Friday, March 30, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Are you holding onto any outdated resources? Do you refuse to trade in your encyclopedias for Wikipedia.org or your phone book for yellowpages.com? Do you still mark up an atlas instead of pulling out your gps device or google maps? Write a story that requires an old fashioned version of information and wouldn't be the same with its modern, electronic counterpart.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Ask a friend to send you something--anything--in the mail. When it arrives, write about it. Offer to send something in return so you'll both be inspired. The more unexpected the package, the better.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
We've all had typos in text messages or misheard something someone whispered. Write a scene where a simple misunderstanding is blown out of proportion. Need help coming up with an idea? Google "auto correct" or play Telephone with a few friends.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
In five hundred words or less, explain your view about a hot political topic like abortion, contraceptives, homosexuality, bullying, etc. Now write about a character who disagrees with you. Let that character be your protagonist.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Imagine a great disaster destroys all the world's literature. How much of it would you remember and be able to pass on to future generations? Which three stories most deserve to be told? Would you attempt to retell them exactly as the original author had or make changes to improve them or make them more useful to a recovering society? Now choose one and write it.