Writing Prompt: Loafing

Photo courtesy of Rennet Stowe.

Writers block, defined as “a usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work,” is a plague that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another in our writing careers. Ideas are hard to come by sometimes. Ideas are like fireflies; they flit in and out of mental vision, but they are hard to catch.

Keeping this in mind, a writing prompt will be offered here every Sunday (in different formats, of course). The length of what you write is your decision entirely. It is my hope that these prompts will spark creativity and kickstart the writing process.

This week’s prompt: Write a fragment job narrative on the subject of not working at work. It might seem likea natural thing to write about a job or profession these loafers despise, but do the unexpected thing and try to describe a job that we, as readers, can like or even love. The desire to shirk work usually comes from the tedium of the job, but all work is boring, even when we love it. Very creative jobs build into the space and work-time opportunities to loaf creatively.

[How did this prompt help you? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below, or send an email!]


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