Daily prompt

Set a timer for ten minutes. Open a new post. Start the timer, and start writing. When the timer goes off, publish.

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About Al

Retired from a couple of professions, trying my hand at writing about the events in our lives.
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31 Responses to Daily prompt

  1. Margie says:

    It would take me 10 minutes to figure out where there is a timer in this house, then how to set it. You would think with all the clocks built into all the appliances here, one of them would have a simple timer…

  2. pattisj says:

    Al, you are always on top of your game.

  3. From my cousin who lives in Chicago-Go Chicago… A comment I want to send you via email. Too risque for your followers. Dianne

  4. Pseu says:

    Daft as a brush….

    • Pseu says:

      but not half as useful

      • Al says:

        This is why I rarely find inspiration in a Daily Prompt, except to excoriate them.

        • Pseu says:

          there, you’ve taught me something.

          I’ve just been over to look up ‘excoriate’ as I’ve never known it used in that way.

          In nursing we describe skin as excoriated when it has a broken / grazed appearance. “Damage or remove part of the surface of (the skin).”

          So know I know it can also be used to mean to “Censure or criticize severely.”

  5. I’m impressed, Al. Just coming up with that title must have taken a good chuck of your time. When the clock is ticking like that, the creative juices turn to Popsicles. Or is it just the sub-zero temps we’ve had up here in the North? 😉

    • Al says:

      Thanks, Lorna. I agree that the title was very clever and well thought out. It was rather painstaking; I consulted several dictionaries, thesauruses (the word kind – not the dinosaur kind) and rewrote it several times. I knew of all my readers that you alone would appreciate all that went into it. Here’s a preview of my next title….”Today’s blog”. Mums the word.

      • Gee, Al, I think you should take a rest. Two titles in one day. That’s a lot. As you said. I know about these things.

        • Al says:

          Thanks. Is there a Pulitzer for titles? I can only dream.

          P.S. I’m over 1/3 through the memoir (got distracted for a while). This is great Lorna. The description of the stuffing of the comforter and the feathers flying had me in tears! I promise when I finish, whenever that is, I will write a review for you. For now, I want to savor each reading session.

    • Al says:

      This is what the Daily Prompt suggested as a topic today. It was tailor made for those of us with chronic writer’s bloc. Of course, I could have posted the same thing if they had given me a couple of hours.

      • pegoleg says:

        Where is the Daily Prompt? You know, I don’t know anything about WordPress. I do my thing, visit a select band of lovely blogging friends, and call it a day.

        I was just surfing around trying to find a homepage with Daily Prompts and such, but all I could find was WordPress.com, which seems to be the FP page without any general info at all, or a very generic WordPress.org page which is about businesses and corporate development.

        • Al says:

          Actually, I might have mislead you. It’s officially called the Daily Post and you can subscribe here: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/. But someone like you, I daresay, will never, ever need it. You are way above the mundane and inane suggestions that come from these folks. Case in point, this post of mine.

  6. Coming East says:

    I want to see what you come up with. Or was this it?

  7. Bernice says:

    I think you can get it down to 5 minutes.

  8. Thats a bit harsh. Does a shopping list count

  9. misswhiplash says:

    what do you do in the first 10 minutes…make a cup of tea, wash the dishes or just think?

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