quick write writing promptQuickwrites are a great warm-up strategy to get you going for a longer writing session. Write for at least ten minutes without stopping. You can do this by hand or on the computer, but you might try both.

Today, write a scene which takes place in an arena. Think about what type of arena you might choose. The possibilities are wide open.

One of my favorite quotes EVER inspired this writing prompt. Theodore Roosevelt said the following in a speech at the Sorbonne in Paris, April 23, 1910.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”