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Weekend Assignment: Small Beauties

Weekend Assignment: Small Beauties

Improve your writing style with the help of authors you love.

Knock on Wood

Knock on Wood

Black cats? The power of a jinx? A horseshoe for good luck? Superstition plays a role in this weekend’s writing prompt.

Weekend Assignment: Fast and Furious (Writing)

Weekend Assignment: Fast and Furious (Writing)

Get your kitchen timer ready. This weekend’s assignment is built for speed.

The Prairie Dog Story

The Prairie Dog Story

12 words from an episode of The Big Bang Theory inspired this weekend’s prompt. What’s your prairie dog tale?

The Undiscovered Sequel

It seems like nowadays everything successful gets a sequel. Popular book? Turn it into a series. Well-received movie? Cash in on the success with part II. Top-rated television series? Let’s make a spin-off! Your assignment this week is to “discover” a sequel for one of your favorite books or short stories and write a description […]

Weekend Assignment: Uncovering Your Voice

Imagine you walked into a room full of strangers where someone handed you a microphone and expected you to make an impromptu speech. What would you do? If you are like most people, you’d probably freeze on the spot, filled with the certainty that you are going to say the wrong thing, or sound like […]

Weekend Assignment: Writing Roots

What are your writing roots? Where did that initial spark that made you want to become a writer come from? Was it a picture book you read as a child? A novel from ¬†your teen years? I think I was ten or eleven when I started reading Erma Bombeck. From there I progressed to other […]