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    The Ordinary Object

    The Ordinary Object

     Jan 12, 2018

    Children are great at turning the ordinary into extraordinary. Choose an ordinary object, and think up ten ways in which a child might consider it extraordinary. 

    Children

    The Gender Factor

    The Gender Factor

     Jan 05, 2018

    A couple is having a conflict. Write the scene when the couple is two men, and when the couple is two women. What effect could gender have?

    Conflict

    Rhyme and Reason

    Rhyme and Reason

     Dec 29, 2017

    Think of two hobbies that are unlikely to co-exist. Write how three different characters came to practice both hobbies.

    Characters

    Attitude

    Attitude

     Dec 15, 2017

    Write a dialog between a teenager and a parent without using any action beats. Make it obvious who is who only by their choice of words.

    Dialog, Language

    Say What?

    Say What?

     Dec 08, 2017

    Think of some close-knit group, like a brotherhood, an order, or a gang. Come up with five new slang words and five new proverbs they might use.

    Language

    The Silent Servant

    The Silent Servant

     Dec 01, 2017

    Write two stories about a man who sits on a chair that promptly breaks under him. Make one story humorous and the other one sad. Double challenge: write it from the point-of-view of the chair.

    Point of View (POV), Genres

    A Game of Genres

    A Game of Genres

     Nov 24, 2017

    A snow globe full of white feathers lies on the undisturbed snow near a forest cabin. Choose three genres and write a description or explanation of the scene in the spirit of each.

    Genres


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