PRACTICE 1 (From http://www.thewritepractice.com)
For this writing practice, use the following creative writing prompt:
Write about yourself. Describe yourself, your surroundings, your frame of mind, your emotional state, but write it all in the third person (he/she, not I/me).
Doubt and Smile
He gets up in the morning. Glancing at the clock, he breaks his own resolution as usual. Every day, he pledges to write at dawn. Before noon, he wakes up. His foot kicks the blanket off. My dog sleeping on the blanket groans away. He pledges, breaks and feels guilty every morning. In part, like the film Groundhog day. Guilty leads into complaints. He blames himself and even his wife.
Without washing himself, he goes to his room named ‘Yongseokjae’. The Chinese 3 letters mean a room where he melts stones in his mind. A few months ago, he posted the letters with DYMO on the door. Whenever he enters into the room, he thinks over its meaning. After all, he gets used to it. No any motivation from there. It’s just a title.
Outside the window, the elementary students move around to have lunch and talk. He can hear. He boils water to make coffee. He picks up a book of poems and writes down favorite ones. He does it until drinking a last drop of coffee. Then, he starts to write freely. Writers recommend, even scolds, to do it if you want to become a good writer. No exception.
He never stops to doubt the training while writing. Sometimes he smiles at himself. For the last 15 years, all he had done was talking about wanting to be a writer. No materials. However, he writes. He makes every day. He finds himself to be moving from immaterial to the material world.
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