Two pages

Mom sent me a link the other day from Oprah.com.  It’s about writing memoir.  At the end, there are 10 writing prompts.

  1. Write two pages of something you can’t deny.
  2. Write two pages of what got left behind.
  3. Write two pages of something you wrote or did that you no longer understand.
  4. Write two pages of apologizing for something you didn’t do.
  5. Write two pages about a physical characteristic you are proud to have inherited or passed on.
  6. Write two pages of what you had to have.
  7. Write two pages of humiliating exposure.
  8. Write two pages about a time when you felt compassion unexpectedly.
  9. Write two pages of what you have too much of.
  10. Write two pages of when you knew you were in trouble.

Just reading the prompts brings up all sorts of images and feelings of wanting to cling to privacy. I guess that’s fine; I mean, no one is suggesting that the two pages automatically end up on-line. They’re building blocks, puzzle pieces, tools, ingredients. 

I guess I better get busy.

Oh, and yeah, my mom’s pretty awesome for encouraging to write.

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