Friday, March 30, 2012

Find a photo from your childhood and write about the scene you see--not the memory you created then, but the things a stranger might assume if they looked at the photo.

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Are you holding onto any outdated resources?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

Write a story including each of the following: Roast Beef Georgia Goldfish A microphone

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Write a journal entry about life twenty years in the future.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"It's not you; it's me." Write a break up scene without using cliche lines like that one.

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.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

"There were phone numbers which could be ignored at two in the morning. This was not one of them."

Who's calling? How does the conversation go?