Today’s Prompt: For our final assignment, tell the tale of your most-prized possession. Today’s twist: If you’re up for a twist, go long — experiment with longform and push yourself to write more than usual. Prized Possessions and Gifts received I have a problem with the word ‘things’ in our last assignment, you see,Continue reading “Writing 101, Day Twenty: The Things We Treasure”
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Writing 101, Day Nineteen: BLOGGING: LESSONS LEARNT.
Today’s Prompt: Today is a free writing day. Write at least four-hundred words, and once you start typing, don’t stop. No self-editing, no trash-talking, and no second guessing: just go. Bonus points if you tackle an idea you’ve been playing with but think is too silly to post about. URGENT VERSUS IMPORTANT. Blogging is likeContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Nineteen: BLOGGING: LESSONS LEARNT.”
Writing 101, Day Sixteen and Seventeen: Loss and Fear
Twist one: Reflect on the theme of ‘Lost and found’. Twist two: Address one of your worst fears. Write this post in a style that’s different from your own. I’m combining both assignments today, by writing about both loss and fear, partly in my own voice, and partly in another voice. Elephant Graveyard The mostContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Sixteen and Seventeen: Loss and Fear”
Writing 101, Day Fifteen: Your Voice Will Find You
Today’s prompt: You’re told that an event that’s dear to your heart — an annual fair, festival, or conference — will be cancelled forever (or taken over by an evil organization). Write about it. Today’s twist: read your piece aloud, multiple times. Hone that voice of yours! Well, here goes part 5! Yes, I’m keepingContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Fifteen: Your Voice Will Find You”
Writing 101, Day Fourteen: To Whom It May Concern
Today’s prompt: Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What jumps out at you? Start there. Today’s twist: Write in the form of a letter. The novel I usually have at hand is Jane Eyre, but yesterday, I had been rereading parts of The Professor, also by Charlotte Bronte. I turned toContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Fourteen: To Whom It May Concern”
Writing 101, Day Thirteen: Serial Killer II
Today’s prompt: Earlier in the course, you wrote about losing something. Today, write about finding something. Today’s twist: For your twist, view day four’s post and today’s post as installments in a series. This post is the continuation of both day 4 and day 12. In day four, I wrote about losing oneself through sufferingContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Thirteen: Serial Killer II”
Writing 101, Day Twelve: (Virtual) Dark Clouds on the Horizon
Today’s prompt: Today, write a post with roots in a real-world conversation. Today’s twist: include foreshadowing. Last night I dreamt I returned to…. Part 2. I had to go back. I needed to go inside. I had to speak to him again. Just one more time. I knew he was still there. He toldContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Twelve: (Virtual) Dark Clouds on the Horizon”
Writing 101, Day Eleven: Size Matters
Todays’ assignment: Today, tell us about the home you lived in when you were twelve. The twist: pay attention to — and vary — your sentence lengths. Last night I dreamt I returned to… Part 1 Perhaps it all began the day I stood outside my door, my previous door, my ex-door, my late door, myContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Eleven: Size Matters”
Writing 101, Day Ten: Happy Geraldine!
Today’s prompt: Today, be inspired by a favorite childhood meal. For the twist, focus on infusing the post with your unique voice. One-and-a-half Penny Bags! We rushed down the stairs to the cloakroom, slipped off our plimsolls, pulled on our boots, grabbed our coats, and burst out of the warm school building into the freezing,Continue reading “Writing 101, Day Ten: Happy Geraldine!”
Writing 101, Day Nine: Changing Moccasins — Point of View.
Today’s prompt: For today’s assignment, write a scene at the park. Up for a twist? Write the scene from three different points of view. A man and a woman walk through the park together, holding hands. They pass an old woman sitting on a bench. The old woman is knitting a small, red sweater. TheContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Nine: Changing Moccasins — Point of View.”