Light a candle and write to listen

  • 10 min prep time
  • 30 min of writing


  • a candle
  • something to light the candle
  • notebook
  • pen
  • Find a nice place to sit. Settle in. Light the candle and open the notebook.

  • Take three deep breaths and finish this sentence.

    If I could hear the faintest whisper in the air the words would be . . .

  • Now write for five minutes or stop when you feel you received a true sentence. (Repeat the prompt on paper if the words are not flowing until your words starts showing up).

  • When you have a full sentence which rings true to you free write for the remaining thirty minutes with this sentence as a backdrop for your writing.

  • End the practice by closing your notebook, lay down the pen and blow out the candle.

You just spend time listening and writing. Well done!

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