Writing Prompt

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Try this Memoir Writing Prompt:

How do you celebrate holidays in your family? Write about past traditions and current ones. Write about your feelings about past holidays. Is there a specific one that stands out in your memory? As you get older what will be most significant to you?

• Write a page or two with your eyes shut. It doesn’t matter if you can’t read what you’ve written. You are giving your mind permission to make “mistakes” and just get on with it.
• Write with music in the background. Experiment to find the style that you like.
• Give yourself permission to be emotional. If your writing begins to move you, experience the full emotion. Before your writing changes others it will change you.

The goal is to shut down the critical “editor” part of your mind and access the creative and powerful unconscious.

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