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Q is for Quiet: The Bold Write from A to Z:

Posted on the 19 April 2014 by Juliejordanscott @juliejordanscot

Q is for Quiet 2 squareWelcome to the Bold Writer from A to Z:

My hope is you will find some inspiration from these prompts and quotes. Even if you don't use them now, perhaps later you will return. Know even in reading them you will become more bold both in your writing and life.

Quotes for Quiet:

“Nowadays silence is looked on as odd and most of my race has forgotten the beauty of meaning much by saying little. Now tongues work all day by themselves with no help from the mind.”

Toni Morrison

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”

Baba Ram Dass

“I hold onto quiet, like some hold onto a great new pair of name brand jeans found at a surprisingly low price in a department store. I don’t care about those jeans at all, I care about the quiet. I want to somehow spread the good news of silence, how it can wrap you up in a fertile new imaginative view, your new world view, the world is becoming how you want it to be because you have learned the joy of quiet and the honor of silence.”

Julie Jordan Scott


What can you do to craft more silence into your day?

Are you able to enjoy quiet? If not, what is something you can do to create a better relationship with it? If you enjoy quiet, how can you help others in your family who don't enjoy quiet understand your need for it?


Make a list of 3 to 5 places you can go to experience quiet -

Make a list of tasks/reasons/people that barricade you from the silence -

Make a list of 3 to 10 new ways you would like to explore quiet.

Traditional Writing Prompts:

When I am quiet, I….

Quietness is…..

When I read the words of the desiderata “Go placidly in the midst of noise and haste and remember the peace there may be in silence….” what comes up for me is…

A2Z-BADGE-0002014-small_zps8300775cThe A to Z Blogging Challenge involves creative bloggers from all across the world who cover a wide gamut of topics from "whatever pops into my daily life" to infinittesimal details about unique and varied subjects. To check them out - visit The A to Z Challenge Blog. 


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