A Writing Prompt for Day 4: Live Readings

Keeping in line with today’s post, today’s writing prompt comes from Jennifer Simpson.  I like this writing exercise because it asks you to converge with the outer writing world by going to (and/or participating in) an open mic for poetry or prose.

Jenn’s Writing Prompt paired with a Live Reading:

While at an open mic/reading, jot down interesting words.  Maybe they are words you’ve forgotten about, or words that just strike your fancy; gather about 20 of them…  THEN work them into a prose piece or a poem.

If you can’t leave your house, I suggest listening to a story and doing the same.  Though you don’t get the people/writer interactions, you can get the audio version of many stories online for free.  Here’s a few that I like:

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