You have to be prepared to do the reading for yourself, but how to do it and make sure you’re not going to forget?
If you’ve ever read a prompt in a book, then you know that they can be a great resource, but it’s hard to know how to use them.
The short answer is, you can’t.
So here are the best quick write prompt ideas to get you started.
What to do: Read your book.
Write down a quick write sentence for yourself.
For example, this would be a prompt like this: ‘If you can, write a quick message for yourself on your phone to remind you to be patient with the news, and to be grateful for all that has happened this week.
You will feel better about your life and the world around you.’
Write your short message down for a few minutes, and then leave it for a while before writing your next sentence.
That’s a great quick write to get into your head before you go back to reading your book for inspiration.
Write a quick read list and save it on a paper.
Write your list out and stick it in a safe place, preferably a place where you can remember it later.
Keep it short.
You can get really creative with the length of your quick write, so try and keep it to three to five minutes.
Then write a short message to yourself.
Do this for three minutes and leave it in the same place for another three to four minutes.
This is where you’re going to start to get creative.
When you get to your favourite blog or website, make a quick list of your favourite quotes, and use it as your quick read.
Then make your short read list out again.
Do the same with your quick list.
Keep a journal and make it a habit to record every time you use a quick quote.
Once you have a few quick reads, you’ll start to see patterns emerge in the quick reads.
Write one or two short sentences for yourself every time a new quote comes up.
Write something like this (if you can): ‘This morning I was talking to someone who said he was grateful for the things he had been through in his life and that he was not ready to say goodbye.
He told me that it was his life that was the most precious to him.
I think that was very inspirational.’
Write a short quote for yourself for another 30 seconds, and leave your notes in the notes field.
That should be enough time for you to write down what you were thinking and feeling.
Write out your final sentence.
Do a quick review of the quick quote you wrote out for yourself before putting the pen down and going back to your book and reading.
Make sure to use the same words that you used for your quick quote and then write out your own summary.
Write up a short list for yourself of any quotes you think might be useful in the future.
Write it down and stick them on a page.
Do it for five minutes, then write your next short summary for the week.
Repeat this process for the rest of the week and you should have a quick summary in your head each day.