I’m a fan of Grey’s Anatomy and I’ve noticed that many of their dramatized cases have some basis in a factual news story. It has long been a tradition of fiction writers to use the news for inspiration, so why not you?
This weekend’s writing assignment: Scour the newspaper for short story kernels. The key here is not to fictionalize the real story but to find the seeds of a whole new story. You are looking for something you can plant, fertilize and grow into a story that belongs uniquely to you. Then, of course, you should write that story.
News sites for inspiration:
The Show and Tell Challenge
Step right up and take the B&B Show and Tell Challenge! Here’s how. Write your response to this assignment, post it on your blog, then come back and leave a link to your post in the comments. It’s that simple!
- Weekend Assignment: Project Productivity (barbaratyler.wordpress.com)
- [Fiction] Friday Challenge #192 (writeanything.wordpress.com)
- The First Writing Prompt Wednesday of 2011! (thestoryinme.wordpress.com)
Need more inspiration? Click here.