Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompts:
Write the Next Chapter of Your Life

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

This Write Now! prompt will help you focus on being in control of every facet of your life … as a parent, spouse, or copywriter.

Lori Allen, Director of Great Escape Publishing, believes in taking charge of every aspect of your life in order for each chapter to end the way you want it to. (Or read the transcript below.)

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Hi. I'm Lori Allen, from Great Escape Publishing. Today’s writing prompt is gonna be a little more lifestyle driven.

I’m a publisher and also the mom of two.

Sometimes I forget who’s in control; so today’s writing prompt is about your life.

If your life is a book, then why did you put this chapter here? Today, I want you to write what your chapter would look like if you actually took the time to write it and maybe what your next chapter would look like if you took the time to write that. Because if you don’t write it, somebody else will for you.

Now, I want you to do it for yourself. It will be your boss, or your spouse, or your children. Someone will stand up and write that chapter for you.

So now, I want you to do it for yourself.

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Published: September 20, 2017

22 Responses to “Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompt: Write the Next Chapter of Your Life [video]”

  1. There was a door,that I had yet to find. I looked. I went so many miles my odometer spun right out of the car. Surely I had missed the exit, wrote the wrong directions. I knew the door existed . I was told by people who ought to know,but like Eli I wandered far with no end. Never finding The door that led to peace The earth was scorched. Each door singed or welded shut. Like Bobby in Dallas, after a terrible season he wakes up from a very bad dream. I wanted the door that led to peace , home, rest, restoration of all. I had lost

    Guest (Jane Austen)September 23, 2018 at 6:51 pm

  2. Besides being a pretty darn good cook, I can claim quite a few other designations: a wife of 40+ years married to the same man, a mother of four, a professional nurse, a teacher of students ranging from Kindergarten through college-level, a watercolorist, a gardener, a seamstress when necessary, a sometimes-musician, an avid lover of Nature, and a friend.
    Jack-of-all-trades, perhaps master of none, but satisfying and gratifying.
    I just retired (sort of) and need a plan to keep all of this alive.

    VLRFebruary 7, 2019 at 12:46 pm

  3. Hi Lori, I quickly wrote my first chapter of my Solitary Peaceful Life and gracefully wrote the last chapter of my empathetic life story that's mild like a sirens. My mind is calmer while I used imagination to explain the next actions as a Motion Picture. As a writer, I'm more confident knowing as long as a use all of the writing prompts, I'll never experience writer's block enhancing my strong writing ability pertained to my script.

    Always Writing,

    Internal Intelligence Agency LLC

    Internal Intelligence 1March 15, 2019 at 8:30 pm

  4. Becoming a writer wasn't in my plans at all. I do love to read and writing has become a passion that I want to explore and experience hands on. Understanding the proper format of writing is a must to get your point across to your reader. I have worked in the industrial environment for quite some time and I want to change my way of making money into a more less physical stress to my body.

    Raul Valadez RayasApril 13, 2019 at 11:28 am

  5. This chapter of my life would be, I am so tired. I am a full time unpaid caregiver and I am in my 19th year of it. I have been many other things and in fact I am writing a book about it. My family will probably be the only ones who read it, but that's OK. I can live with that. My next chapter will be that I am a writer and will be able to have a retirement. And write more books...and copywrite.

    MusickApril 30, 2019 at 6:53 pm

  6. When I was a little girl elders used to ask me “Little girl, what would you want to be when you grow up?” They will pinch my chubby cheeks which happened a lot (until I started biting fingers, lol). I think it was because of my chubby cheeks and two big deep dimples that they can’t help them selves. But make me cry.
    That question stuck in my mind forever! Geez Riz! I said to myself, at this age I still don’t know.
    The next chapter is Living the life where I meant to be. Commanding my destiny!

    RizJune 19, 2019 at 2:13 pm

  7. Today I'm a caregiver. I've been through some sharp and sudden changes in my life. The one thing that has helped me again and again is education, self-learning. I have to be realistic and accept that being a caregiver is part and parcel of my life. In my next chapter in life I would like to build a better quality of life, more secure financial future. I want a better balance between care giving and time and space for myself. I'd like to explore copywriting for all these reasons.

    lisa25June 27, 2019 at 6:57 pm

  8. My next chapter consists of me not worrying about rent because I am copywriting now. Learning how to utilize all the writing tips to write my own copy for my Business now. Enjoying being a part of others journey to healing. Speaking publicly about my journey with wellness and weight loss. I’m no longer 330lbs, healthy, and strong. Living my life to the fullest. Enjoying the freedom of having time to care for me, my quality of life and sharing with others the many ways that they can heal themselves.

    Noelle100November 24, 2019 at 10:30 pm

  9. I am not a writer, at least not that creative kind that can just sit down and peck away on the computer. And, truth be told, I have no interest in writing books or anything like that.
    But luckily for me, I am a selfish person. A person who wants to have more than just a life of maintenance.
    Somebody told me that copywriting is not creative writing, its mechanical.
    Do you know what this means?
    If it's mechanical then a non-writer can learn it!
    And if I can learn it, then maybe... just maybe I can write my way out of poverty.

    Guest (Kendrick )April 22, 2020 at 4:36 am

  10. As of now I am a retired teacher making wreaths and other little crafts. I have lots of blessings in my life, but I would like to have some extra money to travel or buy lovely clothes or expand my craft shop.
    I choose to join AWAI to make some extra money doing something I have always liked to do.Copywriter seems perfect for me.
    Hopefully this will bring in about $1,000 a month or so to help with extras. I am quite excited to think about writing emails to make sales.
    Hurray for extra money!!

