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Writing Prompt: Music

Music Life

When it comes to music, I listen to all sorts of types. From pop to rock and roll, music is an important part of my life. Music is what I listen to whenever I’m sad, need something to distract me from my thoughts, and need something to listen to whenever the silence in the world gets to me.

Music is an important part of my life. While I don’t play any instruments (though I used to whenever I was in middle school), I listen to music a lot.

Music is relatable. Whenever I listen to a song I’ve never heard before, I pay attention to what I’m hearing. Lyrics play an important part in whether I’ll enjoy a song or not. If the song doesn’t have lyrics I can relate to, I won’t listen to it. The same can be said if the song’s rhythm just doesn’t click with me.

I like listening to music I can relate to. Not because it makes me emotional but because I can understand the songwriter more and feel more of a connection to the music. Of course, there are some exceptions to this rule. Like whenever I listen to classical music or any songs without lyrics, I look for music that pleases my ear. Songs that have a nice melody and that I can listen to that bring me peace of mind.

But my interest in music is an eclectic mix of songs. I like listening to rock and roll but also enjoy classical music, pop, indie, and sometimes even rap too.

My interest in music is a mixture because there are a lot of songs I like. But also because I love listening to music whenever I get the chance.

Writing Prompt: “Sometimes the Right Path” Quote

Sometimes the Right Path Isn't the Easiest One

I definitely agree with this quote. I do honestly believe the path we need to take in life isn’t the easiest one. That the right path we need to follow is a difficult place to go.

Life is hard. It often throws curveballs at us that we don’t expect to encounter. But it is what we do with our lives that determines what road we end up taking. Sometimes, life takes us down the wrong path. Takes us down a road we don’t want to travel, but get stuck at because we have nowhere else to go.

And even when life decides to take us down the right path, we are stuck making difficult choices. Decisions we don’t want to make, but have no choice but to do.

The right path is not the easiest one not because it’s the wrong path, but because life is hard and the decisions we sometimes have to make are the difficult ones.

In life, we have to make tough decisions. Do things we don’t want to do because they are things that are best for ourselves. Things that are better for ourselves in the long run and that will make our lives better for it. But in order to get those things accomplished, sacrifices have to be made. We have to sacrifice things in life we ordinarily wouldn’t in order to make our lives better. Deal with tough choices the best way we can in order to get onto the right path.

These sacrifices benefit our lives in the long run and in the end, they lead us down the right path.

Writing Prompt: I Walk Alone Poem

I Walk Alone Boulevard of Broken Dreams

I walk alone,

To the sound of my own footsteps against the pavement.

 

I walk alone,

In a forest full of densely packed trees.

 

I walk alone,

Standing against a crowd of packed people.

 

I walk alone,

Even when surrounded by the people I love.

 

I walk alone,

To the sound of my own heartbeat.

 

I walk alone,

As I stand near the edge, awaiting death.

 

I walk alone,

As I say goodbye to my friends, leaving them trailing behind.

 

I walk alone,

As I leave this Earth one last time.

 

I walk alone,

When saying goodbye.

 

I am always alone,

Whenever I walk alone.

 

For whenever I walk alone,

I am always alone.

Writing Prompt: “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” Quote

Dylan Thomas Quote

Wow, what powerful words have been spoken! I really like this quote quite a bit. It speaks to my inner strength and makes me understand things in different ways.

This quote speaks to me. It makes me think not to give up on things, to not let a moment pass by where you are fighting against the darkness by telling yourself you’re stronger than you think you are. To not give up, to not quit. To not go quietly into the night without fighting against the demons that are haunting you. That if you must go away, you don’t go without a fight.

But this quote also speaks to me in another way too. It says you are allowed to be angry about the demons you are facing. Life is unfair and sometimes the people with the brightest hearts get the strongest burdens. And this quote says that it’s okay to be angry at the lot you’ve been given. But it also says not to let that rage get control of you and take away the parts of you that are good in the world. That even though life is hard and gets you down, to stand back up and face your battles once again. But to face your battles with light in your heart and the ability to achieve forgiveness even when you don’t want to let go.

