“If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author, and every day you have the opportunity to write a new page.” – Mark Houlahan

Here at the RGS office, we love writing as much as we love reading and crafting. From DIY note taking frames to jotting down the latest in spring  glasses trends, typing away at the keyboard all day makes us endlessly happy. Especially when our content makes you happy, too 🙂

With a degree in English Writing and a job where I produce content frequently, writing is without a doubt my favorite part of the day. I get a lot of questions from the skeptics in my life about my daily duties. How do I come up with new ideas all the time? Where do I find the courage to begin?

It all starts with having confidence in yourself and your creative abilities.

The truth is, I don’t really have this master secret formula that I use every time I write. Yes, I learned a million-and-two things in classes on ways to better it, but for beginners, writing doesn’t always have to be this long-thought-out process.

Sometimes, all it takes is a blank page, a pen/keyboard (whichever you prefer), and simply letting your thoughts flow into a stream of consciousness. I know, I know, there are plenty of people who would rather read a good book than take a second to jot down a reflection on their day.

But, you’d be surprised at what you’re capable of, and you never know until you try! Here is my selection of easy-to-use writing prompts to help get you started:


10 Reasons to Write: 

  1. Jot down new ideas.
  2. Remember fond memories.
  3. Share experiences and feelings.
  4. Make observations.
  5. Express your love.
  6. Bring characters alive.
  7. Escape to another world.
  8. Look forward to something.
  9. Entertain curiosity.
  10. Just because…


Need more reasons? Writing and journaling challenges your mind, improves your communicative skills, exercises your brain, and promotes healthy eyes 😉

Now go throw on a lovely pair of readers, grab a cup of jo, and begin. It’s as easy as that!