Writing Prompts For 11.13

Weekly Writing Prompts

Every week you’re invited to join me in Writer’s Workshop by responding to one of the provided writing prompts posted each Tuesday. The directions are simple:

  • Choose a writing prompt from the list provided that inspires you most.
  • Write.
  • Come back this Thursday and link up by pasting the URL from your post into the list of thumbnails that will be displayed. Just scroll to the bottom of the thumbnail list, click the bold words you will see that say “Click here to enter” and you’re all set!

View more detailed instructions on how this weekly meme works in the Writer’s Workshop FAQs. To receive writing prompts in your inbox each week, subscribe to the writing prompt newsletter here.

Writing Prompts:

1. Something you brought for show and tell.
2. November 3rd is National Housewife’s Day…how did you celebrate?
3. The meaning of your name…does it suit you?
4. Tell us about something new you learned last month.
5. Share a list of some of your most recent favorite things.
6. What was your favorite song when you were 16 years old…is it still a favorite?

Some Favorite Entries From Last Week:

“My day to day life was shaken when I had a reaction to the medication.” -Simply Brittany

“It’s painful. It’s debilitating. It’s depressing. It makes me feel old and afraid and sad.” -Tiny Little Reveries

“The tech got me all clamped in and then there was some kind of alarm that sounded throughout the hospital.” -The Road Goes Ever Ever On

“Yesterday found me wincing as they tried for an hour to find a “good” vein that didn’t collapse when they tried to get an IV started.” -Not Just Another Mother Blogger

“When he finally showed up ready to make out – I had to remain aloof and seated at all times for fear that he would realize that my pants were completely soaked.” -Lady Goo Goo Gaga

Get To Know Me YouTube Tag

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Who ARE you? Answer the Get To Know Me YouTube Tag questions about some of your favorite things, personal quirks, and basic information to help your viewers get to you better.

Get To Know Me YouTube Tag:

 

1. What is your middle name?
2. Share you favorite subject in high school.
3. What is your Favorite drink?
4. What is your favorite song at the moment?
5. What would you (or have you) name your children?
6. Have you  participated in any sports?
7. What is your favorite book?
8. What is your favorite color?
9. What is your favorite animal?
10. What is your favorite perfume?
11. What is your favorite holiday?
12. On a scale from 1 – 10, rate your childhood.
13. Have you been out of the country?
14. Do you speak any different languages?
15. Do you have any siblings?
16. What is your favorite store?
17. What is your favorite restaurant?
18. Did you like school?
19. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?
20. What is your favorite movie?
21. What are some of your favorite tv shows?
22. PC or mac?
23. What phone do you have?
24. How tall are you?
25. Do you have any pets?

Behind The Scenes YouTube Tag

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How do you do what you do when it comes to vlogging and YouTube? Answer the behind the scenes YouTube tag to give your viewers a glimpse into your video making process!

Behind The Scenes YouTube Tag Questions:

1) Where do you find inspiration for your videos?
2) Do you have a word document/notebook etc. dedicated to your videos?
3) How long do you prep for a video?
4) How long does it take for you to prepare your appearance for a video?
5) What time of day do you film?
6) Show/tell us where you film.
7) Natural lighting or studio lighting?
8) What type of camera do you film with?
9) Do you ever script your videos/go off of an outline?
10) If you edit your videos, what program do you use?
11) How long are your unedited videos before you scale them down?
12) How many times do you try to film per week?
13) How often do you pre-film videos?
14) How long will a typical video take from setting up your equipment to uploading?
15) Are there any topics that are off limits?

Click here for a collection of more fun YouTube Tags!

 

Apple Cider Sangria!

Apple Cider Sangria

I decided I just HAD to have this Apple Cider Sangria even though I don’t really like apple cider at all. Or apple juice. Or apple pie. Or apple flavored anything…the drink was just too pretty to pass up. I was sort of hoping that with the addition of wine and club soda, maybe I would love it! Did it work? Watch and find out:


(video here)

Find a full recipe over at How Sweet It Is and enjoy your weekend!

Writer’s Workshop: Sara Perkins

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5.) Write a post in just 12 lines.

I missed the part of the conversation where my brother told everyone he had named a dog after a girl we went to school with.

My brother is completely random, he named a dog after a well known beautiful and popular young lady and the fact that his dog had her name had nothing to do with him not liking her and everything to do with him being weird.

I guess it’s not completely uncommon, I’ve named three of my pets after three of my best friends siblings so…maybe this is just something we do.

I came into the conversation a little late though, the part I heard was the part where my brother nonchalantly mentioned that Sara Perkins was dead and I was all, “What!?!”

And he and my sister nodded and were all, “yeah, she didn’t make it.”

And I was all, “What happened!?!”

And they were all, “She got hit by a car.”

And I was all, “OH MY GOD, WHAT!?!”

I couldn’t believe they could be so nonchalant about Sara Perkins!

And then my sister, picking up on my horror was all, “OH not the human Sara Perkins…the DOG Sara Perkins.”

Because of course.

I’ve never been so relieved to hear about a dog’s death in my life.

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Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to add your name to the link list below. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1.) Write about a sleepover that did not go as planned
2.) Polar freeze or highest temps your state has seen…what would you rather?
3.) Write a blog post inspired by the word: football
4.) List 7 ways to survive a power outage.
5.) Write a post in just 12 lines.



Vlogging Workshop: Hello November!

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2.) Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite October moments.

Hello November! October was spent celebrating birthdays, playing with farm animals, trapping wildlife in my garage, and frolicking in pumpkin patches. Take a look at the fun we had!:


(video here)

And this week I’m featuring Jenni Chiu’s costume ideas! Even though we’ve passed Halloween, I got a kick out of all the things she came up with in less than 2 minutes. Super impressive!:


(video here)

Check out Jenni on YouTube and subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1.) Share a favorite book you read in October.
2.) Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite October moments.
3.) October favorites haul! Share some of your favorite October finds.
2.) Q&A…tell people to ask you questions about something and answer them.
3.) Vlog at the park.
4.) Talk about the last time someone said thank you…when was the last you said it?
6.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Link up!:




Get a jump start on next week’s video! Here are the prompts next Wednesday’s Link up:

1. Talk about a time you embarrassed yourself.
2. Tell us about the last time someone said thank you to you.
3. Share a hidden talent.
4. Complete the TMI YouTube Tag! (questions here)
5. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Prompts For 11.12

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Every week you’re invited to join me in a Vlogging Workshop focused on working together to create a community interested in video blogging!

  • To join, simply add a link to the Vlogging Workshop posted here every Wednesday that will direct viewers to your video (either on YouTube or your blog).
  • New vlogging prompts will also be posted on Wednesdays, so you will have a full week to create your video response!
  • I will feature a favorite video each week.
  • You can subscribe to this weekly newsletter if you’d like the video topics delivered early, along with a weekly vlogging tip.

To view more detailed instructions on how this weekly Vlogging Workshop meme works click here.

Here are the vlogging prompts for the Wednesday 11/12 Link up:

1. Talk about a time you embarrassed yourself.
2. Tell us about the last time someone said thank you to you.
3. Share a hidden talent.
4. Complete the TMI YouTube Tag! (questions here)
5. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Now go make that video!