Writing Prompt #110
Name one of your greatest fears. Now write down all the ways that it secretly thrills you.
Practice Writing in 3 Breezy Steps
Sometimes, the thing we fear most is exactly where we need to go. It can be something we secretly want to do. Or something we want to explore but were told not to. Or maybe it’s something we are just curious about. Could it really be that bad? Sometimes it’s something to learn from.
It depends on your fear.
- Jot down five of your fears. What keeps you up at night? What is that thing you’ve always wanted to do but are afraid to? What do you dream about that makes your cheeks flush to remember? Maybe it’s a secret longing. Maybe you just want to know if you have what it takes to face it. What are you afraid of?
- Write for fifteen minutes. Journal about it. Or write out your fear through a protagonist who is strong enough to face it. Don’t worry about where the story is going when you start to write. Trust the first image and follow where it leads. This is not the time for questions, logic, or planning. It’s just practice.
- When you feel ready, share your results in the comments. You could share part or all of your story. Or you might share a little about your experience writing with this prompt.