Day Fifteen: Take a Cue from Your Reader

Remember the contact form or poll that you set up to collect suggestions from your readers? Write today’s post based on one of these ideas. If possible, mention the person who gave you this idea, and link back to their blog (which will create a “Pingback“)

If you don’t have any reader-submitted ideas, you can choose from these five inspirational quotes (*) — with sample prompts if you need them — to get you writing.

Optional Prompt 1

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

— Astronomer Carl Sagan

What does the line above mean to you?

Optional Prompt 2

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Prompt’s ideas:

  • I have faith in . . .
  • Are you optimistic?
  • Tell us about a challenging journey.

Optional Prompt 3

“Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.”

— Unknown source, from a fortune cookie

Prompt’s ideas:

  • Have you ever felt awake, but in a dream?
  • Have you received a message in a fortune cookie that moved you?

Optional Prompt 4

“We read to know we’re not alone.”

— William Nicholson, Shadowlands

Prompt’s ideas:

  • Tell us about a book that opened your eyes when you were young.
  • Describe a life-changing experience with a book.
  • Where do you like to read?

Optional Prompt 5

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”

— Maya Angelou

Prompt’s ideas:

  • Tell us about a time when a piece of music moved you.
  • Do you have an all-time favorite song? Why is it significant?
  • Compile a playlist of 10 tracks that represent you.

Laly York. Neurodivergent Gen-X writer / B.Ed. / Lawyer. Writing, coding and taking pics. From Jupiter, living in a soap opera; flying on the web with three blogs.


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