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Monday, September 2, 2013

Are you writing a book of me?

Image by Meg Rosoff
Every so often I participate in blogging prompts or series.  These help to stimulate my thinking, writing, and push me in ways that most often really surprise me.  You can find the various blogging prompts here on my site as well as on various author’s websites.  For example, Fearless Females that runs every March during Women's History Month and created by The Accidental Genealogist, Lisa Alzo.

Starting this past Saturday on the Anglers Rest blog by Julie Goucher a new 15 month series of blogging prompts titled “The Book of Me, Written by You.”  Designed from a workshop format, this series of prompts encourage you write and explore yourself.  Think of it as an opportunity for you to take time, once a week, to write about yourself and not your ancestors.  Creating in a short time a book that you can hand down reflecting you, your thoughts, your personality, in a word YOU!

I plan on participating in this here, and on my laptop.  If the prompt for the week is a bit too personal for me to post on the internet I hope you understand.  I will still post the prompt for those playing along at home so you can keep up. 

My next step is to see how many of my family I can get to follow along as well. Wouldn't it be fantastic to have several of these to hand down?

So...what are you waiting for? 

Prompt 1:  Ask yourself 20 times “Who are you?”

1              Funny
2              Smart
3              Geeky
Taken from an exhibition of Jean-Michel Folon
4              Foodie
5              Day dreamer
6              Investigator
7              Chocolate eater
8              Wine appreciator
9              Writer
10           Scientist
11           Wife
12           Mother
13           Daughter
14           Historian
15           Plant Killer
16           Reader
17           Music lover
18           Creative
19           Artistic
20           Giggly

Does this give you an idea of the type of person I am in my head at least?


  1. Sharon, a great sent of responses. My favourite mug which often keeps me company in my study reads
    "I'd give up chocolate, but I'm no quitter!