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Write the world   love in words prompt

Love in Words

letter — Tell someone you love them.

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Book review

Book Review Competition 2019

Review — Share your "must read".

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Write the world   house of books prompt

Library Magic

reflection — Write a tribute.

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Invisible

Invisible Cities

Description — An imagined blueprint.

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Write the world   strike prompt

Strike

5 SENTENCES — What issue could drive you to activism?

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Film review 2018

Film Review Competition 2019

Review — Look through the lens of a movie critic.

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Writing Resolutions

GOAL-SETTING — Share your writing goals for the year.

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Write the world   tiny love story prompt

Tiny Love Story

Narrative — 100 words.

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Pair

Living People

Character Study — The ins and outs.

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Write the world   2019 prompt

2019

recipe — Ingredients for a good year.

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Write the world   the vistas beyond prompt

The Vistas Beyond

THREE SENTENCES — Write about a window-view.

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My december

My December Writing Competition 2018

CREATIVE NONFICTION — What does this month mean to you?

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Write the world   a pair of poems prompt

A Pair of Poems

PROSE POEM — Write two prose poems that function as a pair.

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Write the world   mixtape prompt

Mixtape

PLAYLIST — Make the soundtrack to your life.

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Free writing

Open Prompt

Free Writing — Write about anything you like!

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