Imagine. What would have happened if Goldilocks had stumbled upon the home of three goats, or three llama, or three squirrels, or three of any other species besides humans or bears?  Think about it for a few minutes. How would this impact the story? What kinds of possessions would she find in the new three’s home? How might she interact with them and the three animals. Now, make a timeline of your new story. Write a brief description of each key event (and if you feel ambitious, draw a quick sketch—who knows? You may end up with a graphic storybook). Now choose one event from your proposed story and write it out as a scene—complete with characters who live and breathe, a rich and detailed setting, and the king of conflict that sucks readers into a story for the long haul. When done, share your scene with your writing companions. Compliment the strengths and originality of each others scenes. Post your timelines (in the form of a list) here on the blog and the scene you wrote with it. I would love to see where your story took you! Have fun!

good site. think i might revamp this prompt tomorrow.

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an article of really excellent advice for those writers just starting out, courtesy of grub street daily, a sweet-ass online publication hailing from my college town of beans!

read it, it’s good shit.


stiiiiiiiill workin’ on numba 4

stiiiiiiiill workin’ on numba 4

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Kurt Vonnegut Writing Lessons- fuck I miss that man <3

"Here is a lesson in creative writing. 

First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college. 

And I realize some of you may be having trouble deciding whether I am kidding or not. So from now on I will tell you when I’m kidding. 

For instance, join the National Guard or the Marines and teach democracy. I’m kidding. 

We are about to be attacked by Al Qaeda. Wave flags if you have them. That always seems to scare them away. I’m kidding. 

If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” 

-Kurt Vonnegut (RIP to one of the greatest writers alive)



other writing communities to check out

I haven’t registered to all of these, but from what I can see they each offer a unique experience. Check them out!



The Next Big Writer

One Million Monkeys Typing this one’s super cool!



Red Room

Bibliofaction this one’s very good as well

ABC Tales

Author Nation


Story Mash



Scrawlers I might try this one out myself…

I’m sure there will be more later, but every one of those is worth a look.

prompts ON TAP

a pedophile with a pedosmile

Give encouragement to the hopeless dregs that idolize you

“No one could understand him, save the horrible machine,”

Things I shouldn’t write about

“This is a new beginning, but the ending is the same”

Insomniac haunts 24 hour joints

mate selection by government-mandated random trial and error matchmaking

someone’s manners are suddenly on overdrive-now polite to plants, objects

special alarm clock that only half wakes you from your dream

secret collapsible sanctuary

oversized chocolate hotel

Someone ate an angel

reasonably time-occupying website, mainly filled with self-fellating blather though.


procrastinate/create with shiny little writing turds shat out from the bowels of the internet, polished up by my meandering brain spaghettis, and served al dente for your prompt and linky pleasure. slacker writers are people too!

here you will find:
-writing exercises
-any helpful little tidshits that may help you (and me) with your writing process


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