Best Laid Plans – Writing Prompts

Best laid plans and all that. I really did want to do a prompt a day during 2015 but as usual life got in the way. So I will do my best to share what I can, when I can, and hope that is good enough. I am working on posting a minimum of three days a week which would be Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We’ll see if I can keep up with that schedule.

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Photo & Poem by Morgan Dragonwillow


Do you believe in magic or destiny? Choose one and write for ten minutes.


My journal entry:

Magic and destiny: I recently saw a quote, “Everyone wants some magical solution for their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic.” from The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland.  Now I know I have watched this movie more times than I can count because it is my youngest daughter’s favorite movie (even as an adult) but I didn’t remember this line. Seeing it this past week it makes so much sense. That quote feels so true to me, especially in today’s world.

I know that we start out believing in magic – fairies, gnomes, and princesses in faraway castles – and as we grew up we were told that magic isn’t real. Just like miracles, everyone wants one (or more) but no one believes in them when they actually happen.

I believe it is all about perspective and what we expect to see. I don’t know about you but I am going to be keeping my eyes open for magic and miracles and who knows, my destiny might be filled with wondrous events.



The opposite of magic is ordinary.

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Photo by Morgan Dragonwillow

Life is as complicated as ever and unfortunately there are a lot of horrendous things happening in the world. Now not only do you find it on the news (which I stopped watching eons ago) but now you see it daily across social media.  I’ve decided to do two things to help create more compassion in the world.

First, I joined an amazing group of bloggers that are coming together (#1000Speak) to spread compassion on the web February 20th, 2015.

Second, I am sending out loving, healing, compassionate energy to the suffering, and those causing the suffering, on a daily basis through Reiki and Karuna Ki.


What will you do to help bring more compassion into the world?




If you write your response to the prompts on your blog make sure you come back and share your link in the comments below.



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PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow: Writing rebel, stress relief explorer, recovering perfectionist, cooking as therapy, poet & author  that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she’s a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn’t.
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4 thoughts on “Best Laid Plans – Writing Prompts

  1. My favorite quote from “Alice in Wonderland” is “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” I prefer to believe in everyday magic–the magic of thunder, of starlight, of love, of friendship. I think there’s magic all around us if only we open our eyes to it. As a writer, I can’t imagine going through life with my eyes closed to the wonder around me.

  2. I’m still looking ahead to 2015 an thinking about what I want to do with this year. I want to be very careful and not overload my list of goals as I have often done in the past. I get excited and want to do sooooo many things that I set myself up for disappointment! It’s a real challenge to reign my dreams in and take them one at a time.

    • Hi Tui, Yeah I don’t have everything ironed out either and I don’t want to over do it either.

      I’ve read recently that balance is an illusion or something like that. Especially for women, we’re always trying to find a balance ie., trying to find time for everything and be super women. Although I love to don my cape now and then, I am not super woman. I have to figure out what is most important and stick with one thing at a time I think. I have an obsessive personality so I might as well make it work for me and I really need to make my next book a priority to get it finished.

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