Welcome to the second installment of Writing Wednesday! This is a new weekly feature at Cask & Quill where we will be trying out writing prompts, sharing our experiences and helping to inspire and encourage each other. All experience levels welcome! To learn more, see last week’s introductory post here.


Today’s Prompt

Take ten minutes to write on the following one-word prompt: fortune. Anything that comes to mind. Fiction or nonfiction, doesn’t matter. Style or form also doesn’t matter. Don’t think about it, just begin!

Once you start, don’t pick your pen up or stop typing until the ten minutes are up. Use a timer, if that helps! Timed writing helps you to push through barriers to write from a more raw and immediate place. There’s no time for editing, so just keep writing!

Important reminder: This is just practice. Make mistakes! Break rules! There’s no judgement allowed here. These sessions are all about getting words on the page in whatever way they want to come out. We’re not expecting perfection. Let your words remain raw. If you like what you’ve ended with, hang onto it and come back to it later for editing.



Don’t be shy, share! Write or copy your practice into the comment box below so we can be inspired by you. Bring the party to Instagram! Pair a photo with what you’ve written and share it using #QuillClub. You’re more than welcome to tag me @caskandquill.

If you’re not feeling up to sharing what you’ve written, that’s okay! You can still participate by checking in with a comment or sharing an IG photo of your notebook or something. Let us know how it went or what you learned from this week’s exercise!


Happy writing!





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