DP Daily Prompts: Pens and Pencils

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When was the last time you wrote something substantive–a letter, a story, a journal entry, etc.—by hand? Could you ever imagine to a pre–keyboard era?

Last time I used to write with my pen was yesterday, it so happens my brother is writing a book, after completing the first chapter he sent it to me to read and write my comments.

When I finished reading it the first time, I could not recall what I read, how will  I comment on something I could not remember.

When I was in college I was unable to concentrate, I tried to remedy the situation, by reading it two three times, I realized when I was reading  something my focus was  on something else, this was terrible,I told myself maybe if I write it down I’ll do better, see when I write I have to focus or else I won’t be able to write correctly.

So when brother dear gave me the task of reading and commenting,I knew I had to write it down first, then read what I wrote, sure enough I was able to comment on the chapter.

Writing by hand is great I get to practice my writing, make sure the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed and m does not look like w and vice versa.

You might be amazed to know it took me two hours to write six pages both sides, my writing looked better as I continued writing. I don’t need spell check because I learned to spell correctly in school, thanks to the nuns who taught me!

So dear brother if you’d care to know I spent two hours writing your chapter one and then wrote my comment. 🙂

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/dp-daily-promp…ns-and-pencils/

365 Writing Prompts: To boldly go…..

An impending new year gives rise to reflection and goal setting.What will your goals for 2015 be? It’s never too early to start thinking about self improvement!

As 2014 is coming to an  end I’m thinking of some of the positive and negative things that I was faced with.

First the positive, it’s a year when I was able to continue with the WordPress prompts. I admit I have learned a lot . I’ve trained my mind to think, I feel I have done a fair job, by this I mean there is room for improvement.

I also enjoyed writing five minute fiction by Lillie. At first I wasn’t sure how it will work out for me, I have a few bloggers who read my stories and write their comments, I am grateful to them, their continued support keeps me motivated.

In the home front my progress is almost nil. I wanted to fix the basement I haven’t been able to do so.

I’m keeping up with the online course, I do run into problems now and then, it’s not the course itself there are other things that are not so enjoyable.

Before 2015 knocks at my door, I’d like to take care of the things that I was unable to do in 2014. I must realize I cannot take care of everything as soon as possible, the moment this thought hits me I’ll do the same as I did in 2014,nothing, it is a lesson I need to learn.

To improve my writing I should put in a lot more time, to do well.

I’m also thinking of utilizing more time to photography. This is one area where I have not done anything to get better.

I intend to continue with the online course and ignore negative things that upset me.

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/365-writing-pr…s-to-boldly-go

 

 

DP Daily Prompts: Flash Talk

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You’re about to enter a room full of strangers, where you will have exactly four minutes to tell a story that would convey who you really are . What’s your story?

My husband is a physician, he goes to his place of work at 8.30 a.m., I go at the same time to a different building,there are boys and girls in the building. I have my own room, there are thirty boys and girls in my room.

I leave my house at 8.30 a.m and am free at 4 p.m., the boys and girls come to my room to do their reading, writing and Arithmetic.

This is my story.

DP Daily Prompt: Can’t Stand Me

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What do you find more unbearable, watching a video of yourself, or listening to a recording of your voice? Why?

Before I decide which one is undesirable my voice, or a video of myself? I will pick   my voice not the video, how did I figure it out,here is how?

When I was a student in London’s Institute Of Education, each one of us were given a piece of writing to read and record. We were instructed to go to the room where there was a recorder and a piece of writing , we were to go one at a time and read and record what was on that piece of paper, none of us saw it before, when my turn came I walked over to the room closed the door behind me and read the piece.

When we all had our turn, our Prof. Mr. Baird brought the recorder and played it for all of us to listen to our voice. When mine was finished, he said, “A fine piece of reading”, this made me think my voice is worth listening to.

As regards the video, my husband once took out his video camera and told us to walk while he took the video, there were a large number of us all family members, we had no idea how we should  walk, it ended up to be a disaster, none of us looked good, so video of myself was not what anyone will call nice.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/dp-daily-prompt-5/

Writing Prompt: Tables turned

Are as comfortable in front of a camera as behind one? Being written about as well as writing?

I have no problem being in front of a camera, but behind a camera I am not that great. I have a camera ,when I bought it I was excited and dreamed of taking gorgeous photos, I haven’t done so and I doubt I’ll ever be comfortable doing it.

