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Given First Line

Fiction — Begin with this famous opener.

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Birdsong

poem — Write a bird onomatopoeia.

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A Ritual for Now

design — New ways of making meaning.

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Setting as Mood

Description — Writing the emotional undercurrents.

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November Grab Bag

PROMPTS — Short and sweet.

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YOU in threes

Character Study — Writing yourself on the page.

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Why I Write

Reflection — I write as an act of slowness... I write to meet my ghosts. ... I write becau...

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Lost in Translation

LINGUISTICS — Describing the indescribable.

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That Sort of Person

Character Study — Describe your character in one line.

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All Talk

Dialogue — A story in conversation.

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Intersection

Observation — Where do the urban and natural mingle?

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Dust Jacket

INTRODUCTIONS — About you.

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YOU, The Writer

MAP — What happens when you sit down to write?

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We Miss You, Sport!

COMMENTARY — What's missing?

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