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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

13 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


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