Monday, November 30, 2009

Switching Mindsets

Write about high heels from a male perspective if you're female, and from a female perspective if you're male. (around 500 words)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Plaid and Polka Dots

Write a piece about a stereotypical college professor. Don't focus on the clothing but be sure to mention it.
approx. 600 words

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Free Write

Today is a free write (no time limit, no word count) on beauty (of any kind- person, place, or thing).

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Dreaded Form

Write a one-act play around a tragio-comedic subject.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Change of Pace

This week I challenge you to write in a different format than what you normally use. Normally write on the computer? Try pen and paper. Normally write in pencil? Try a pen in a fancy color. Whatever you do, don't allow the different medium to stop you from writing. The point is to see how the change affects your writing- not in a "oh this is uncomfortable" manner, but do you think differently? Do you use different vocabulary? Do you write slower, or faster? Do you deliberate over each word, or does it flow more naturally? Do you write in a different tone, or in a different mood? Does your character/ theme/plot change with the format?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Time Travel Week #10

You are sometime in the future! Write for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Time Travel Week #9


You are an poor English person convicted of a crime, and being sent to Australia's penal colony. You may write either before, during, or after the trial, but don't forget to included what crime you committed, whether you were innocent or guilty, and the reasoning behind the crime, your arrest, and your sentencing.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Time Travel Week #8

Because I thought of a lot of fun prompts, we'll just keep going for a while. =)

It's 1917 and the eve of the Bolshevik Revolution. Write a piece either from the perspective of someone within the Winter palace (but not necessarily a royal) or from someone that's storming the gates. But do try to avoid a Disney character for one of your own creation.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Time Travel Week #7

It's caveman days at Wordsworth Station. Write a piece about the time period, either from a first person perspective or from a third person POV.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Time Travel Week #6

Today you are a Viking- but whether you are one back in the homeland or one of Erik the Red's crew colonizing Greenland is up to you.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Time Travel Week #5

You are a scribe for the Chinese Imperialistic Court, working in the Forbidden City. But your job is being threatened- why? by whom? for what purposes? etc.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Time Travel Week #4

Let's head off to the Mayan empire, circa 1500s just before or just after the Spanish come into contact (your choice). What is the civilization going through at this particular moment (focus on the collective, rather than an individual character today)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time Travel Week #3

Write a fiction piece about the American 80's... and the nightmare in which you time-traveled back to the days of big hair and power ballads.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Time Travel Week #2

If you could time-travel to the French Revolution, who would you want to meet for coffee?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Time Travel Week #1

It's time travel week here at Wordsworth Station! I'll be giving you a time period and a location, and you have to write about it!

If you could time-travel to Renaissance England, who would you be? Why? What sort of activities would you do? How would you be employed (or would you)?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Good Ole Years

Find some of your early writings... the more hilariously bad, the better. First, tell yourself how great you've become since then. Second, see what you can improve. Third, actually do it. Sit down and re-write one or two brief pieces. Fourth, laugh really hard. Now doesn't that make you feel better?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

1,000 Words

Just something to contemplate. Do a ten minute free-write on whatever comes to mind after viewing this image.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

No Writing Week #3

Today, find theme songs for each of your characters, and a track list for the entire work. If you can, match a song to the issues that you are discussing in the piece- a theme song for a theme, if you will.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

No Writing Week #2

Today spend around 30 minutes surfing the internet for pictures of your piece's physical setting. Get as specific as you can- including weather pictures for a particular scene, a single location like a house, commercial strip-mall, etc

Monday, November 9, 2009

No Writing Week #1

That's right. You read the title right. This week is "No Writing" themed, which means no words, just creative thinking. Don't worry, the prompts all make perfect sense.

Visualize your main characters' face(s). Now, no matter your talent level, try to draw them. This should have you work out details that you might not think of- crow's feet, freckles, moles, small scars or acne, etc. If you can't picture your character well enough to be able to draw them (regardless of the end result) then you need to work on the particulars.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bibliophila and Me

Write a piece about when you first fell in love with books.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Festival Week #7

Writing Prompt:
The end of holidays are using a let down, just as there is a certain sadness when morning's light truly illuminates a carnival, or when the festival is taken down and packed up, or when the circus leaves town. Write a piece on this sort of situation. It can be a memory from childhood, or a fictionalized piece from any character's perspective, or a poem on the general emotion. Get creative.