From Michelle Naka Pierce’s Writers in Community course:
Prompt by Kat Fossell, MFA candidate at Jack Kerouac School.
Lie down on your back, somewhere you’ve never lied on your back before. It could be your kitchen floor, an outdoor park, underneath your bed….
As you lay, look up. Look around you. Let your thoughts drift. Try not to focus on anything in particular, but keep observing what you are seeing. After 5-10 minutes, turn on your side if you wish. Look around again. Think about the movement your body made to turn. Think about how your perspective has changed. Think about the turn in a poem, the ‘turn’ in a project, the movement that is needed. Let your thoughts drift.
When you’re ready to come back, do a free write. Try to take up as much space on the page as possible, and try turning the page every so often. Write sideways, up-side-down, however. See if the movement of the page influences a turn in your thought pattern. Your thoughts don’t need to be connected, but they should be given space on the page. When you’re through writing see if you can trace the ‘turn’ in your thinking. See if you can find your fold point.