Daily Writing Exercises That Are Not Personal, Not Introspective, Not Boring!
Some students are just not comfortable with sharing intimate details about their thoughts, feelings, and lives— at least, not with others in a class or group. Unjournaling, Second Edition is brimming with playful writing prompts that are entirely impersonal, easing the way for hesitant writers while still offering creative challenges for those who are more experienced.
This edition updates existing prompts while introducing 50 brand new ones. It includes sample responses— a helpful tool for anyone who gets stuck with a topic and wants to see how it can be done! Two examples of the 250 writing prompts include:
- Somebody’s sitting behind you on the bus. You hear only one side of an odd cell phone conversation, but it is intriguing and alarms you. What do you hear?
- Igor could hardly wait to get his new special license plates for his car. He paid extra for these plates: BIM- BB1. Explain the meaning behind this very special license plate.
Suited for seventh grade to adulthood, Unjournaling is a flexible, varied, interesting, and, most of all, fun approach to creative writing.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Writing Prompts 3. Sample Responses 4. About the Authors
Dawn DiPrince writes every day in her job as the Executive Director of History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society. In this work, she heads a team that teaches, tells, and interprets the diverse stories of Colorado, and she leads community workshops where neighbors collectively write the history of where they live. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and is the proud mom of three incredible children.
Cheryl Miller Thurston taught English and writing classes, grades seven through university level, and then worked in publishing for many years. She is the author of many books for teachers, several plays and musicals, and two novels. Also a musician, she is the founder of the national organization Closet Accordion Players of America. She lives with her husband and two pampered cats in Loveland, Colorado.