Creative Writing, Prose

War

Prompt: Write an active scene (a dinner, a romance, an adventure) from the first person POV of no more than 500 words. Now take the exact same scene and write it again from the omniscient POV, entirely from scratch and without looking at the first version. Submit both scenes, and further, please comment on what changes you discover as you shift from one POV (I am telling the story…) to the other (the all-seeing creator tells the story…).

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Creative Writing, Prose

Coffee

Prompt: Create a scene (700-1000 words) with at least three characters. Two of these characters should have different viewpoints on the world; one should be an “insider” in the world you’re creating, and one should be an outsider. For example, you could set the scene in your country and have one person be native and one be a foreign visitor. The third character should be an eavesdropper on a conversation between the first two. Construct the story using no more than three speech tags (a speech tag is something that identifies a speaker, like “she said” and “Kevin replied”); instead, use the setting, descriptions, and idiosyncrasies to make the speakers identifiable. Be careful, however, to avoid caricature.

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Creative Writing, Prose

A regular afternoon

Written for a Creative Writing course.

Oh, for the love of…

What’s with these people, anyways? It’s like they don’t even have a home of their own. Don’t they know how to cook for themselves? And it’s not even lunch or dinner time, it’s not even 4 o’clock! And how come they’re not working? Hello! It’s MONDAY! Don’t you people have stuff to do other than crowd the place like it was your house? Continue reading

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Creative Writing, Prose

Habitual ritual

A creative writing piece. The prompt is to write a “HABITUAL RITUAL” using second person, or “you”.

You hang up the phone and look at it. You’re not sure if what you heard is right, but it must be, because, why else would your heart feel like this? Why else would it thump so hard inside your chest? So you cling to hope, you kinda have to, or you won’t be able to do what you need to do next. Continue reading

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