Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Let's get wild and crazy...with a writing prompt!

Fall is the most inspiring time of the year for me. It just has this certain aura of peace and relaxation which makes it easier for me to write. And when I write a lot I get even more excited about reading. I know. I sound like the poster-boy for a "reading is fundamental" campaign, but I assure you that no one is paying me to say that.

Last night I went to Borders and, after hours of wondering if I wanted Neil Gaiman's new children book, or Seanson 5, 6 and/or 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or this freakin kickass journal inscripted with quotes from "The Raven" by Poe, I decided on Dave Egger's new novel The Wild Things. (I shouldn't mention that I'm going back today to get the rest of the things I wanted...)

Anyway, Eggers' book just screams awesome. Although I only read the first paragraph in Chapter 1 I have such faith in it. I mean, look how awesome this cover is:

So where am I going with this since I'm not here to talk about the book? Let's do a writing prompt. I'm feeling energized this morning and ready to go.

Take a children's story or fairy tale you enjoy and reimagine it. Make it your own. I love the sty of "The Little Mermaid," so a few years ago I wrote a story loosely based on Hans Christen Anderson's infamous tale. It's not hard. In fact, you already have the plot of the story...Now, hop to it! Don't delay!

To purchase this "wild" book or it's equally, but more pricey, furry cover, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool cover, love the writing prompt - I used to do that stuff all the time as a gteacher, we'd do it all together as a class. Came up with some great stories and really enjoyed the whole writing process together.


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