It's almost Halloween--yay! It's time to let your imagination run wild and dress up like a character from one of your favorite stories or movies. Fun!
Once you've settled down from your candy corn high, Writing Pad has a terrrific new class to help you write an amazing short story AND get it published. Successful writer, Melissa Clark, will be teaching Short and Sweet: The Art of The Short Story starting Nov. 4! Click "Buy Now" at the bottom of the class description, call 323-333-2954, OR email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up before it's full!
In honor of our new short story class, here's a writing prompt to inspire your very own story classic. Make a list of your 5 favorite fairy tales or short stories. Pick one. Now write down five specific details of that story (e.g. For Little Red Riding Hood I'd write down: 1. red cloak, 2. big fangs, 3. cherry pies in a basket, 4. granny nightgown, and 5. "What big eyes you have!"). Set the timer for 10 min. Write a modern version of this tale, including at least 2 of the 5 specific details that you wrote down. Maybe apply this story to something that happened to you recently. Start your story with "Once upon a time" and then post the results in the comments of this blog!
Comment on this blog! Write a modern fairy tale. If you post your story in the comments of this blog, you could win a free class!
Comment on this blog: We are having a comment contest for a free class at Writing Pad for the best comment of May/June! This is a safe internet space infused with the AWA method, just like all Writing Pad classes. The prompt of the week is here.
The winners of the January/February and March/April contests will be announced soon.