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Talking to “You”

PERSPECTIVE — Writing in the second person.

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Tiny Love

100 WORDS — Global tonic.

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May Grab Bag

PROMPTS — by WtW Writers

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Food Writing Competition 2021

CREATIVE NONFICTION — Sources of sustenance.

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In Motion

DESCRIPTION — The power of verbs.

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Stand Up

contemplation — What can we learn from Darnella Frazier?

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The Food We Miss

DESCRIPTION — Create what you crave.

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Forward Backward

Poem — Reading from the top or bottom.

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The Art of Specificity

REVISION — Rework a description three times.

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Sijo

Three Lines — The music of Korean verse.

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Home’s Essence

PORTRAIT — What is home without location?

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Friendship Tweet

DEFINITION — 280 characters or less.

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YOU, The Writer

MAP — What happens when you sit down to write?

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Map Change

RE-NAME — Honoring place.

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Dust Jacket

INTRODUCTIONS — About you.

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