Friday Freewrite #38 – “How do I know…?”


Welcome back to the Friday Freewrite!

Here’s how it works:

  • I post a “JUMP LINE,” a short phrase that will serve as a writing prompt, each Friday.
  • YOU put pen to paper and write for 90 seconds. (I’ll do it, too, of course.)  Don’t think.  Don’t cross out.  (That is wise advise borrowed from Natalie Goldberg in Wild Mind.)  Just start with the prompt and see where it takes you.
  • Then POST YOUR RESPONSE as a comment.  (Just click the comment bubble  to the right of the post title to leave a reply.)

Are you ready? Let’s begin!

Today’s jump line:  How do I know…?

See the comments below the post for responses.

Note to Writers Forum members in good standing: The newsletter editor will be perusing Friday Freewrite responses to publish in the newsletter.  If you DO NOT want your response printed, kindly indicate this in the comments.  We are happy to respect your wishes.  Happy writing!


4 thoughts on “Friday Freewrite #38 – “How do I know…?”

  1. I suppose sometimes I don’t, have to trust I’m not supposed to. Our limited vision as humans must serve some purpose, though we spend an awful lot of time railing against it, searching, wondering, examining. The better question, maybe: How do I accept that I do not know, and leave it at that?

  2. We, humans always want ‘to know’, right ? I do too 😉 I believe it’s how we think to gain some kind of control over our lives. I love the quote of Rainer Maria Rilke which says ; “Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

    • What a great idea “Friday freewrite”! It’s fun and I hope to learn something from it as well (although english is not my native language it has become my ‘writing voice’). Looking forward to meeting you on fridays Jennifer 🙂

      • Thank you so much for your encouragement and participation! I find the freewrites valuable writing tools. I have visited your blog, and you have truly found your beautiful writing voice! I look forward to reading more from you here…and there. 🙂

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