Write for You: What Kind of Morning

by Nancy Casey

What are your mornings like? How does your day begin?

Does “morning” happen for you in the “A.M.” part of the day? Does your day begin in daylight or darkness?

What do you do in the morning? Is it always the same? Does the way you spend the morning affect you during the rest of the day?

Today you will write about what makes mornings feel the way they do. Every type of morning you can think of, real or not. You can write about mornings you remember. You can write about mornings that you wish you could have, or mornings you are glad you don’t have. In other words, this is a chance to write about all the different ways a morning can be.

Use this fill-in-the-blank sentences to do that:

It is a _________ morning when _________.

Write out all the words each time. It feels like you are repeating yourself at first. After a few lines, the part of your mind that had to pay attention to what you are writing can wander off and bring you ideas for the word to put in the blank. Some of the ideas might seem goofy, but don’t reject them. There’s no law against being goofy. Some of the ideas might seem strange or serious. There’s no law against that, either.

When you come to the first blank, fill it in with whatever pops into your head. Even if you haven’t thought up anything for the second blank. Something will pop into your head when you get to the second blank. Guaranteed.

When you have finished, give your work a title. Make sure the date is on it somewhere, too. Add decoration and color to the page as needed. Here is an example of what a person could write.

You can share what you have written by posting it as a comment below. You can do that by typing or pasting text. Or you can take a picture of your page and post that.

Nancy Casey has lived in Latah County for many years. She has taught writing classes at the Recovery Center and will return again later in the spring. You can find more of her work here. If you would like her help with a writing project—resumes, letters, stories novels—email latahrecoverycenter@gmail.com for more information.

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