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    Grief

    Grief

     Jul 20, 2018

    Research the five stages of grief. Think up five scenes to show your character going through the five stages.

    Characters, Plot & Structure

    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

    Medium Change

    Medium Change

     Jul 06, 2018

    Choose a scene from a movie you like. Write it in prose form from the first- or third-person point of view. 

    Point of View (POV)

    Every Ending is a New Beginning

    Every Ending is a New Beginning

     Jun 29, 2018

    Choose a story you like. Take its ending, and turn it into the beginning of a whole new story.

    Plot & Structure

    Random Word

    Random Word

     Jun 22, 2018

    Head over to randomword.com and hit "next word" until you get a noun. Make that noun the central subject of a story.

    Plot & Structure

    The Wolf Fight

    The Wolf Fight

     Jun 15, 2018

    Three wolves fight over a piece of meat. Each needs it desperately but for different reasons. Write the struggle from each animal's POV.

    Conflict

    All-Knowing

    All-Knowing

     Jun 08, 2018

    Write about a teenager who plays in a high-school band. Use an all-knowing narrator who knows the teen will die in a car accident a week from now.

    Point of View (POV)

    Into the Past

    Into the Past

     Jun 01, 2018

    Choose a vivid memory from your childhood. Imagine your character in the same circumstances. How would their reactions differ from yours?

    Characters


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