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    Quite Less Than a Thousand

    Quite Less Than a Thousand

     Jul 13, 2018

    They say a picture is worth a 1000 words. Choose a picture and tell all about it--in 200 words at most. Make each word count.

    Language, Settings

    A Thousand Words

    A Thousand Words

     May 25, 2018

    Search Google Images for the word "image".  Choose a random one and brainstorm three different scenarios that end with that image.

    Plot & Structure, Settings

    Zooming In

    Zooming In

     May 04, 2018

    Write the opening paragraphs of a story that occurs in a small place, beginning from a very broad perspective and gradually narrowing in on the location.

    Language, Voice, Settings

    Sensory Overload

    Sensory Overload

     Apr 27, 2018

    Sketch out an idea for a setting that stimulates (or over-stimulates) one sense in particular.

    Settings

    The Missing Piece

    The Missing Piece

     Dec 22, 2017

    Think up a world where everyone is lacking one ability we all take for granted. Flesh out the society and economics of such a world.

    Settings, Fantasy

    Meet the Shack

    Meet the Shack

     Oct 06, 2017

    A family spends a disastrous weekend trip at a dilapidated resort complex. Write an outline for the resort as if it were one of your characters (age, likes/dislikes, etc.).

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    Quirk City

    Quirk City

     Sep 29, 2017

    Pick an unusual adjective (e.g. pugnacious, capricious, recondite, etc.), and describe in detail a city or town that embodies this word.

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    Reflection

    Reflection

     Sep 23, 2017

    Think of a well known place, such as New York City, The Land of Oz, or Hogwarts. Try to create the polar opposite of that place. What would it be like?

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