Write down something a character would- just something normal and routine. then write the exact opposite of what the character would do- the more outrageous the better. Create a story out of the outrageous.
This is the first weekly prompt since the end of StoryADay 2013. Congrats to all those who took part. If you finished even one story you’ll know something about this week’s prompt:
Write a story […]
Read this story in The New Yorker
Set in Bombay, this is a skillful story that features four distinct characters: an elderly judge, his wife, his son and his long-time “kept woman”. The author is economical and […]
One of the best pieces of advice I received for writing short stories was to make your character want something. Once your character wants something you have a structure for the whole story: put obstacles in their […]
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