To not go quietly into the night even though there are moments where life is tough and all you want to do is give in. This quote speaks to me because I have demons of my own that I’m still currently facing.

Writing Prompt: “You Have to Be at Your Strongest” Quote

True Strength Quote

I feel like I can relate to this quote in so many ways. It relates to me being strong, acting like everything is okay even when my world is torn apart.

There are moments in time whenever a person feels their whole world crashing down around them. In these moments, a person finds themselves at one of the lowest parts of their life. They are in a situation they don’t know how to handle and stuck making the most out of the broken pieces of their life.

In these moments, people have to act strong in order to get through their current situation. It is the best way to deal with whatever problem is going on. You have to push through it if you want to get better, if you want to heal.

Sometimes, it can be rather difficult. Dealing with a pain you don’t expect is tough. You feel emotional, drained and exhausted from worrying about the problem and trying to find a way to fix it.

But some problems just can’t be fixed. Life is tough and it throws hurdles at you that you have to overcome. You feel weak and don’t know what to do. You want to cry, give in and just collapse completely. You want those who’ve hurt you to know how much pain they’ve caused. You want to tear the world apart, deal punishment back to those who’ve caused you misery.

But the problem with that is it doesn’t help you feel better. Not at all. Making those who’ve hurt you miserable doesn’t make you feel better nor does it relieve the pain they’ve caused. It doesn’t bring justice to your pain or resolve conflict but brings about even more misery.

The best thing to do when feeling at your weakest is stay strong. To push through the pain and misery and show those who’ve hurt you that you are stronger than they think. That the pain they’ve caused you hasn’t defeated you but made you stronger than before. And has in the end made you a better person than you were before.

Writing Prompt: Hopes & Fears

On the last day of 2015, this is really the perfect time to write about my hopes and fears. Since the new year of 2016 is almost upon us, I might as well mention my hopes and fears overall, not only in general but for the new year as well.

As 2016 quickly approaches, my hope is that I will finally begin my career. For months now, I’ve been adequately searching for a job in my field. While there have been moments where I’ve stopped searching due to events in my life beyond my control, I want this to happen in 2016 more than anything. I know some of my friends are already fortunate in being able to accomplish this, but I want this more than anything. I want to start my career already and start my life. But I know in order to do this, I need to continue looking, searching even when things are tough.

I also hope that this year will be better than the last. 2015 has been quite a year. A year full of memorable moments, full of things I didn’t expect to happen and full of changes in myself I didn’t expect to experience.

A lot has changed in 2015, things which I didn’t expect to happen. My Mom finally got through her divorce with my step-dad which took many years to get the process going. Also, a lot of historical events occurred here in South Carolina. The Confederate flag was taken off the State house grounds after the shooting at the church in Charleston and South Carolina faced a flood that had us under boiled water advisory for about two weeks and many people without homes.

2015 has been a year of change, both good and bad. I also participated in National Novel Writing Month this November and wrote more words in a month than I expected after dealing with a loss I wasn’t expecting. So one of my hopes now is for 2016 to be a better year than 2015.

However, I can’t talk about some of my hopes without mentioning fears. Because I am worried about some things. For one, I’m scared of things changing completely. Not because I’m scared of change, but because things have already changed for me in the last couple months that I’m scared of things turning further in a negative direction.

I’m also scared of the future. I don’t know what the future brings for me and I hate not knowing how some things in my life are going to go.

But at the same time as 2016 looms closer, I need to let go and become more optimistic. Because even though I don’t know where my life is heading, I know for one thing that everything will be alright.

Writing Prompt: Dreams

Dare to Dream

With this writing prompt, I feel like I can talk about almost anything from the dreams I have at night whenever I’m asleep to my dreams in a career. And while I would like nothing more than to talk about both of these, I think I will focus this writing prompt on talking about my dreams in a career, whenever I get one.

I want to write. I want to write for an audience of people who will enjoy my work and write in a way that inspires others to want to write.

I want to write because I enjoy writing. The only problem is that I don’t know yet where I want to work and what with writing I want to do.

