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642 Things to Write About

Last Christmas, my sister, who is a far more thoughtful gift-giver than I am, bought me a clever book titled 642 Things to Write About. The book is a list of – as you might well guess – 642 writing prompts. It's like journaling with structure.

As part of my more random side, I am setting this book beside my computer with hopes of (eventually) writing on all 642 topics (less a small handful which are too salacious for general publication). Some prompts will do little more than inspire a few bullet points, but there are others which may prick my ambitions.

Just to be clear, I do not plan to be particularly ritualistic about this. Nor do I intend to make any firm commitments about how long this will take…this is strictly a pleasure cruise.

I hope it won’t be too painful.

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