Cultivate conversation with a mini essay
You never know where you will find wild words.
In a recent post, How to find writerly inspiration while eating a burrito, I wrote about Chipotle restaurant’s Cultivating Thought — Author Series in which it features essays from 11 authors on cups and to-go bags.
The campaign was meant to spark conversation and introspection through essays that take about two minutes to read.
In the spirit of cultivating inspiration and discussion, consider writing your own two-minute essay. Here’s a list of writing prompts that might spark an idea.
1. What is your personal philosophy?
2. What is a favorite memory and why?
3. What frustrates or annoys you?
4. What makes you happy?
5. What are you grateful for?
Write about 300 to 400 words. When you sit down to write, suspend all critical thought and just pour your heart out on the page. You’ll have time later to edit and revise. Consider even writing your first draft by hand in a notebook. When you’re done, publish your essay on your blog or website and start a discussion of your own.
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