M is for.... Majestic:
One of my biggest complaints about the writing I read from students is the use of too many conceptual, abstract words without the objective, descriptive language to give it satisfying visual or other sensory structure the readers can "see" as in "showing" not "telling."
"Majestic" is an especially strong pet peeve word of mine. Perhaps you will have a moment to watch the opening of this video from The Bucket List where the word is discussed... and then come back for the prompts. If you don't have time for the video now, please spend time with the prompts anyway.
“It is majestic, this love affair of ours, so powerful and regal. It is the kind of love that fairytales are born of. The kind that often ends in tragedy.”
Someone on "Goodreads.com" labeled this quote as majestic. What do you think?
"I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
― Nikos Kazantzaki
What are some ways you have used "majestic" in a sentence in the past?
What are your thoughts about the word/term "majestic"?
Have you written some version of a "Bucket list"? If you haven't, what's stopping you?
Make a list of 5 to 10 majestic places, spaces or people.
Make a list of 5 to 10 experiences you have had which you would either call majestic or are on the "road to majestic." (Feel free to use that as a poetry title... I think it would work!)
Traditional Writing Prompts:
Well, in my opinion the word majestic is.....
If majestic was a cloud, it would rain.....
The road to majestic is paved with....
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