Quick Write Club FAQs

white table top with coffee cup, notebook, and words to join the Quick Write Club on Wednesdays
What do you write about each week?

Group members can choose the journaling prompt created by Robin, any part of the prompt, OR write on their own topic. The weekly prompts are always optional.

Do I have to share what I write?

Heck, no! After our timed writing, everyone is invited to share either a ‘snippet’ of their writing (content) OR about the writing process they experienced in the sessions that include sharing time. Though the conversation is always thought-provoking, sharing is always optional. Sharing personal writing (your words) is never required.

I’m a teen. Can I join?

Robin has been facilitating writing with teens for 25+ years and loves to write with them, but due to the sensitive nature of conversations, our 8:00 am writing group is for grown-up gals. Interested in a teen writing group? Drop us a note.

Do I have to attend every week?

No. But regular attendance is encouraged to be part of our writing community and build your journaling / writing habit.

Can I see a sample of the weekly writing topics?

Yes, absolutely! You’ll find a few below, along with thoughts from group members.

Do you have any writing resources for me to write on my own?

In early 2024, they’re being updated. Check back.

How much does it cost?

As of March 1, 2024, we’ve moved from monthly membership to a community-supported model. Like what we do? Feel free to donate to support our monthly resource development and technology costs. Donating is optional.

Where can I sign up for the Quick Write Club?

Jump over to the Write With Us page.

Journaling Prompt Samples

Each original prompt© contains layers to help you tap into ideas and clear the chaos.

Sometimes the quote speaks to you.

  • “Everything you do along your journey contributes to where you’re going.” – Jen Sincero
  • “Even the dull moments that make you long to be elsewhere, will prepare you for where you want to be, and you will have gratitude when you arrive there.” – Morgan Haper Nichols
  • “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” – Oprah Winfrey
  •  “We don’t choose what’s going to wake us up.” – Dani Shapiro

Sometimes, a simple list sounds good.

  • List and write about 3 personal strengths.
  • List 3 books you’d like to read this year.
  • List 3 things that made life better last week.

Sometimes, the extended prompt helps you unravel.

  • This time last year…
  • (After creating a list of colors): Write short poems, one after another about each color, letting each color move, trigger memories, and suggest images. 
  • Open a book or magazine and let the first word that jumps out at you be your prompt today. 
  • (After creating a vertical list A – Z): Write the first word that comes to mind for each letter. (Don’t censor!)

Or, the image inspires your thinking & writing…

Paris, 2017 – When one door opens…

One step leads to the next…

Spills & splatters… the year unfolds in all its messiness.


Despite limits, we can find ways to grow.

How will you grow this year?

“… With so many distractions, it’s easy to forget to pause and take stock.” Queen Elizabeth II, 2014 Christmas message

What worries you today? Write it out. Get it out. Work it ou. Start fresh.

What they’re saying in Wednesday Writing groups…

I can’t believe where my brain goes when I start writing each week!

Oh, that’s a good book! You’ll like that one!

Oh my gosh! I had this idea as I was writing today!

I’m so glad to have this time and space.

You made my week! Thank you.

Great to meet you!

Holy shit! I did it!

Thank you for giving me exactly what I needed today.

I needed this!

Some of us prefer to journal/write in the quiet of 2:00 am. Some prefer a park or patio at lunchtime. No matter when or where, it’s time to show up for you.