writing prompt

I no longer host the writing prompt, but this was the heart behind the effort. If you have any questions regarding the writing prompt, do not hesitate to contact me.

I took a writing class for moms through The Momoir Project. We had readings, on-line discussions, and of course, writing. I loved it.

My favorite part about the class were the writing starts. A short snippet that would plunge us into writing about our mothering experiences. And as much as I enjoyed writing about my happenings as a mother, I found it meaningful to read the beautiful, heartfelt, and honest stories shared by the other moms. Every new story was an invitation to be a part of their story. Their stories challenged me, brought me to tears, or made me laugh out loud. These writing exercises became something I looked forward to.

When the time came for me to have a professional writer website, I knew I would keep a blog here about my personal experiences. But I also knew that a blog revolving around my stories would be lacking something, and that something would be the richness of stories that other bloggers/writers have to offer. I don’t want this to be about me, I want this to be a place rich with our stories. This, this is the heart behind the blog, this is what the writing prompt is all about.

So I am inviting you, my fellow blogger/writer, to join me. I want to know your stories. I want to know about the hard days, those where you cry many tears because you feel so alone. I want to hear about the days where the laundry is piled high, and there are no socks to wear. I want you to share about the laughter heard around your home, and the life-long lessons you learned because of your children. I want to celebrate with you even the simple milestones that happen in your living room floor as your child takes his first steps. I want to know what it is like to see your daughter all dressed up for prom, or going out on a first date. I want to hear about your relationship with God. I want to know your struggles, your triumphs, and the everyday happenings.

Let’s share our writing. Let’s write our stories for ourselves, for our children, and for one another. Let’s create a blogging/writing community.

Will you join me?

Comments

  1. says

    Dear Ellen, sing and dance your heart out!!! I teach also my cliënts to do so…
    It is not about singing in tune…or dancing like others do…it is fot Jesus, Your KING! I often walk along the beach here in Holland. And I sing alone for Him an building my selfesteem with the melodies of my heart and share it with the waves…! I like your Blog!Thank you!

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