Category Archives: Writing Prompts

Writing Prompt: God Bless You Dr. Kevorkian (October 26, 2011)

Kurt Vonnegut released a book, a compilation of radio broadcasts actually, called God Bless You Dr. Kevorkian, in which the main character temporarily kills himself, with the help of Jack Kevorkian, so that he can visit heaven and interview historical … Continue reading

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I Love Columbus, Ohio

You know what’s big in Columbus right now?  Columbus. There are a lot of things I really like about Columbus, Ohio.  It’s big enough to offer the services and culture of a big city, but still small enough that traffic … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: On Ice – Stories About Keeping Cool

On August 27, 2011 we’ll be holding a live reading event at Kafe Kerouac.  Look for more information on the “Columbus Story Salon” soon. I don’t know if you know this, but August is hot.  The theme of the evening … Continue reading

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WP: The Heat Drove Them To It (July 27, 2011)

They say to write what you know, so this just seemed fitting for the most boiling hot weeks of the year. This is the optional writing prompt for the July 27, 2011 writers’ workshop.  You don’t have to use it, … Continue reading

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WP: A Laugh Said It All (July 13, 2011)

This is the optional writing prompt for the July 13, 2011 writers’ workshop.  If you find it stimulating please use it, if not, please disregard it and write whatever your heart desires. This week’s prompt is “A Laugh Said It … Continue reading

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WP: Unlikely Predators

There’s only one workshop left before the submission deadline for the “Tales of the Unexpected” anthology.  Hopefully this prompt will help you find your way to a tale that’s unexpected, but please feel free to write about anything you’d like. … Continue reading

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WP: That’s Gross

There are two workshops left before the submission deadline, so the big writing prompt is “Tales of the Unexpected”. But, the optional writing prompt for our June 8, 2011 writers’ workshop is “That’s Gross”. Length Guideline: 3,000 to 5,000 words … Continue reading

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WP: Living Art (5/25/11)

The optional writing prompt for the May 25, 2011 writers’ workshop is “Living Art” Length guideline: 3,000 to 5,000 words This could be the story of what the living statue saw on his corner, or the story of a person … Continue reading

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WP: What’s For Dinner (05/11/11)

The writing prompt for the May 11, 2011 writers’ workshop is “What’s For Dinner?” Length guideline: 3,000 to 5,000 words This could be the story of how your peas get to the dinner table, what happened to the dinner guest … Continue reading

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Writing Prompts

Moving forward, I’m going to try and produce a writing prompt for each workshop. I know that when I write, I often have so many ideas swirling around that it’s difficult to get any traction.  A writing prompt forces me … Continue reading

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