The first hint of outrageousness often happens when writers call themselves writers for the first time. It feels almost as if there was an out-of-body experience taking place. The red sea parts with a clap of thunder and finally a rainbow appears as the voice boldly proclaims, "I am a writer."
Today's adventure in writing will address the glory of being outrageous.
Are you ready? Let's write!
“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.”
“Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.”
― Gloria Steinem
How do you define the word outrageous?
What is something you find outrageous that some others think is mundane? On the other hand, what do you think is mundane that others think is outrageous? Write about this space of mismatched ideas.
Make a list of 5 to 10 outrageous actions you have taken in the past.
Make a list of 5 to 10 outrageous actions you have yet to take that you would like to take.
Make a list of 5 to 10 outrageous subjects to write about soon.
Bonus: Begin to write one of them!
Traditional Writing Prompts:
My most outrageous attempt to do something significant was….
I thought I was “way out there” but then I heard the outrageous story about….
And then, if you would like, simply philosophize about the word itself: outrageous or “That’s an outrage!”Questions
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