I do not think I’d like to be written about, it’s something reserved for a whole different category of humans. Some  people are written  about when they  accomplish unbelievable goals, or those who have done something terribly inhuman. I do not belong to any of these people.

I enjoy writing, I never knew I would be able to do so until lately.I may not excel in this craft I write to practice and improve. Whether I’ve done that is hard to say. I’m carrying on with the hope someday I might do better than  now.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/writing-prompt-tables-turned/

DP Daily Prompt: Back of the Queue

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Is there something you’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to starting( an activity, hobby, or anything else, really? Tell us about it — and tell us about what’s keeping you from doing it.

Lately I am thinking of writing a book, this is not something I’ve always wanted to do, but am thinking about it since last year. I’m not sure what I can write about. I have often thought about writing about the kids I taught.

My best experience came from teaching, I always loved kids they were a joy to teach, to talk with, I watched them grow into lovely human beings, they are so innocent,so outspoken,  when they think  someone is not being fair.

I remember about an incident I was teaching them religion, there was a story of the natives who allowed the visitors to take as much land as they want by walking, the visitors misused it by running as far as they could to claim the land.Immediately every single hand shot up in disapproval, they said, “But miss that’s cheating they were not permitted to do that”.

I thought about their reaction and felt God bless them, if our heads of states could be as fair as these kids, they would think twice before they took away territories from innocent nations. Wars in the name of peace would not have taken place.

Whenever I think of writing ,the faces of my kids I taught comes to my mind, and I tell myself they deserve to be written about.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/dp-daily-prompt-5

 

DP Daily Prompt: Break the Silence

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When was the last time you really wanted(or needed) to say something,but kept quiet? Write a post about what you should’ve  said.

There are times when silence is golden, but other times it is necessary to speak or write depending on circumstances. I am caught in this dilemma lately, I know it’s always important to use caution, but it can help others who may wonder if the reply presented by someone is right or wrong. When we don’t correct the know it all’s you are wrong in this case they will go home with the assumption, ” I know I’m right otherwise someone would have said, I am wrong.”

Let’s say such a person exists, how do we say you are wrong and some part of your writing is irrelevant too. This is the kind of thing that annoys me, sadly I pretend there is nothing to be afraid of, it’s only a mistake!

nk: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/dp-daily-prompt-4/

 

 

365 days Writing Prompt: Goals

When you started your blog ,did you set any goals? Have you achieved them? Have they changed at all?

I didn’t have any goals when I started blogging, perhaps there was one goal in my mind,what does it mean and how does it work. I have learned that part, who wouldn’t if you spend as long as I did.

In the beginning I wrote about different things, I did not have any plan what was the right thing to do. Then a friend suggested translating Tagore’s work, I do not consider myself an expert, but I was willing to try, the fact that it was my mother tongue it was helpful, I felt some of my online friends appreciated the writing of Tagore but could not understand because of the language. I solved the problem by my translation.

I have written about different cities in Bangladesh, I had to do some research, I didn’t visit all the places I only knew the names. This research was helpful to me as well.

At present I’m busy doing the writing and the daily prompt, some are interesting, it gives me an incentive to write.

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/365-days-writing-prompt-goals

Writing Prompt: Too big to fail

Tell us something you would attempt if you were guaranteed not to fail( and tell us why you haven’t tried it yet)

 

I’d like to attempt many things, the first and foremost would be to write a book about my experiences so far, good and bad,awesome people I met,places I visited, my teachers from lower grades to college and universities, my teaching experience, my disappointments, it will be my autobiography.

I did not try it yet, I think I have a lot more to learn and the best is no one has guaranteed I will not fail, which is the main reason why I did not write the book.

 

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/writing-prompt-too-big-to-fail

 

 

Writing Prompt: Your Time to Shine

Early Bird, or Night Owl

I am an early bird, I love my night’s sleep too much to stay awake all night. I’m unable to do any kind of work at night, I can’t even watch movies. 

Waking up early in the morning is wonderful for me. I get my work done,like cooking,cleaning,writing my posts and occasionally I go shopping for food and other things I need.

During the day I visit my neighbors, wait for mail these are some of the things I won’t be able to do if I slept all day.

 https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/writing-prompt