Since today is Sunday, reflect on and write about the week you just had. Write a piece of fiction about it if you’re in a creative mood. Or use today’s writing prompt to pause and reflect on your own writing process. Keep reading to see the full writing prompt, as well as a weekly update on what I’m writing, reading, and more.
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This Week’s Sunday Summary Writing Prompt: How does the the winter season affect your writing?
Today, write a journal entry or a piece of short fiction answering the question: How does the winter season affect your writing?
Or write a journal entry or reflective post summarizing the previous week you had and notable things you wrote, read, learned, etc., as well as what you want to write, read, and do in the week ahead.
Writing Prompts From This Past Week
In case you missed them when they were originally published earlier this week, here are the links to this week’s writing prompts on Daily Drafts & Dialogues blog. See my completed versions of each writing prompt in each post.
Published this Week
Here are some articles I published on Medium this past week.
Current Reads And Book Reviews
I’m currently reading Babel by R.F. Kuang, Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer, and In the Shadow of the Mountain: A Memoir of Courage by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado. Babel is phenomenal– I can’t wait to share my thoughts about it with you all.
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The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton
This book offers a profound wake-up call for all of us, regarding the world we live in and are taking for granted and destroying. Piece by piece. Day by day. But the main narrative is so subtle and realistic (given the intensity of the subject matter), you might miss it if you don’t slow down and read between the lines of this novel. This novel is full of literary devices that will keep you envisioning the near future of our crumbling world long after you read it.
We’re so used to reading and watching apocalyptic narratives that are intense and dramatic— theatrical. So theatrical, that they end up being easily disregarded. And this one is, but not in the way we’re used to, to an extent… which is what makes this narrative even scarier and somehow more relatable. The town Wanda lives in, and an entire state, slowly fade off the map– they don’t explode in one scene, they slowly and steadily dissappear–which makes it ten times scarier and easier to fathom.
You always think there will be enough time, but there never is. And time runs out much quicker than you think, especially when it comes to our environment. And this novel captures that reality.
Here’s a poignant excerpt from the novel: “The dissolution of society was a peaceful thing to watch in many ways. In others, violent. Time took on a dreamlike quality. Days if the week ceased to matter. Months bled together.”
The only reason I didn’t rate this 5 stars: sometimes the more literary writing got in its own way when describing landscapes and the state of the world, and it affected the impact of the narrative and what the characters were experiencing. Still incredible, though.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
This book does deliver the information its title suggests it will, and then some.
If we know what causes our habits and how they form, we can change them with diligence and practice. And this book is an engaging and informative first step to understanding, creating, and maintaining the habits we want.
Writing Tips And Thoughts From The Week
Important Updates and Notes
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