Thanks for a great year Scribblers!
Goodbye to Raven, Madison, Natalia, Kelsey, and Dejah who are leaving us. Be well and keep in touch!
For everyone going to club day tomorrow, have fun!
Summer Writing Assignment
Should you choose to accept it, here is something you can work on over the summer.
Below are 13 writing prompts. Write about one or all 13. Write something short or long. Revise your work. Bonus points for writing about all of them.
1. Write a short scene set at a lake, with trees and nature. Throw some birds in there, too.
2. Write a scene showing a guy and a girl arguing over the guy’s friendship with a former girlfriend. Do not mention the girlfriend, the guy, the girl, or the argument.
3. Choose your favorite historical figure and imagine if he/she had been led to greatness by the promptings of an invisible imp living behind his or her right ear. Write a story from the point of view of this creature. Where did it come from? What are its goals? Use research to make your story as accurate as possible.
4. Write a story that ends with the following sentence: Debra brushed the sand from her blouse, took a last, wistful look at the horse, and stepped into the hot-air balloon.
5. A wasp called the tarantula hawk reproduces by paralyzing tarantulas and laying its eggs into their bodies. When the larvae hatch, they devour the still living spider from the inside out. Isn’t that crazy? Write a short story about how crazy that is.
6. Imagine if your favorite character from fiction had been born without thumbs. Then write a short story about them.
7. Write a story that begins with a man throwing handfuls of $100 bills from a speeding car, and ends with a young girl sitting in a bucket.
8. A husband and wife are meeting in a restaurant to finalize the terms of their impending divorce. Write the scene from the point of view of a busboy or busgirl.
9. Think of the most important secret your best friend has ever entrusted you with. Write a story in which you reveal it to everyone. Write it again from the point of view of your friend. Does she want to kill you? How does she feel about it?
10. Popular music is often a good source of writing inspiration. Rewrite Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” as a play.
11. Write a short scene in which one character reduces another to uncontrollable sobs without touching him or speaking.
12. Your main character finds a box of old jewelry. Whose is it? How did it get there?
13. A girl has a terrifying dream in which she is humiliated in front of her class. Write what happens next.
Be on the lookout for an email in late August/early September when we start back up again.
Have a great summer!