March 9, 2009
This writing prompt is better than chocolate cake, better for you than cheesecake, better even than a Snickers bar, and instead of adding pounds to your hips, it'll take weight off your soul. Yes, dear friends, today is "get it all off your chest and out of your soul, lighten your load day"! Our social mores inhibit us from saying what's on our minds, but whatever you can't say aloud in public or even to your best friend, you can write down and then destroy it if you wish. So have at it. What have you wanted to say, but held back? Go wild! Don't hold back! Let it all hang out, as we used to say back in the '60's. After you've finished ranting, read back over what you've written. Did you get everything off your chest? If not, why did you hold back? Keep going then, give yourself attitude, even if you have to repeat yourself. That better? Feel lighter? I think I lost a few pounds.
Do you know of anyone who would actually rant this way? No? Can you imagine a character who would? Maybe she/he could be a character in your new story or book. It's bound to put some excellent conflict into your work. Go for it! This is your day to have your say! Have fun!