Apr 02 2014

Amusing Questions from the Internet….

Published by at 11:49 pm under creative writing,Journal Prompts,Journaling

My husband closed down his office after thirteen years and moved all of his accumulated books and treasures back home.  While sifting through a neglected box of books I found a little booklet pondering some of life’s important mysteries that had been gleaned from the Internet – which is, of course, the source of all answers these days.

Here are a few taken from the Write File Quarterly, Woodville, Ontario, Canada:

Why do you need a driver’s license to buy liquor when you can’t drive and drink?

Why isn’t phonetic spelling spelled the way it sounds?

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?  (my favorite!)

If you’re in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the headlights?

Why is it when you transport something by car it’s called a shipment, bt when you transport something by a ship it’s called cargo?

Why is it that when you’re driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?  (I do! Do you?)

These funny questions got me thinking:  what am I curious about? What questions do I have?  As a writer I’ve been told:  write what you know but really I think the best writing comes from writing what you want to know.  Questions are the stimulus and inspiration for good story lines and plotting.

Pick up your pen now and write all the things you want to know.  What are you curious about?  What questions do you want answered?

Go for ten minutes – when you have a good list, choose something spicy from your list and begin another write.  You can answer your question by writing what you know – and then you can do a little research.  I hear the Internet is a great place to find answers!

 

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One Response to “Amusing Questions from the Internet….”

  1. Dear Susan,

    I love this post about questions. These questions are fun and make my mind take off… I once wrote a poem of 3 or 4 questions… It had a very interesting tone compared to other poems I have written.

    I hope all is well there. Thanks for your blog and your creative postings. I always like staying in touch with people this way.

    with poetic care,
    Nessa

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