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    Adopted

    Adopted

     Feb 09, 2018

    In a heated family argument, a teenager finds out that she's adopted. Find five different ways to ratchet up the suspense in the ensuing scene.

    Conflict, Suspense

    Generation Gap

    Generation Gap

     Feb 02, 2018

    A child who speaks only in terms of his favorite TV series is left for a day with grandparents who have no TV.

    Characters, Dialog

    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

    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

    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


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