I was an art student in college. I graduated with a degree in applied design and visual arts. Became a graphic designer and web designer. I sketched a lot.
Not so much now that I’m a writer. So far, I’ve spent much of my copywriting career working alongside designers, and I’ve seen them constantly sketching. During meetings, in brainstorming sessions, at their desks—their pens and pencils skim over whatever’s handy with a steady rhythm. And in just a few minutes, they can sketch some amazing stuff.
But I rarely see fellow writers tapping out snippets of writing in the same way. We may write down ideas in little notebooks, but we let a few minutes here and there pass without second thought.
Last week, I was five minutes early for a meeting. So I followed their example and jotted down random phrases that popped in my head.
The results themselves were terrible but worth it.
Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! Today is America’s Fourth of July. Independence Day. A day meant to celebrate our nation’s declaration of freedom as a nation. As a rule, I don’t get political on my blog. And I don’t intend to start. But I also think freedom is more than a matter of politics or human rights.
Freedom is complicated, multidimensional and personal. So this week, I offer the following prompt.
Bonus points for describing what it means specifically and personally to you.
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