Writing Prompt: Write about Dr. Maya Angelou’s Recent Business Venture

"I Know I Can" WNFIN Prompt 020Dr. Maya Angelou Wednesday

In today’s writing prompt, we focus on an interesting turn of events that leads Dr. Maya Angelou to a unique business venture. We already know that Dr. Angelou has done a great deal of writing. She’s a published author, an accomplished public speaker, a champion within the civil rights movement, and a general inspirational person for all. In May 2012, Dr. Maya Angelou surprised us all by starting a business that is completely outside the realm of her previous experiences. Your job is to find out about Dr. Angelou’s recent business venture and write about it.

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  • Step 1: Do basic Internet research on the current events and goings on of Dr. Maya Angelou. Acquaint yourself with her relationships with others.
  • Step 2: One particular relationship of Dr. Angelou’s inspired the creation of a new business in May 2012. Find out who inspired Dr. Angelou and what type of business she created.
  • Step 3: Determine whether this business benefits people and list your reasons why you feel that way. Bonus points if you include a short history about Dr. Angelou’s previous business ventures.
  • Bonus Step: If you own a blog and wish to share a link to the blog post that contains your response to today’s writing prompt, we welcome your permalink and encourage you to post it as a comment below!

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About the Author

Amanda M. Socci, J.D., is a freelance writer with 14 years of experience writing professionally. Socci currently cuts her blogging chops on her personal portfolio blog, the Creative Idea Gal blog, and on an online news site, Mount Vernon Patch. Inspired by Nina Amir’s Write Nonfiction in November writing challenge, she created a unique 10-month training program for Writenonfictionnow.com and Writenonfictioninnovember.com blog visitors.

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