Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Stretching the Truth Writing Prompts

Giraffe by Martin Pettitt
Giraffe, a photo by Martin Pettitt on Flickr.
"Tell all the truth, but tell it slant." Emily Dickinson

For today's writing prompt, I want you to think of an event that happened in your life (happy or sad) and turn it into fiction. Make it interesting by stretching the truth. Make changes from the original story as you see fit.

Start by free-writing about the first incident that comes to mind, making the changes as you write along. Free-write for 15 minutes.

Then. . .

you can take the fictional situation you started to create and develop it into either a poem or a short story.

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