If I Were a Book Title

Daily Prompt #4: Catharsis 

Catharsis – the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.

It’s time to unleash any thoughts you have about the week or upcoming weekend.


Write for 7 minutes about anything you need to get off your chest.  The goal is to write the entire time.

Need inspiration? Here are some wise words from a famous writer.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  ~Maya Angelou


Reading Like a Writer

One of the best ways to get inspired to write is by reading the works of writers. Let’s talk about what it means to read like a writer.

Now, let’s practice this concept by analyzing the first lines of several books.


Guess what?  There’s going to be a book written about you!  What’s the title?  
Come up with at least one idea that you think each of the following people would suggest.

* Yourself
* Your mom (or dad or guardian: your choice)
* Your best friend
* Your worst enemy (or someone who doesn’t really care for you or someone who doesn’t really know you)
* Your pet (or your favorite toy or possession)

Now, pick your favorite and make a book cover. Be sure to include the title as well as the author. For example, “by my dog,” or “according to me.”

When you’re done, hang it in our classroom!


With the time remaining, write as many “first lines” as you can for potential stories, trying a few difference techniques (for example, describing setting, dialogue, sharing statistics, plot details).