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For Your Journal: Writing Prompt

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Do you keep a journal - or wish you could get one started? Literary Mama wants to help.

Three times a month, I'll post a writing prompt. Open a notebook and write for 10 minutes. Don't worry about grammar or punctuation - just write. Then let the writing simmer and your mind wander for awhile.

And who knows? Maybe you'll discover a character for your next short story or a theme for a narrative essay. Or maybe you'll use the idea to create a special holiday card or photo album for someone in your family. However you decide to use your journal entry, I know you'll enjoy re-reading it months--and years--down the road.

Can you match the family with the television series?
Which show most accurately reflects your family?

Family Name
1. Anderson
2. Cleaver
3. Pritchett and Dunphy
4. Keaton
5. Taylor
6. Douglas
7. Stevens
8. Davis
9. Bradford
10. Cunningham
11. Brady
12. Huxtable
13. Seaver
14. Camden
15. Banks
16. Taylor
17. Barone
18. Gilmore
19. McCullough
20. Taylor

TV Show
a. The Andy Griffith Show
b. The Gilmore Girls
c. My Three Sons
d. Eight is Enough
e. Growing Pains
f. Friday Night Lights
g. Home Improvement
h. The Bernie Mac Show
i. 7th Heaven
j. Bewitched
k. Everybody Loves Raymond
l. Family Affair
m. Father Knows Best
n. Family Ties
o. Modern Family
p. The Cosby Show
q. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
r. Happy Days
s. The Brady Bunch
t. Leave it to Beaver

Journal Entry: Describe your home in terms of a television show. Is it a comedy? A drama? Action and adventure? List the lead and supporting cast members. Pick a theme song.

Answers: 1m, 2t, 3o, 4n, 5f, 6c,7j, 8l, 9d, 10r, 11s, 12p, 13e, 14i, 15q, 16g, 17k, 18b, 19h, 20a
Interested in learning more about these television shows? Follow this link.

Karna ConverseĀ is a freelance writer who’s written everything from technical documentation and price proposals to newsletter articles, devotionals, personal profiles and essays. Her essays have been published in a variety of regional and national publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Notre Dame Magazine, the Cup of Comfort and Chicken Soup anthologies, Our Iowa, and on Iowa Public Radio. She and her husband are parents to three young adults. Karna is a former blog editor, senior editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief of Literary Mama.

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