Imagine your life is now a book. In 100 words, write the blurb for it, what people will read on the back cover.
Select a book from a random shelf in your home library. Copy down the last sentence, and use this line to begin a short story.
Use the following words in your story or poem: little boy, torn page, market, cart.
Find a short article in a newspaper or magazine. Write a poem based on its subject.
Cook-up your own version of a “get-rich-quick” scheme.
The first two sentences of your novel, essay, article should grab your audience. Share yours with us. Thanks -eb-
Stick a romance character in a horror story, an adult character in a children’s story or a contemporary character in a fantasy story. Write the scene.
Create a new holiday, such as National Editor’s Day. Write a greeting card for it.
Imagine you wake up one morning with a key clasped tightly in your hand. How did this key come to be in your possession? More important, what does it unlock.
Describe your childhood home. Write down as many details as you can remember. Compare it to the location you call home today.