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Weekend Assignment: Ripped from the Headlines

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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:

Odd News

News Lite

Daily Snopes

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!

Happy Writing!

Need more inspiration? Click here.

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