Write the story that begins: "We arrive barefoot, and leave shoeless..." photo: ebszabo
Translating life into fiction can be a way to externalize our inner apocalypse... photo: Jon Sullivan ...and reading our fiction can lead us to an understanding of what we have locked away. Write about a Thanksgiving that became a turning point in your life, locate it in an exaggerated world of your creation, and animate it with people who enact … Continue reading truth to fiction
Before there were selfies, photographers revealed themselves with subtle clues that perhaps even they were unaware of. Examine this photograph, and from the details - tangible and intangible - evoke the photographer. Who is this person on the other side of the lens? What is their relationship with the people in the photograph? How did they come to be the … Continue reading before selfies
Rule for writing and life: A flim flam man (or woman) cannot work in a vacuum. It takes at least two participants for flim flam to be successful. So, when a character (or you)is bamboozled, there will be plenty of red flags in the field. They will look something like this: photo: Justine Belson In writing, … Continue reading foreshadowing flim flam
Think of a time in your life when you felt like the living dead. What brought you back? John and Karen Hollingsworth Take that turning point and write it. Write to re-live.
Write a relationship using these road signs as a metaphor.
photo: Bain News Service Writing Prompt: write the correspondence
Writing Prompt: Take twenty minutes to write yourself into this empty classroom. Who shows up? What happens? Incorporate at least two of the senses: smell, touch, taste, hearing, sight. Don't think, keep writing whatever comes.
According to Miriam Webster Dictionary, al•che•my was a science used in the Middle Ages to change ordinary metals into gold. Great writing is alchemy. photo:Iwan Gabovitch Writing Prompt: Select a relationship in your life and transform it from ordinary metal into gold.
Your past is more than just a story. It makes you. Live it. Write it. Change it. Change you. Writing Prompt: Change one thing and write your altered life.