A sampling of writers on WordPress.com who made some noise last month:
Bloggers in the press, from the New York Times to Politico
Jack Monroe, the single mother blogging at A Girl Called Jack, has become an activist and voice on poverty in England. The New York Timesprofiled her in mid-January, while her cookbook of recipes on a budget is released on February 27. Jack’s story is inspiring, and we’re watching to see what she does next.
Jason Edward Harrington, blogger at Taking Sense Away and former TSA screener, shares stories and observations about his many years of employment at the Transportation Security Administration.
Last week, he dropped the layer of anonymity on his blog and published a piece on Politico, “Dear America, I Saw You Naked,” which introduces his story, background, and the material that will inspire his novel (which you can sample on…
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An endless supply of writing prompts can be found online. Sometimes they’re as simple as one sentence, a prompt toward beginning a story or poem with said sentence as the first line. Writer’s Digest magazine offers prompts in the back of each issue, often paired with a mini competition of sorts. I’m sure a plethora of other such prompt-based competitions exist as well. (Feel free to provide links to your favorites in the comments. I’d be interested in checking them out.)
I decided to scribble up a list of “first-liners” prompts to use at a later date. I’ll share them with you all. All I ask is that, should you decide to use one of the prompts, reblog this post with the snippet (or the entire result) of the idea that stemmed from the prompt.
1. She hated green, everything green…
2. The single hair jutting from her chin…
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Posted on January 27, 2014