the week.

The lists are as follows:

Habit

  1. Do short spurts of exercise every day. Doing at least 20 minutes of fast exercises. This could be 4 five-minute walks, 2  ten-minute intense spurts of exercise, or even 20 one-minute work outs.
  2. Take deep breaths and relax when you are getting stressed or cut down on stress. Maybe at one point in your day you take a walk by yourself to release your stress.
  3. Exercise 3 to 4 times a week. This should total 3-4 hours.
  4. Add 30 minutes of sleep or get closer to 8 hours of sleep.
  5. Make a list of favorite exercises and pick at random from that list for your work outs.
  6. Work out 1st thing in the morning every day.
  7. Find work outs you can do while watching television or do sit still while watching television.
  8. Exercise for a total of 1 hour every day or an intense sweaty 30 minute work out every day for this week.

Diet

  1. Take vitamin C  or get vitamin C into your daily diet.
  2. Focus on eating good fats (avocado, dark chocolate, coconut oil)
  3. Add spice to your dish
  4. Pop some Iron. Iron helps blood transport oxygen apparently.
  5. Sip green tea, it has antioxidants.
  6. Go a week without processed sugar or starches.
  7. Only eat Protein, good fats and veggies.
  8. Never skip breakfast, just make it healthy.
  9. Make dinner your lightest meal
  10. Don’t starve; make sure you eat at least 1500 calories a day.
  11. Drink green smoothies every day for breakfast.
  12. Do not eat any processed foods for the week. This means only fruits, vegetables, meats and unprocessed grains.

The Mixed list

  1. Drink water (2-3 liters a day)
  2. Drink coffee 1 hr before exercising (Do not add a lot of sugar or cream, try to keep it fat-free milk [if you can].)
  3. Use smaller plates. (It may seem silly, but you will get full with less food. It also helps with portion control.)
  4. Eat every 3-4 hours but eat small meals.
  5. Put down your fork between bites
  6. Designate one place to eat and eat there. Also cut down on distractions when eating.

I also am on pinterest and have a few boards that may help you boost your health. The first is my boosting healthiness board, where a lot of the research and ideas were pinned. Follow Tiff’s board Boosting healthliness on Pinterest.Next is my general fitness board, where I put a bunch of different exercises, work outs on and a few quotes to help me stay motivated. Follow Tiff’s board fitness on Pinterest.

The last two boards are my healthy eating and smoothie boards. These are focused on the diet part of being healthy.
Follow Tiff’s board Healthy food on Pinterest.

Follow Tiff’s board Smoothies on Pinterest.

Finally, I want to leave you with an important tip. Do not weigh yourself every day. Weigh yourself before you start and after. Also measure yourself before and after the week. Do not do it during the week. Plus the number on the scale or on the measuring tap is not what is important in the long run. The goal should be becoming healthier, not skinnier or lighter.

I hope this helps you. Let me know if you are trying this and I will let you know the end results.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#24)

success

  1. Try explaining an inside joke you have between a group of friends. When did it start? Why is it funny? What is the back story and who knows it?
  2. People keep dying around you or your character for different reasons. The detectives and law enforcement is interested in talking to you or your character because everyone who is dying looks exactly like you or your character. What do you/ your character do? How do they act? What happens? Focus on the action and events.
  3. Be honest what is one of your fantasies? What is one thing that you mind enjoys coming back to and repeating? Write it down. Use the writing process as therapy to figure out why you day-dream or think about this fantasy. Write this as a monologue or journal entry format. Be honest, be real.
  4. We all have arguments or conflicts that play out in our minds. At least I have arguments and conflicts playing out in my mind . No matter what it never goes as planned because the other person doesn’t have the script that is in your head. Write your latest conflict thoughts/ plans out. Use different names, different settings, or change the situation a bit, so that it doesn’t hurt or anger the other person actually involved, if needed. Try to stay true to what you naturally thought would happen, though. Tell the story about the argument or conflict how you thought it would play out.
  5. Write a poem about a website you frequent often. Why do you go? What do you get out of it? How long do you stay on there? Remember though, it’s a poem; be poetic.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#24)

encouragement

  1. Take a character from a fairy tale or well know story and put them in our world. What would their reaction be? How is their world different from ours? How is it the same?
  2. Along that same idea take a friend or some one that lives in this world and put them in a fairy tale or fictional world. What will their main goal be? How difficult would it be for them to live in that different world?
  3. Write a monologue about struggle. What is the character like? Who is going through it? How are they working to over come? What gives them hope?
  4. Write a poem about a piece of furniture. Do not say what it is right away. Explain the basic description and feeling towards the piece of furniture. Wait until the end to confirm what you are talking about.
  5. Describe what summer is like for you. What do you need to do when it’s summer? What do you look forward to? Do you take vacations during the summer, if so what is your favorite vacation spot?