I know I want to one day publish a novel of my own. To write a story so amazing and empowering that others would want to talk about it with those they love. To write a story with amazing characters, people we could all relate to in some way or another. To write real characters, people you can easily get emotionally attached to if something were to happen to them.

I don’t know where I want to work because I feel like that is so limiting. There are many possible places I could end up working at that narrowing my options down sounds boring.

I know I want to write. I love writing so much that I know having my own work published would be a dream come true for me. It would be everything I work hard for and then some. But where I want my work published and in what format is still a complete mystery to me.

I know I enjoy blogging. Ever since I’ve created my blog, I realized how much I enjoy blogging, writing to my own audience in a format I myself can create. Communicating with people who enjoy writing as much as I do and have their own interesting stories to tell. I feel like blogging has become a part of my life these past couple months and I enjoy every minute I get to post a story to my blog.

I would love very much to pursue blogging as a career, but have no means on how to get started. I know the first direction I need to take is a course on web design so I can get a better understanding of how html formatting and all of the other stuff that comes with it works. But other than that, I’m at a loss of where to go.

But I can see blogging becoming an even bigger part of my life. Because blogging allows me control over my writing and allows me to decide what I want to publish whenever I want to publish it. And I enjoy doing it so much now that I can’t imagine myself not doing it anymore.

But I know it’s not everything I dream about for my career either. I know blogging is something I can do so I can keep myself writing, honing and sharpening my skills. But I need to figure out what else I want to do with writing.

I know my love of writing is all I need to find the career that encompasses my dreams.

Writing Prompt: “Don’t Cry Because It’s Over” Quote

Dr. Seuss Quote

Lately whenever I see this quote, I always end up thinking of the same thing. I can’t help it; my mind can’t stop thinking of it.

While I’m sad that it’s over, I really should be happy because it happened. But sometimes, it’s hard because I didn’t want it to end. It was one of the best things that happened to me this year.

But it’s over and there’s nothing I can do to change it. I just need to accept the fact that I did the best I could to make things work but it wasn’t enough. So instead of being sad and gloomy about it, I need to smile, remember all the good things that came out of it.

While the situation I find myself in isn’t the most ideal, I have to accept what’s happened. But I also need to start moving forward, getting hopeful that it can happen again.

And I am. Hopeful that I’ll have these feelings for someone again. Hopeful that things will work out the way they should, even if I have a hard time accepting it right now.

A new year is coming and I sense good things to come with it. I sense a change in the wind, I can feel it in my bones. A new year is coming and I am nothing more than looking forward to it.

So while I’m sad over things I can’t change, I’m hopeful because it happened.

Writing Prompt: Mahatma Gandhi Quote

The Future Depends on What We Do With the Present Quote

I totally agree with this. I really believe our actions in the present really help determine what our future looks like.

Every action has a consequence. Sometimes, our consequences are good, others bad. It depends on how you handle the situations that come up in your life.

Kind of reminds me of two video games, one of which I’ve already played: Life is Strange and Until Dawn.

Life is Strange is a video game that centers around a high school student named Max Caulfield. Max discovers she has the ability to go back in time after saving her best friend Chloe Price from being shot. In Life is Strange, the player plays as Max as she’s going through school, controlling all of her actions throughout the game. Each decision you make in the game determines certain end results some of which are better than others. One of these outcomes is whether you save a friend from suicide or watch as she falls to her death, not being able to do anything about it. This event itself has its own consequences in the game just like all of the others.

Until Dawn is a horror game centered around a group of teenagers who spend their break at a friend’s house in the woods. Like Life is Strange, Until Dawn has player choice. However in this game, the choices the player makes determines the survival of the characters in the game. Unlike Life is Strange, I haven’t played this game myself so I’m not entirely sure of all of the actions the player gets to decide.

But in both of these games, the player’s actions have consequences. What you do in the present time in both of these games determines what happens to the characters in their future.

However, I believe real life is like that as well. I believe that every decision we make determines what will happen to us in the future in some way. I believe our choices now affect our future because the actions we take are for our future.

What we do now is important in order to continue living our lives. The steps we take now determine what will happen to us in the days to come.

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