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Teachers Write

Write a letter to yourself of 4 weeks ago.  It will be sent back through time and delivered to you on July 9th, 2017…right before you begin Teachers Write.  What advice would you give yourself?  What can you tell yourself about … Continue reading

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Character virtues and flaws

Today’s Assignment: Let’s work on our characters a little bit. I want you do explore your character’s virtues and flaws. Write a scene or memory in which his or her main virtue is clear. Then rewrite the scene with the virtue … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt

Today’s assignment: Expand one of the basic facts below into a scene using character, setting, and perhaps dialogue (must be authentic for nonfiction! ). Keep in mind that there are many other techniques to use – for example, suspense. Don’t be afraid to do … Continue reading

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Why?

Reluctantly, I took the money. And learned a life-long lesson. Your word is everything. If you can’t follow through on a promise, explain why. Because otherwise your word means next to nothing. To this day, I try my best to … Continue reading

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  7/16/17 Sunday Erica Perl: Write a love letter to an inanimate object or intangible concept. Go! 7/15/17 Erin Hagar Free write activity:  Take a character from your WIP (any age) and think about a toy they might own or … Continue reading

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Today’s assignment: Prompt 1: Go somewhere quiet and calm your mind. Turn off your busy brain and focus on your deepest emotions. Think about your current work in progress, if you have one. If not, think about something you’ve already written for … Continue reading

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Teachers Write – Waiting Room

My story is actually a true story. My sister Chris is a nurse and was a smoker and during the winter she was shoveling snow and she was experiencing chest pain.  She ended up going to a cardiologist who informed … Continue reading

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