Abecedarian

Abecedarian

This week’s writing prompt takes inspiration from one of my favorite poetic forms: the abecedarian. In this poetic form, a poem begins with the letter A and each line or stanza that follows begins with each successive letter of the alphabet. The Natalie Diaz poem...
So I’ve Heard…

So I’ve Heard…

This week’s writing prompt will be an exercise in a word that I can never spell: onomatopoeia. Creative Writing Prompt: So I’ve Heard… Write a story or scene that includes “sound words” that set the scene. What is going on? What do the characters hear, or what sound...
Creating the Character

Creating the Character

Think about the physical attributes of book characters that you can remember—what comes to mind? Harry Potter’s scar? Lisbeth Salander’s wild hair and piercings? What if a book began with just the idea of what a character should look like? Creative Writing Prompt:...
It’s My Story and I’ll Pitch if I Want To

It’s My Story and I’ll Pitch if I Want To

This week’s writing prompt will do double duty, working on your creative writing skills by reimagining a classic tale and practicing how to sell your story to an agent. Creative Writing Prompt: It’s My Story and I’ll Pitch if I Want To Imagine that you are a character...