Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Morning Writing Prompt, January 31

I'm big on resolutions so I did make some for the New Year. One of them is to take more photos. Here's a big secret: I make this resolution every year. I've finally found a way to keep this one, however, by making a photo book to give my family at Christmas. It's our "year in photos." I don't want the book to be skimpy, so that means throughout the year I have to keep my camera handy and actually take pictures! It's been a good way to keep my resolution.

I think taking photos and writing go hand in hand because both are forms of storytelling. We can tell stories with words or pictures, but often it works best when one accompanies the other. So here is this week's writing prompt:

Find one of your favorite photos, old or recent, and write the story behind it.

I'll be posting mine later this week, and I would love to read (and see) yours. Send it to me:
We're collecting the writing prompt responses that you're sending, and will use some of them in a future issue of Mia, so keep them coming!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Writing Prompt, January 24

I've changed the title of this to the Monday Writing Prompt. We're approaching magazine deadline and these days the morning is gone before I realize it. So, in the spirit of being flexible, let's just drop the Monday, shall we? Around here, it's almost dinner time and I'm thinking of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. My mother used to throw together this quasi-meal when my father was out of town on business. This week MY husband is out of town and it's just the youngest one and me, so in honor of my mother (who knew how to take advantage of a situation when it presented itself), I'm popping open a can of Amy's Organic Chunky Bisque soup and slapping two slices of cheese on rye bread. In the immortal words of Rachael Ray, "yum-o!"

So here is your Monday writing prompt:

What is your most memorable meal, and what made it special?

Send your writing to me at I need ideas for the rest of the week!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Evening Writing Prompt, January 17

Night has fallen, and the Monday Morning Writing Prompt is just now going up. Speaking of being late, here is the prompt:

Write about a time when you were the last one left.

Keep sending your writing! I love to read how you respond to the prompts:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Morning Writing Prompt, January 10

Yes, it isn't exactly morning, but it IS still Monday, right?
So here is your Monday (afternoon) writing prompt:

Write about a time you ran away.

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Happy writing...and reading!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Morning Writing Prompt and Our Facebook Winner!

Happy New Year!
Have you made your resolutions yet? Studies show that writing down a goal, resolution, dream, or plan increases the odds that you will meet with success. Perhaps seeing it in writing forces us to determine whether it is realistic. Or maybe writing it down and putting it where we can see it regularly makes us more accountable. So, here is your first Monday Morning Writing Prompt for 2011:

Write about a dream you would like to see come true this year.

Since we're talking about dreams coming true, our winner of the Mia basket (complete with one-year subscription, journal, back issues, and a coffee mug) is Lesa Bowman of Oklahoma City. Congratulations! We're thrilled to have so many on Facebook who "like" Mia magazine.

We have a few dreams for 2011 that we will be sharing with you in the upcoming weeks. But first, we'd love to read yours! Email, or comment here.

If you haven't subscribed to Mia, this would be a great time! It's a new year, and we have exciting stories to share. For an easy way to subscribe, check out the Mia website