** During our days out of school, I strongly encourage you, my Creative Writers, to visit the following link for a list of numerous writing warm-up prompts.
Make a point of writing every day as a matter of routine. We are writers, and that is what we do! Our time away from each other can and should serve as an ideal opportunity to reflect in writing on these "strange days" that we are all experiencing. I highly encourage you to capture in writing what you are thinking, feeling, and experiencing during these incredibly unique times. What you write now will serve as a fascinating personal document that you can look back on with both fascination and pride in the future.
In addition, you need to exercise your reading as well as your writing muscles. With that in mind, I strongly encourage you to to read a book for pleasure (or, ideally, multiple books) and respond in writing in your writing journal. With this in mind, in the "Documents" section to the bottom left, I have provided a link to a PDF entitled "Ideas for Responding to Literature" that offers ideas for writing responses.
I guarantee that these activities and practices will generate time for thought, reflection, and yes, solace, in these days ahead. As always, take care, stay well, and I hope to see you soon!
- Mr. J.