Weekly writing prompts July 29 – August 4, 2012
July 29 – Tell your readers what is on the other side of the wall (see slideshow). You can write about what is inside the building or what is around the corner.
July 30 – Make a list of fifteen words to describe your ideal anyone. It can be a romantic partner, best friend, villain, hero, any type of person you want to write about. Then write a profile about that person without using any of the words from your list.
July 31 – Write about a relationship in the style of board game instructions.
Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction awards submission deadline
August 1 – Describe something that symbolizes summer for you without mentioning what it is (i.e. if you choose to describe eating fresh fruit, don’t use the word fruit or the type of fruit in question).
Rattle Poetry Prize submission deadline
August 2 – Choose an abstract concept (love, hate, faith, sadness, joy, etc.) and write about it for fifteen minutes.
August 3 – Go outside, through your front door (or main entrance) and write about the first living thing you see. Plants do count and may provide you with a greater challenge.
August 4 – Tell a story through the eyes of someone who can remember little else (inspired by a story of a man in the late stages of Alzheimer’s who could still tell every story behind every one of his tattoos).