12 writing exercises for aging well

"write into life" written on notebook nestled in morning glory with one purple flower

Writing can bring clarity, wisdom, and new possibilities for life.

12 writing exercises for aging positively are attached my new DIY course,  Almost Old: Help yourself to a grand old age. The purpose is to help you explore your ideas and feelings about  life as you grow old. Through writing, you may gain a new perspective or even change the story of your life. You’ll be writing yourself into the next stage of life.

  • They’re optional extras for the course, so they’re not in the workbook
  • and anyone can do them any time
  • and anyone can use them for other purposes, for example, as part of a writing course.

Writing exercises for aging positively

Bookmark these writing exercises. Share them with a link or use them any way you want. Feel free!

Almost Old: Help yourself to a grand old age

An outline of a radical new DIY course in aging the way you want, and links to more information.


5 thoughts on “12 writing exercises for aging well

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I think this course that you have designed is brilliant and a great way to put everything you have been exploring in one place. The writing prompts will help those who “never know what to write.”

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Thank you, Elizabeth! I am about to check the proofs of a workbook, so i am on the way.

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  2. alison41 says:

    thanks for so generously sharing your ideas and tips. Really appreciate your open hearted attitude.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Pleasure! I’m happy if they help others.

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