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.
How many Michaels and Marys do you know? Each has been the most popular name 44 of the past 100 years. Check out this list from the Social Security Administration.
And the most popular names of 2011?
Jacob, Mason, William, Jayden, Noah, Michael, Ethan, Alexander, Aiden, Daniel
Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Eva, Emily, Abigail, Madison, Mia, Chloe
Journal Entry: List the full names of each member of your immediate family, and write about the significance of the first and middle names. Were names chosen for sound, for family honor, for strength, for pop culture or history? Then, write about a time you saw the name fit the individual's personality.