Finding Your Prompt

When you’re having writer’s block or under a deadline, do you have encouraging phrases to help get yourself started? I had to laugh at myself before I sat down to write because one of my phrases is, “Let it fly.” I’ve heard this from other speakers, or similar wording by other entrepreneurs in their book titles, like Pat Flynn. So, if you’re wondering what I do before I start typing, it’s saying things like the phrase above.

I say my phrase to prompt my brain into action and visualize my fingers flying across the keyboard in an inspired frenzy. The big question is – does it actually work? Yes, it does but I use more than one prompt depending on what kind of action or outcome I’m desire. That’s right, I’ve filed away my “create triggers” for writing, art, brainstorming, or cleaning the house.

Varying methods and giving myself options works best because the brain and muscle memory gets uses to repetitive actions. Our cultures loves new, and “fresh” ideas. Building resources, journals, and recipes for situations help you get ahead and have fewer moments where you feel like you don’t know where to begin.

New is good but it can also cause hesitation, and that’s why having a method to keep yourself in action means that you won’t feel paralyzed. You’re brain will tell you that you’ve had this feeling before, and it’s okay. You can do this.
So, here is your phrase for the day, “Let it fly.” May your fingers fly all day long!

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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