What’s this business of being a writer. It’s just putting one word after another.
~ Irving Thalberg
If You Can Talk, You Can Write
This book by Joel Saltzman is a short inspiring book that I keep on my writing bookshelf to remind myself of just that. It has exercises and prompts throughout the book and it’s short enough that you can read it in an evening. This exercise taken from his book and many other writing prompt books says to randomly pick a word from the dictionary and use that word to freewrite. If you’d like to join me in writing this morning my random word was fussy. This word can inspire a paragraph, poem or short story, or maybe just get you to start writing. Set a timer for thirty minutes and write about fussy. Now get back to work.
The Writing Nag