Summer mini-writing workshop: Writing ideas


Some things are American icons. Anyone who is a fan will probably read what you have to say about it.

Write about what you know but also what you (or someone else) loves.

Comparing one thing to something else can help you see old things in new ways.

Just as we learn history to keep from repeating it, we can take the present and predict the future.

There are many ways to play with language. Sometimes restraint helps creative juices flow in unexpected directions.

There is a story behind every letter and number. Find it, or make it up.

Technology and class systems are great fodder for science-fiction writers.

Consider possible origins of a popular sentence or saying, and write a story of how it came to be.

For 400 words or fewer, you can get editorial feedback. That’s pretty golden.

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