When Prompted

“When I sit down to write in the morning, I literally have no expectations for myself or for the day’s work. My only goal is to put in three or four hours with my fingers punching the keys. I don’t judge myself on quality. I don’t hold myself accountable for quantity. The only questions I ask are, Did I show up? Did I try my best?” -Steven Pressfield, book Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants To Be

Sometimes you just need a little prompt to sit your butt down in the chair and write. A good prompt can lead to an unexpected torrent of words and flow.

Paul Stein who fearlessly guides our Vs. Studio Writing & Solo Performance Workshop is a master of prompts. It’s awesome to see the smiles on everyone’s faces when they realize just how much writing they did on day one. Let alone the finished pieces that emerge on Week 5. (We just completed a Level One and a Tuesday Night Reading of in process work. It was awesome! If you want to learn more and/or be put on the wait list for the next workshop, email me at jclark@vstheatre.org. You will love it.)

And if you’re looking for a good prompt, think of 10, 20, 50…100 things you’ve ever loved in your life. (I got this one from Ted Hope which you can read Here).

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