Writing is a practice. 

Becoming a better writer requires putting words on the page, just like becoming a better runner requires feet on the pavement.

If you’re just starting out as an HR writer, it’s important to build your writing muscle. And, if you’re already writing for clients, you need the space to try new things and expand your “writer brain” without the pressure of a deadline or client expectations.

That’s why I’ve created a weekly #HRWriter prompt. 

In 2021, I will be sharing an HR writing prompt with you every Friday. What are writing prompts? These prompts are questions and thoughts about HR that I hope will help you:

  • Pen a journal entry
  • Draft a post for your blog
  • Consider a topic that might interest one of your clients
  • Start a discussion via your social channels

These prompts aren’t meant to be arduous. Set aside 15 minutes on your calendar each Friday. Find a blank book and designate it as your HR writer prompt journal.

Here’s an example of a recent prompt:

writing prompt to spurr ideas

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As Julia Cameron (author of The Artist’s Way) says, “Writing just for the hell of it is heaven.” (Which happens to make a pretty good writing prompt to get you started!)

I hope this Friday practice brings you a bit of heaven each week!

You don’t have to wait for Friday, set aside 15 minutes today to write about the prompt above: Should companies be responsible for continuing education for their employees?

Write on and have fun!

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