writing prompts

Jul 11

#806
"empathy is first of all an act of imagination"

#806

"empathy is first of all an act of imagination"

Jun 17

#805
Inner Scorecard
quote via Farnam Street

#805

Inner Scorecard

quote via Farnam Street

Jun 15

#804
micromort tracker?
[original idea in this tweet]
*if anyone makes a micromort app and becomes insanely rich off of it, please reward me for the idea by paying me a livable wage to sit around and make writing prompts all day… or for just over $10,000 you could buy my entire Amazon wish list for me.*

#804

micromort tracker?

[original idea in this tweet]

*if anyone makes a micromort app and becomes insanely rich off of it, please reward me for the idea by paying me a livable wage to sit around and make writing prompts all day… or for just over $10,000 you could buy my entire Amazon wish list for me.*

May 06

writingprompts:


449


This was today’s prompt in class. Students definitely got into it.

writingprompts:

449

This was today’s prompt in class. Students definitely got into it.

Apr 25

from the archives:

#746
Modern Pangea?

from the archives:

#746

Modern Pangea?

(Source: writingprompts, via lukescommonplacebook)

Apr 17

writingprompts:

567
disappearances

update on 4.17.2014: Tom Woodward spent some time looking into these numbers … 

writingprompts:

567

disappearances

update on 4.17.2014: Tom Woodward spent some time looking into these numbers … 

Apr 15

#803
"I knew terrible things."

#803

"I knew terrible things."

Mar 08

#802
"manipulation is at the core of our social interaction"

#802

"manipulation is at the core of our social interaction"

Mar 05

[video]

Mar 01

[video]

Feb 28

#801
back in time from a future dystopia

#801

back in time from a future dystopia

Feb 23

The Periodic Table of Storytelling

I think an excellent and challenging exercise for narrative writing would be to select at random a handful of elements from The Periodic Table of Storytelling* by James Harris. It’s wonderful:

[make sure to click through for the full version]

*fair warning to teachers: unfortunately, some of this is probably not quite safe for the classroom.

Feb 18

[video]

[video]

Feb 14

#800
"a person in a place with a problem" – Cory Doctorow, from this gold mine of fiction writing advice, via my source for almost everything that is quality on the internet

#800

"a person in a place with a problem" – Cory Doctorow, from this gold mine of fiction writing advice, via my source for almost everything that is quality on the internet