    Cathy WillisMay 10, 2020 at 4:53 pm

  11. What does the next chapter in my life hold for me? In so many ways, it is a mystery unfolding with every page turned! There will be so much happening that isn’t within my control yet, I can tell you there will be so much that is! Learning something new with an air of familiarity already established is the path that I intend to take with AIWA. I have always loved writing and I hope this new chapter is enjoyable as well as a profitable one!

    Debbie ViegutMay 11, 2020 at 2:10 pm

  12. After years of feeling pulled to write professionally, the tug won. I finally opened an email from the Barefoot Writers Club. I had not unsubscribed from the email list only because I was sure that one day, I would respond. And, since I did, I have been slowly being consumed by the content of what has become available to me. Somehow it led to a message on Instagram asking if I was interested in a Work From Home opportunity. And, now I have been offered a job making twice what I do now. Next?!

    Konnect-with-KateMay 11, 2020 at 11:41 pm

  13. Here we are in my new home, working as life coach; Having a nice life with my husband and our two kids! How did I get here? It was three years ago, when I decided to quit my job and start a new business by my own, it was scary at the beginning, I remember when I was no able to write my articles for my webpage blog. Then I found my courage and started to writing, bringing in my first client; then the second one, and so on. I started to grow and let me help a lot of people to create their own success.

    Barbara VazquezMay 26, 2020 at 8:04 pm

  14. Today I woke up with optimism, I must have dreamt I conquered the world.

    Several months ago I was searching for something to move me to the next chapter of my life. Life had become a monotony of home, work, weekend and it had begun to weigh on me.

    That was the beginning of my search for my ‘next thing’ and my own self-discovery. I finally found my heart, when I remember how I enjoyed writing copy for a small business I once worked for.

    This lit the fire in me, and I knew I needed up-to date training as the market had surely changed.

    So walk with me throughout my next chapter as I rediscover copywriting, scrape cash to finish a copywriting program and the true freedom am optimistic about.

    DodiJune 14, 2020 at 1:48 pm


    My mother passed the message to me that Mario wanted to have a Business Meeting with me at the Tampa, FL Extended Stay Of America to discuss something. When I caught the Amtrak Train to Tampa, FL, energetic and laid - back Mario drove to on Nebraska Have then picked me up at the bus stop. He was so eager to assist me, I didn't know what he wanted because amongst my meaningful travels he never drove to the bus stop to pick me up?

    Guest (INTERNAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY LLC)July 24, 2020 at 2:20 pm

  16. This was crazy...while the rest of the world was going to shit, somehow it was going well for Sean. He stumbled into copywriting and it turn out to be the best thing for him to help him achieve his goals. So for months he applied himself learning as much as possible through books, courses and YouTube videos. And then out of the blue it seemed the perfect opportunity came across his desk. From that moment on everything seemed to changed and for the better.

    Sean FAugust 10, 2020 at 7:56 am

  17. My past life was all insurance. I was an agent for 5 years and a District sales manager for 20 years.
    I have always liked to write, but never had the time. However, my # 1 hobby is reading and my favorite authors are John Le Carre and John Grisham.
    Last month, I received the classic email from AWAI: If you can write a letter like this... so here I am. I am pretty excited but I do not know how long the excitement will last. I can't wait to tell my old friends that I am now a copywriter.
    Hopefully, I can make some money.

    Billikpi August 18, 2020 at 11:41 am

  18. What if today was different

    Today was much like any other day, tomorrow will be the same as today, the next day much like any day.
    In between the mundane I often think what if today was different. What if I didn’t need to go to work, what if no alarm clock woke me up, what if today I could go on a vacation for however long I wanted.
    As I write the next chapter of my life it would include extra time to study, learn and apply. To push into the next chapter where, the what if today was different, was a reality.

    Guest (Bill McCraney)August 27, 2020 at 9:45 pm

  19. We have a dream to move to upstate New York. fixed up the run down old house, what once was deemed habitable is now considered beautiful. We then put the house up on the market and it sold for $320,000. Our dream is coming closer to our grasp, now it is time to find our dream home. As we are house hunting we come across a giant single story home that sits right on a lake! A nature enthusiasts dream! And the best part is that I make my living writing blogs from home!

    CarlyeSeptember 21, 2020 at 10:51 am

  20. In this chapter I face a dilemma. Do I go back to work and a safe paycheck after a long Covid-19 lockdown or struggle as a new writer. Weighing the pros and cons I decide to live the writer's life creating my own schedule and inspiring others with my words. After all, what could go wrong?
    The next chapter reveals what goes wrong, but in the end how I handle success and share my abundance.

    D KirbySeptember 25, 2020 at 6:04 pm

  21. What a question!

    I put this chapter in the book of MY LIFE to excel at something that brings deep meaning to me. I like to think all the previous chapters of my life brought me to this point: the fruition of a mind trained to optimize the written word for sales.

    I am also including in the next chapter values I carry in this one: truth, kindness paid forward, celebration and positivity. What this looks like, God only knows! But I am quite comfortable today with what I have arrived at.

    S-maeOctober 2, 2020 at 4:12 pm

  22. I’ve always wanted to write, but because I was in the Insurance business, never really had the time to write. I now have the time, and recently started AWAI’s “Accelerated Program.” Something I have always thought was unfair is why the minority population pay twice Or three times as much, on auto insurance, and experience more bankruptcies. Financial literacy is clearly lacking in these communities. With the help of AWAI’s Copy Chief, my goal is to start blogging on those topics. Thank you AWAI.

    Billikpi October 22, 2020 at 2:06 pm

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