Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompts:
How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

Practice your copywriting skills with this prompt from The Professional Writers’ Alliance (PWA).

With this Write Now! prompt, sit down and think long and hard about your legacy.

Success coach, Ted Capshaw, wants you to figure out how it is you want to be remembered. What do you want your friends and family to miss most about you when you’re no longer with them. (Or read the transcript below.)

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Today, I want you to write about yourself. And it’s going to be more difficult than you think. The reason I say that is that we spend our entire lives building relationships with other people. And unfortunately, I don’t think we really build relationships with self, meaning ourselves.

So today, I want you to write it down. How do you want to be remembered? And I don’t want you to think that that's a dismal thought. But I really want you to think about and write down. What is your legacy going to be? What do you want people to remember you as? What things do you want people to be saying? What do you want your children, your grandchildren, et cetera, et cetera to be saying about you when you’re no longer here?

Now that's a deep thought, but I really want you to spend time to write down in detail how do you want to be remembered.

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Published: August 2, 2017

6 Responses to “Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompt: How Do You Want to Be Remembered? [video]”

  1. The RAW truth is plainly evident when you can't lie to yourself about how you WILL BE remembered and how you WANT to be remembered.
    So, live life with purpose each if it will be your last on earth. Purpose is about others...just as God intended.

    teejaySeptember 2, 2017 at 9:22 pm

  2. A sublime advice to fathers. Spending time with their children during their formative years is crucial.It is during that time that children develop emotionally,develop self-worth, establish unbreakable bonds as well as good coping skills to face the challenges of an uncertain world.

    LIGETI--KELSOFebruary 4, 2019 at 9:22 pm

  3. I can only hope that I have done enough to be thought of with love, gave enough so those around me will give, asked for forgiveness and gave it, was kind enough, patient enough and did not judge others. Here's to keep trying and eventually be perfect at trying.

    MusickApril 30, 2019 at 9:17 pm

  4. I missed a golden opportunity to speak at length with Mr. Capshaw at the recently concluded 2019 Boot Camp. I will be immersing myself on all his links on AWAI because of the foundational issues he deals in. Lastly, I will be in touch with him as questions and issues arise. TY all @ AWAI.

    Dunnellon RayMay 22, 2019 at 11:50 am

  5. I did this exercise of introspection for my own benefit and information. Not sure I care to divulge any of it here, but the song "Cat's In The Cradle" by the late Harry Chapin was running through my mind as I wrote it.

    Dunnellon RayMay 22, 2019 at 10:45 pm

  6. One aspect of your prompt -- "I don’t think we really build relationships with self, meaning ourselves" -- got me thinking about life's changing situations. I realized my thoughts about how I want to be remembered have changed over the years. I thought about what I would change in the days ahead. Still thinking.

    lisa25August 2, 2019 at 1:29 pm

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