Posts Tagged: writing prompts

Objects of Our Affection

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Objects make for excellent writing prompts, Anca Szilagyi declares on the Plougshares blog. Objects can ignite memories or serve as a simple writing exercise tool. And objects within a narrative define how characters interact in a world. But be warned, there are dangers: Vladimir Nabokov writes of a curious condition. Whenever he inserted objects from […]

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Prompts in Your Box

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Online writing community Figment has recently inaugurated Figment Daily Themes, “a free daily email service through which subscribers receive a thoughtful, compelling writing prompt five days a week.” Occasionally, prompts will come from acclaimed authors such as Curtis Sittenfeld, Aimee Bender, and Nell Freudenberger. Next week’s themes will be crafted by author Lev Grossman (who has […]

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