I have been answering writing prompts from DIY MFA.
One word to describe my year’s goals. “Positivity: the practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude. I am expanding it ti all areas of my life slowly.
Writing Prompt 1
Number 1 Prompt: How did you become a writer?
I have a vivid imagination. I also read anything I could get my hands on from an early age. I had to get my parents’ permission to read the books I wanted to read in the adult section. It went from reading stories to enjoying writing assignments throughout school. I still have writings from a high school creative writing class.
I think my teachers thought I over did it sometimes. One comment was “Very creative thoughts, but a bit unrealistic” when we were asked how we would spend $1000 dollars. As a sixth grader I had no idea what a thousand dollars looked like. We were dirt poor. I immediately bought a horse ranch and horses. I wrote my dream. Ever since then I try to write out dreams.
Writing prompt 2
Prompt: Tell a story about a time when you had to honor your reality.
I have ESRD-end stage renal disease. I have dealt with it most of my life. Reality hit in 1998, when I started dialysis three days a week. I have been on hemodialysis for twenty years now. My reality is going to dialysis three days a week, without fail, no matter what.
Writing prompt 3 What type are you. Take the quiz.
Result: The Disruptor
You’re drawn to larger-than-life characters who rebel against the status quo. Your stories champion people who will do whatever it takes to change their societies, overcome all odds, and defeat tyranny. Whether your character makes a small but significant personal choice or starts an all-out revolution, at the core your stories are about sharing your ideals with the world.
I am totally a Disruptor. I have to tell my self I am not Wonder Woman and to take off the gold bracelets periodically. My mother said to me one time “You always followed your own drummer.” “Yes, Mom, what did you expect?” was my answer before I ran off to find the drummer. My usual nickname with friends is “Trouble.” They see me coming and know things will rumble eventually. I bring it into my writing. Most of my characters are trouble makers. They do not think anything about putting on those gold bracelets, walking out the door into a thunderstorm and changing their lives forever.