I hope you enjoy these prompts and I also hope that they help or inspire you to write a little more than you would this week. 

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week writing.

Weekly Writing Prompt (#23)

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  1. What is a common obstacle for you that stops you from creating or participating in one of your hobbies? Write a short story where that obstacle is a character. What is that character like and how do you interact with it?
  2. Write a character description of yourself. Go into the same details that you would for any other character. What do you look like, how do you act and what are your main  character traits?
  3. Take a poem, character description, scene or something else that you have created in the past and turn  it into a short story or the beginning of a longer narrative. The focus is to use an idea or creation that may not be that fresh in your memory to create something new and something whole.
  4. Do you remember a friend you had when you were a child? Was he or she imaginary, a stuffed animal or real? Write about this friend and the fun times you two shared. Focusing on what you played and the adventures you went on.
  5. Create a new word or a few new words. Define them using the standard dictionary way of defining words. This is so that you are clear about the words meaning. Once the definition is set write a story that uses your word/ words. Make sure that the word/ words in the story have clear definitions and that you can figure out the new words inside the story itself.

I hope you enjoy reading this post and are inspired by these prompts. If you do use them please let me know.

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.

Weekly Writing Prompts (#22)

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  1. What is a relationship that changed your life or one of your character’s life? Who was it? What type of relationship was it? Is that relationship still going on? If not why?
  2. Tell a short story about a time when you or one of your hero characters were sick? What personality traits came out? How were you or your character sick?
  3. What book are you reading or what was the last book you read for entertainment? Write a poem about what your experience was with that book. Do not give the details of the book and try not to use the title in the poem. The focus should not actually be on the book, but on your experience while reading it and your emotions towards the book.
  4. The type of games people play can tell a lot about that person. Do you like puzzle games, fast actions games, table top or video games? Pick your favorite game or genre of games and write about it. This can either be a poem or a short story. The focus of this prompt is to get you thinking and writing about the games that you play and why you play them.
  5. Write a monologue explaining what it is like to be an artist. What is it like for you to live a creative life?

I  hope these inspire you. Let me know if you use any of these prompts.

Weekly Writing Prompts (#21)

encouragement

  1. Where are you most peaceful? Where can you relax the easiest? Write about this place.
  2. Write a fictional story where the main character feels different. Are they really? What makes them different?
  3. Write a story about your future kids or kids that you have, but set it in their future. What are your hopes for them? How do you hope their life or lives have turned out? What do you want for them?
  4. Motivation can be a powerful thing. It can push you towards the seemingly impossible or lack of it can stop you from doing anything at all. Write a poem about motivation. How does it affect you? Are you usually a motivated person or does it take a lot to motivate you? What is your relationship with motivation?
  5. What is your inner monologue right now? What are you thinking about, besides writing? What is important in your life at this moment? Let your thoughts flow on the page/ screen. You can edit it to make sense to your audience, but stay true to you and your thoughts.

Weekly Writing Prompts (#20)

encouragement

  1. Write a poem about the emotions you feel while driving home from work. Don’t focus on the commute or what you do for work. Instead focus on your feelings and thoughts.
  2. Write a short story in the fantasy genre where a character must lake a leap of faith and it pays off. Make sure that the results of the leap of faith are fantasy based.
  3. Tell a story about fairies, nymphs, pixies or other creatures that disguise themselves as flowers.
  4. What is it like for you to create art? Write about your creative process, whether it is poetry, narratives, 2D visual art, 3D visual art, or performance art. Is there a method? Do you see a pattern to your art?
  5. Pick out your favorite quote, if you don’t have one use the quote on the picture on the post. Use it to inspire you to write a poem or short story that describes that quote. Bring those words to life and make the sentence or two mean so more than it did before.

I hope you guys and gals enjoyed this post. If you did let me know and like always, please, let me know if you were inspired by this.