I started Sugar & Satire in July of 2015. I wanted a place where I could share my recipes and the silly essays I wrote but I never imagined it would become such a huge part of my life. I've shared a lot of things with you guys, my journey with sobriety, my fears about dating, and my ongoing struggle with anxiety. It's not always serious stuff though, sometimes I like to share fun things, like the time my sister flew an airplane, my most embarrassing memory, and even that entire essay dedicated to the movie Sleepless in Seattle.
Writing has become so important to me since I started this blog. I write almost every night now, using it as a way to decompress and sort through my feelings. It's so helpful, and it feels so good. Sometimes I share that writing with you guys, and other times I keep it just for myself. Since starting my blog, one of the things I hear most frequently is that my readers (you guys) wish they could use writing as a form of expression the same way that I do.
Now I'm not claiming to be the worlds greatest writer, but putting my thoughts into words is something I feel pretty confident about. I know it's not something that comes naturally to everyone, but I think it's something that everyone should try. Have you ever written something just for fun? Not as part of a homework assignment, or a project for work, but just as something you do for yourself? I'm giving you the perfect opportunity to try it out!
So starting on the week of July 11th, the anniversary of when I published my first post on Sugar & Satire, I'm asking you to join me in a week of writing prompts. This is the first one, so we're still gonna be figuring stuff out, but I think it'll be really awesome. This is a present for me, but it's also a present for you!
A lot of my writing, and the majority of the things I share on the blog are non-fiction. Essays that are true and real and very personal. But something I've been wanting to work on lately is my fiction writing, where I can be a little more creative. I've come up with five writing prompts that can be written about in whatever way feels best to you. Maybe some of these prompts feel a little personal, something you're not ready to write about yet. So maybe you imagine someone else writing with that prompt in mind, feel free to get as personal or fantastical as you'd like.
Writing down my thoughts makes me feel so amazing, and I want you to feel that way too. So not only will I share five writing prompts, I'll also be sharing an essay I've written inspired by each of those prompts. What I'm hoping will happen is that you'll read the prompt for the day and feel compelled to write something based off of it. If you feel like sharing it, even better! You can post your essay in the comments, email it to me at sugarandsatireblog [at] gmail [dot] com or post on social media/ your blog using #weekofwriting.
Interested? Click the link below to read the writing prompts ahead of time, and then check back each day next week for a brand new essay!