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Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompts:
Your Major Marker Event

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

In this Write Now! exercise, you’ll connect with a major life event.

In this video by leader, coach, facilitator Ted Capshaw learn how to get in touch with emotions resulting from a major event in your life. Use those emotions to tell a story. (Or read the transcript below.)

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Every one of us has marker events that have happened to us in our life. A marker event is something that happens to us that changes the way we approach things; changes the way we think about things.

Today, I want you to think about a major marker event in your life and I want you to write about it. So think back to something that really had an impact on your life. It could be a loss of a loved one. It could be that you moved across the country. Or you decided to not go to college. Anything like that, think about something that really had a major impact on your life. And I just want you to write down specifically what that event was and then also think about what kind of feelings were evoked in it. And then ultimately, I want you to end with this writing piece with how did it really change the way you think and/or approach life?

Write Now! persuasive writing prompts are presented by the Professional Writers’ Alliance (PWA) — a professional association just for direct-response industry writers. Learn about the many benefits of a PWA membership.

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Published: May 17, 2017

2 Responses to “Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompt: Your Major Marker Event [video]”

  1. Ted,

    Been following the many insights and gurus of AWAI and PWA for about a year. In my 80s with a lot of experience as owner/director of 40-staff company for 45+ years. Lots of writing experience, diverse education, confidence, ability to communicate and despite age, lots of energy and awareness, upbeat disposition, ready to write.
    Problem: Where to start? Need contacts to produce income and sell my capabilities. Live in Napa but don't travel a lot because of family obligations.
    Joe Boyd

    quetzxalJune 2, 2017 at 4:01 pm


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