Friday, February 8, 2008

Writing about Adventure

I was preparing a writing prompt for one of my writing groups this afternoon and thought that some of you might want to try your hand at writing a piece of your own story. Here is the writing prompt about Adventures in Your Life:

“Adventrue is worthwhile in itself.”~Amelia Earhart

“Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.”~Helen Keller

Our life story, chapter by chapter, is the story of our adventures. Start by making a list of the ten most interesting or unusual adventures you have had.
You can define “adventure” in any way that makes sense to you. Use these questions to help you organize your thoughts:
· What kind of adventure was it? When? Where? Who was involved?
· What happened?
· What did you learn through your adventure?
· What was your most exciting adventure?
· What adventure held the greatest danger, physical or otherwise?
· Have you had an adventure that changed your life?
· Have you had an adventure that broke all the rules?
· Have you had an adventure that was painful?
· What adventure took you the farthest?
· What adventure led to the greatest reward?
Write about one or more of your adventures.

Now that you have had a chance to think about your adventures, take a moment to consider adventures from another angle?
· Have you had adventures that you wish you had not taken? Or,
· Are there adventures that you wish you had taken?
Write about an adventure that you wish you had or had not taken.
(Adapted from Starting Points: Weekly Writing Prompts for Women with Stories to Tell by Susan Wittig Albert

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