Wednesday Writing Prompt

  At our monthly Q & A last night, Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife, talked about how she uses music to get into the world of her story, and stay there even when she isn’t writing. Miss Obreht builds playlists that have an association with a certain scene

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Wednesday Writing Prompt

When we write, it’s important to give ourselves plenty of  time and space to think. But what about our characters? Giving characters the opportunity to express themselves can teach us a lot about the story we need to tell. And by directing that expression toward another character, it can teach

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Wednesday Writing Prompt

Personal space means one thing when you’re standing on a crowded bus. But it means something else altogether when we sit down to write. Writers all use the white space on the page differently to affect pacing, tension, the emotional expression of the character, and the emotional experience of the

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Wednesday Writing Prompt

Conflict is at the heart of all gripping fiction, but not all conflict revolves around guns, fist fights, and Atlanta housewives pulling out each other’s hair. Sometimes a subtle, understated interpersonal conflict is the best kind. But it can also be the hardest to write, so give it a try

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Wednesday Writing Prompt

Here’s a prompt for all you sleep-deprived writers out there who are thinking, “It’s ONLY Wednesday?” Grab your pen (and some coffee) and give it a go! You’re tired. Who isn’t? You make a mistake, a costly mistake. What happens next? As always, please post your response in the comments

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Wednesday Writing Prompt

Brrrr! It’s cold out there. Why not curl up with a notebook and some hot chocolate? Today’s writing prompt is perfect for the wintry weather: You receive a phone call from someone who says only, “I’ve buried it inside the snowman across the street. Don’t let me down” and hangs

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Wednesday Writing Prompt

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But sometimes a thousand words isn’t enough! Grab a photo album or a nearby magazine and try crafting a short story around today’s prompt: Look at a picture. What is the secret hidden in the picture? Explore it, push the characters

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Wednesday Writing Prompt

Here’s a fun, whimsical prompt that should get your linguistic gears spinning. Let’s see what creative ideas everyone can come up with for this: Make up a word and tell us what it means. Use it in a sentence, a story, a scene. The word can reflect something you always

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Wednesday Writing Prompt

It’s that time of the week again! For all you writers out there who like a challenge, here’s a prompt I encountered during my MFA program that really forced me to push the boundaries of my style. It’s a bit of a mind-bender! Think of something that is obviously and

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Wednesday Writing Prompt

This is our last writing prompt of 2010, so let’s recapture all those great moments from this year! Write about your top 3 moments/memories of 2010 and why they were special for you. Don’t forget to post your responses in the comments section so we can all see what you

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